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Nicholas Pohronezny December 4, 1916 - October 29, 2012 Plainfield - Nicholas Pohronezny, Age 95, formerly of 5 Ashley St., Plainfield, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012. He was born December 4, 1916 in St. Clair, PA., to the late John and Anastasia (Klimcowsky). He was raised on the family farm in PA. At age 19, he enlisted in the
and was assigned to the USS Quincy for four years. After that, he began flight training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, followed by tours of duty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lido Beach, NY, Miami & Key West, Fl, Norfolk, VA and Annapolis, MD, (where he was an instructor in Aviation Indoctrination for Midshipmen). His last tour took him to Patuxent River, MD, where he flew various aircraft in a support capacity. He retired in 1956 after 20 years of service and began a career in commercial aviation. He was a pilot for Western Airlines, and also flew for Eastern Airlines, Saudi Arabia Airlines, Viasa Airlines in Venezuela, Air Lingus, Japan Airlines, Flying Tigers, Seaboard and finally retired from Federal Express. He held memberships in the following organizations: Plainfield
, Plainfield Lions Club, Moosup Lodge #113 AF & FM, Godreau-McMahon Post #91 American Legion,
Post #5446, Danielson Lodge of Elks, 32nd Degree Mason, The Shriners of Newington, Fleet Reserve #20, Groton, and the Plainfield Social Club. He was predeceased by two sons, Gerald and Barry, Anastasia Vafiadis of Jamaica, NY, (his companion for over 32 years), five brothers, Peter, Alex, John, Daniel and Michael, and a sister, Ann. Survivors include a son, Dale, of Thompson, CT three daughters, Diana Cheryl Goodman of Oakdale, CA, Deborah Boutwell of Atmore, GA, and Kimberly Bragg of Gautier, MS, two sisters, Helen David of Schuylkill Haven, PA, and Mary Yuresavage, of Summit, PA, Kayla Pohronezny Trant, his granddaughter who lovingly cared for him during his final years and 11 other grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; Marie Rummo of Glen Cove, NY, (daughter of Anastasia Vafiadis), who was responsible for his care, and Alicia Pohronezny Courtemanche, his daughter-in -law) Reposing will take place at Dougherty Bros. Funeral Home, 595 Norwich Rd. Plainfield, CT, on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5-8 P.M. The church service will take place on Friday, 11:00 A.M. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Plainfield, CT. Cremation will be private.
Published in Norwich Bulletin on Nov. 4, 2012
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"Bob and I were so sad to hear of Mr. Pohronezny's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and..."
- Bob & Paula Herr
"Dale and family. Your dad led such a full,long life. Even though - any passing is very sad. Faye..."
"May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
"A Real Gentleman. Always demonstrated Respect toward the people he came in contact with. A Patriot and..."
- Billy Holmes
"Sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers are with you . Diane Malinick"
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