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Marjan Cepuch

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Marjan Cepuch In Memoriam
Marjan Michael ("Mike") Cepuch died peacefully of natural causes at his family's home in Shelton, Connecticut, on October 4, 2016. He was 97 years old. Prior to residing in Nichols, Connecticut, for more than 51 years, he lived in Bridgeport, where he graduated from St. Michael's School and Harding High School. His beloved wife Dorothy had preceded him in death in 1958. Also, his beloved youngest son Peter had passed away in 2003. He is survived by his loving children, Michael Cepuch and Judy Fusti, as well as his seven grandchildren, who dearly miss him and his kindness, honesty, gentle guidance, and sense of humor. Mike's first love was his family, and he dedicated most of his time sharing his life and insights with them. He was an alumnus of the University of Connecticut, where he played for the UCONN varsity basketball team, and just missed being named All-American due to an injury in his senior year. He later worked as an instructor / coach for the Boys Clubs of America, where he led several State Championship tumbling teams and City Open Championship basketball teams. He enjoyed playing and coaching basketball, playing softball and golf, swimming, hiking, and shooting pool. He was a highly skilled manufacturing engineer and supervisor of the same with Sikorsky Aircraft, where he eventually retired. He was always very out-going and enjoyed his social life with his friends, his fellow workers, and his fellow golfers and softball players, as well as the members of the Nichols Senior Center, Italian Community Center, and Shelton Community Center. He especially enjoyed get-togethers with friends and family in his basement club room. He was fluent in Polish, having spent 5 years in Poland during his childhood. Like many of his generation, he came through the Great Depression and World War II, where he was a bombardier, and he was a self-reliant homekeeper and willing contributor to his community. He was also an avid reader of mystery novels, and enjoyed watching sports on TV. Mike delighted in visiting his sisters and cousins, taking his children on field trips to museums and famous landmarks, and sharing his time with them on small adventures. In these ways he showed them, naturally not deliberately, that faith in God and love for one another are the most important aspects of life.
Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 12, 2018
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