Andrew J. Kasznay Jr.
Andrew J. Kasznay, Jr., 82, a Harwinton native, passed away on Aug. 1, 2021, in Lancaster, Penn.
Born Nov. 30, 1938, he served thirty one years in the United States Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, rising to the rank of colonel. On active duty, he was a navigator on transport aircraft, flying more than five thousand hours.
Following active duty, Andrew Kasznay operated a contracting business, Harwinton Hardware, and Kasznay's Building Inspection Service.
Kasznay served two terms on the Board of Selectmen and spent eight years on the Harwinton Water Pollution Control Authority. He was a life member of the Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department and belonged to the Harwinton Lions Club and Harwinton Historical Society.
He was also grand marshal of the Harwinton Memorial Day Parade for 45 years and was honored with the Harwinton Outstanding Citizen Award in 2005.
Kasznay retired in 2017 and moved to Pennsylvania. He is survived by wife, Anne E. Kasznay; sister Beatrice E. Garner; children Andrew J. Kasznay III, Cheryl L. Dunbar and Douglas G. Kasznay; and seven grandchildren.
Interment will be in Pennsylvania. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at Harwinton Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harwinton VFD.
Published by Register Citizen on Aug. 19, 2021.