Michael Sudarsky, 88 years of age, died Monday, (February 18, 2013). Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late John and Minerva (Suisman) Sudarsky. Michael graduated Loomis School in 1942, Yale College, 1947 (Class 1945w) AND Columbia Law School, 1950. He served in the US Navy during World War II aboard the Destroyer Escort Willlhoite. He received the Presidential Unit Citation. Member of the New York and Connecticut Bars, he practiced law in Hartford, initially as associate in the office of Solomon Elsner, and later as partner in O'Brien, Sudarsky and Hausman and subsequently as partner in Murtha Cullina Richter and Pinney. After moving to Florida in 1992, he served of counsel at Murtha Cullina LLP. At different times, he was Chairman of the Real Estate Section and Business Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. He was a former member, Vice Chairman, of the Hartford Zoning Board of Appeals, Treasurer of the Hartford Republican Town Committee, and member of the Connecticut Republican State Finance Committee; also a Director of the Hartford Courant Company, 1961 until its sale in 1979 to Times Mirror Company. He enjoyed skiing for many years, vacationing at ski resorts in Europe, Vermont, Colorado and Idaho. A frequent golfer and former member of Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, he was also a former member of the Breakers Club in Florida. He leaves his wife, Olga (Okalita), and a brother, Peter of New York, NY. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Laura Sudarsky Belscher, Julie Sudarsky Gross, Dora Sudarsky Jones, Martha Sudarsky Kristi, Jennifer Sudarsky Lopez, John Sudarsky, Matthew Sudarsky, and Noah Marcel Sudarsky. He also leaves his former sister-in-law, Ann McDonough Sudarsky. He was predeceased by his former wife, Gail Gilman; and his brother, Daniel.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, with Rabbi David J. Small officiating. Interment will follow in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Michael, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.