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  • Joan M. Kornhaas

    Joan M (Fisher) Kornhaas, 82, of Port St Lucie, Fla., and formerly of New Milford, died December 6 at Treasure Coast Hospice Stuart, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Danbury, August 12, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Sadie (Colla) and Emerson Fisher.

  • Kathleen S. Wade

    Kathleen S. Wade, 57, of Newtown died at Danbury Hospital December 5, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Danbury, August 4, 1957, and was the daughter of the late Burton and Jane Covill Corbett.

  • Richard Ferguson Ruscoe

    Richard “Dick” Ferguson Ruscoe, 76, died December 14 at the Masonicare at Newtown facility. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Trenka Ruscoe of Newtown. He was born in Bridgeport, September 9, 1938, and was the son of the late Pearl (DeForest) and Garnet Ruscoe.

  • Richard Ross Kline

    Richard Ross Kline, 38, of Sturbridge, Mass., died unexpectedly November 30. He moved with his family to Newtown at age 10, and attended St Rose School, as well as Newtown Public Schools.

  • Elizabeth Hunter Moss Potts

    Elizabeth “Betty” Hunter Moss Potts, 93, beloved wife of the late Sid Potts, died peacefully December 8 at Ludlowe Health Care, Fairfield. She was born in Gateshead, England, and was the daughter of the late Nora and James Moss.

  • Paula S. Carroll

    Paula S. Carroll, 50, previously of Newtown, died December 7 at St Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, with her family at her side, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). She was born in Basking Ridge, N.J., June 5, 1964, and was the daughter of Roy Schaufelberger of Southbury and the late Gretchen (Smitmens) Schaufelberger.

  • Jeffrey P. Smith

    Jeffrey P. Smith, 70, of Fairfield, the loving husband of Carol MacKenzie Smith, died peacefully December 7.  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lillian and Harry Smith.

  • David Luessenhop

    David Luessenhop, 86, of Newtown, and retired Texaco executive, died quietly December 4, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 6, 1928, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of Gertrude and Alfred Luessenhop, and later moved to Westfield, N.J., where he spent most of his childhood...

  • Robert Lawrence Barnum

    Robert Lawrence Barnum, 67, a resident of Fairfield for more than 40 years, beloved husband of Suzanne Vargo Barnum, died December 5. Born and raised in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Norman and Mary Monahan Barnum.

  • Michael Mead Schmitt

    Michael Mead Schmitt, 59, husband of Paula Lances Schmitt of Danbury, died peacefully in his home December 4, with his family at his side. Born March 9, 1955, in Stamford, he was the son of the late Michael Carl and Ann Mead Schmitt of Wilton.