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  • Merrill Rahmlow

    Merrill “Dick” Rahmlow, 89, of Newtown, died November 3. He was born June 29, 1925, in Hornell, N.Y. Mr Rahmlow was a US Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.

  • Anita Pollaci Arnold

    Anita Pollaci Arnold, 66, of Newtown, died peacefully at home October 31. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she was the baby and the only girl of the Pollaci family, and the darling of her three older brothers, who called her “Neets.”

  • Stephen J. Skudlarek, Sr

    Stephen J. Skudlarek, Sr, 92, of Milford, beloved husband of Mary Maguire Skudlarek for 66 years, died October 30. He was born in Southport, December 26, 1921, to Joseph and Josephine Short Skudlarek. Survivors include his brothers John Skudlarek of Newtown...

  • Amy Leigh Jones

    Amy Leigh Jones, 59, a friend of many and loved by family, died October 30. Her parents, Nancy and John Beckett of Danbury; brothers Jim Beckett of Newtown...

  • Patricia Philipp

    Patricia Philipp, 63, a longtime resident of Newtown, died peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, October 29 at Danbury Hospital. Born in Danbury, she graduated from Immaculate High School with the Class of 1969, and St Vincent’s School of Nursing with the Class of 1972.

  • Donald Joseph Cheh

    Donald Joseph Cheh, 76, of Southbury, formerly a 42-year resident of Bethel, died at Danbury Hospital October 27. He was born in Norwalk, January 10, 1938, and was the son of the late Joseph and Sonia Dutka Cheh. His high school sweetheart, Maryellen, whom he married in 1961; two sons, Keith, and his wife Patricia, of Newtown...

  • Elizabeth Veronica Cashin

    Elizabeth Veronica Cashin, 64, of Philadelphia died October 24, after a seven-month courageous battle with cancer. So many have been left with a grieving heart; her mother, Eileen (Murray) Cashin of Hillsdale, N.J.; sister, Donna Rahtelli, and husband Joseph, of Sandy Hook...

  • Lorraine Louise VanderWende

    Lorraine Louise (Lacy) VanderWende, 89, of Newtown died October 26 at Bethel Health Care, following a short illness. She was born August 17, 1925, in the house her grandfather built in 1899, in New Haven. She was the daughter of Helen and James Lacy.

  • Victor George Kotiadis

    Victor George Kotiadis, 89, of New Holland, Penn., formerly of Ossining, Yonkers, and Riverdale, N.Y., and Trumbull, Conn., died unexpectedly October 27, at Lancaster General Hospital. Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Victoria Fosco and her husband, Chris, of Newtown...

  • John Martin Ryan, Jr

    John Martin Ryan, Jr, of Greenbackville, Va., born January 22, 1938, in Weehawken, N.J., died October 23, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Raised in Weehawken, Mr Ryan served four years in the United States Marine Corps, followed by eigh...