Donald J. Bainton
Donald J. Bainton, 79, Korean War veteran, Greenwich resident and former president of Continental Can Company, died peacefully on June 13, 2010 in Boca Raton, Fla.
Bainton was born in New York, N.Y. on May 3, 1931 and served as a naval officer during the Korean War.
After the war, Don married Aileen Demoulins Bainton and began his corporate career with Continental Can Company, the largest packaging company in the world and eventually became its president.
Following the sale of the company, Bainton acquired the name and formed a second Continental Can Company. In 1998, with sales nearing $600 million, he sold the company to Suiza Foods (now Dean Foods).
Bainton then acquired the name once again and a third Continental Can was formed, which resulted in a recent acquisition in the United Kingdom.
Bainton is survived by his wife of 56 years, Aileen; and three children: Kathryn Sarka of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; Stephen Bainton of Boca Raton; and William Bainton of Greenwich. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Christina Bainton, James Bainton and Stephen Sarka.
Family will receive friends on today from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St. Greenwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich. A memorial will be held in Boca Raton in several weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Catholic Charities USA at 1-800-919-9338. Bainton was a Knight of Malta, and he and his wife have supported numerous Catholic charities throughout the years.
Domenick Borselio, 74, of Riverside passed away on June 11, 2010 at Greenwich Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1935 in Reggio-Calabria, Italy to Luigi and Francesca Borselio. He loved taking walks, reading the newspapers, watching soccer matches and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Briidida Borselio; his two sons, Louis Borselio and Nicholas Borselio and his wife Carol. He is also survived by a brother, John Borselio and his wife Paula; and four sisters: Nancy, Antoinette, Michelina and Catherine; and his two grandchildren, Kayla and Felicia. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Joseph Borselio and a brother, Joseph Borselio.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on June 15 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside. Internment followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Greenwich Emergency Medical Services, Inc., 1111 East Putnam Ave., Riverside, CT 06878.
Michael Dobson, 63, artist and landscape architect and former resident of Greenwich, died of a brain tumor on June 1, 2010 at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Dobson was born in Rockville Center, N.Y. and grew up in Greenwich.
After graduating from Brunswick School in 1964, he attended Princeton University, where he majored in classics and philosophy. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with renowned landscape architect Ian McHarg.
Dobson worked mostly in Connecticut, Vermont, and Maine. With the help of his wife Laurie Goodrich Dobson, he designed landscapes and buildings informed by a deep sense of place, a love and feel for materials and light, and a commitment to the ideals of classical design, his family said. "Creating landscapes," Dobson said, "is working in four dimensions: the usual three, plus the dimension of time."
He is survived by his wife, Laurie Dobson; and five children: David Wilson and Adam Wilson of Tryon, N.C., Jesse Cutler and Lily Cutler of Seattle, Wash., and Emma Cutler of Kennebunkport, Maine, who cared for Dobson with her mother and was with him when he died. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph Dobson of Philadelphia, Pa., a sister, Parrish Dobson of Belmont, Mass., a niece, Miranda Pool, and a nephew, Christopher Dobson.
A memorial service will be held at Dingletown Community Church in Greenwich on July 11 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment of his ashes in the church's Memorial Garden -- a garden designed and built by Dobson himself in memory of his father and mother.
James P. Donahue
James P. Donahue, 79, of Larchmont, N.Y. and formerly of Greenwich, passed away June 13, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pa. following injuries he sustained in an automobile accident three weeks earlier.
Donahue was born Oct. 27, 1930, the youngest of three children, to Anne Cullinan and James T. Donahue.
He was born and raised in the Bronx and Manhattan and spent summers at his family's home in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. A graduate of The Fordham Preparatory School and New York University, he spent more than 25 years as a sales executive at Pendleton Woolen Mills, where he met his wife Catherine.
Those who knew him best remember his passion for the stock market, Irish wit and the twinkling charm in his eyes. Above all, it was his devotion to his wife, family, friends and his faith in God for which he was most admired, his family said.
He is survived by his three children: Catherine Donahue Fugazy and her husband Roy of Larchmont; James P. Donahue, Jr. and his wife Melissa, also of Larchmont; and Patricia Donahue Eagan and her husband Bret of Rye, N.Y.; and five grandchildren: Catherine, Rory and Scarlett Fugazy and Anna and James P. Donahue III "JP." Also surviving Donahue are his two sisters, Eileen Jones of West Palm Beach, FL and Marylin Garvey of Downington, Pa. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Catherine.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held today at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 469 North Street, in Greenwich at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532.
Clifford C. Frost, 83, Old Greenwich native, former owner of the Old Greenwich Children's Shop, longtime member of the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. and the RTM, died peacefully on June 14, 2010 after a struggle with cancer and pneumonia.
Frost was born on Nov. 25, 1926, and spent his entire life in Old Greenwich. He was an Old Greenwich native who could trace his roots back to the 1700s through the Ford family. He was the son of George Arnold Frost and Gladys Clifford; grandson of Harry Carrington Frost, architect of the Old Greenwich Elementary School and Lucy Ford.
Frost, who was known by his friends as "Frosty," graduated from Greenwich High School in 1945 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served from 1945 - 1947 as a B-29 flight engineer.
After an honorable discharge, he attended the University of Bridgeport, and in 1950 opened the Old Greenwich Children's Shop, a children's clothing store that served the community until 1984.
Frost was the president of the Old Greenwich Business Association as well as the president of the Old Greenwich Lions Club. He was also a licensed real estate broker from 1969 - 2001. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for the Town of Greenwich at the Board of Tax Review.
Frost was an active member of the Republican Town Committee, and served as District 6 Chairman. He was also a longtime member of the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) from 1957 - 1989, and received many awards and citations for his community service. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1960 and served in that capacity for 30 years.
He was an avid yachtsman and a member of the Old Greenwich Yacht Club and Rocky Point Club and was once the oldest person in the State of Connecticut to hold a personal jet ski license at the age of 75. He was often seen pulling up to the dock at Rocky Point and giving jet ski rides to the children.
Frost became a member of the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department in 1949 and would go on to serve as president and assistant fire chief. He remained an active member of the department until his death.
In 1979, he oversaw the re-acquisition and complete restoration of one of SBVFDs original fire engines, a 1931 Seagrave Pumper. This fire engine is his legacy and celebrates his 61 years of dedication to the department. He waved proudly from the truck two weeks ago during the Memorial Day Parade along Sound Beach Ave. in Old Greenwich.
The Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department will honor him by taking him on his final ride on his antique fire truck as it carries him from the fire house to his funeral service, which will be held tomorrow at the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich at 4 p.m. Calling hours will be held today at Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, from 4 - 8 p.m.
Frost is survived by his three daughters: Luellen Hertel of Taos, N.M., Victoria Maloney Bastis of Stamford, and Anne Robinson of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren: David, Daniel and Brooke Maloney; Erika, Stefan and Ryan Hertel; and Scott and Carrie Robinson; his brother George "Jack" Frost of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Prudence Prothero and Daniel Milton, Jr. of Sarasota, Fla. He also leaves behind his companion of 22 years, Jean Lamb of Wayland, Ma.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sound Beach Volunteer Fire Department (SBVFD), Inc. in Frost's memory. Checks should be made out to "SBVFD, Inc." and sent to 207 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 in care of District Chief Paul W. Chiapetta & Stanley Thal.
Donald Richard Gourd, 80, Korean War veteran and former Cos Cob resident of Matthews, N.C., passed away on June 11, 2010 at Harris Hospice in Charlotte.
He was born in New Haven on April 30, 1930 to Edward and Mary Gourd. He graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacology.
Gourd served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and at the time of his discharge, held the rank of staff sergeant.
Prior to moving to Matthews, Gourd was a resident in the Greenwich-Cos Cob area for many years. He had been employed by the former White's Drug Store in Cos Cob as a pharmacist, served as a fire fighter and emergency medical technician for Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Dept. and had been an active member of the Diamond Hill United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Shank Gourd; and five stepchildren: Ralph and Wayne Hughes, Dawn Dove, Virginia Anstead and Lianne Sasson; his brother, Raymond Gourd and his sister, Corinne Bunch. He is also survived by nine step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Muriel Sasson and a stepdaughter, Gayle Overstreet.
A service to celebrate his life took place on June 15 at Matthews Presbyterian Church in Matthews.
The family has requested that memorials in memory of Gourd be made to Habitat for Humanity-Matthews, P.O. Box 2008, Matthews, NC 28106, or to Diamond Hill United Methodist Church, 521 W. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, CT 06807. firstname.lastname@example.org Online Condolences may be sent to carolinafuneral.com. Carolina Funeral Service & Cremation Center is entrusted with the arrangements.
John Gaydosh, 93, former horticulturalist at the Round Hill Club, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2010.
A lifelong resident of Yonkers, Gaydosh attended Roosevelt High School and studied at Parsons School of Design. After working in the beverage industry for more than 35 years, he went on to pursue his passion for growing flowers and plants, as a horticulturist at local country clubs including The Round Hill Club in Greenwich.
He is survived by his wife of more than 72 years, Elinor; his three children: William of Park Ridge, N.J.; Linda Gonzalez of Monroe Township, N.J.; and Judy Young of Chappaqua, N.Y. He is also survived a sister, Florence McCluskey of Peekskill, N.Y., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A gathering of friends and family will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at noon in the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave. Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522.
Memorial contributions can be made to Jansen Hospice 69 Main St. Tuckahoe, New York 10707, appreciated. edwardsanddowdle.com
Eugene Joseph Gormley, 93, World War II veteran, dentist and Greenwich resident of 16 years, died on June 14, 2010. He was born on June 9, 1917 in New York City to Bridget and James Gormley.
Gormley graduated from All Hallows High School, Manhattan College, and Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery before serving as a U.S. Navy dentist in World War II at the Sampson Naval Training Base and on the U.S. General Brooke Naval Transport Ship. After retiring as a Lt. Commander, he practiced dentistry for 50 years in New Rochelle.
Gormley was a member of the American Dental Society, Knights of Columbus and the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich. He was also a volunteer at Greenwich Hospital and member of Westchester Country Club.
He was married to his wife, Mary Niewenhous, for 61 years. He is also survived by his children: Mary Warren; Fr. Eugene Gormley, LC; Anne Daly and her husband Steven; Fr. Stephen Gormley, LC; Greg Gormley and his wife Lynda, Kate Gutekunst and her husband Gary, Philip (Nuria) Gormley and his wife Nuria, Lorraine Lunapiena; his son-in-law, William Collier; and 16 grandchildren.
Gormley was predeceased by daughter, Claire Collier, and his seven siblings: Daniel, James, Vincent, Marie, Kathleen, Ann, and Dorothy.
A Mass was held on June 17 at St. Mary Church in Greenwich. Burial followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ALS/CT, In Memory of Claire Gormley Collier, 4 Oxford Rd., Unit D4, Milford, CT 06460 or to the ALS Therapy Dev. Institute 215 First St., 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142.
Norair Hartunian of Riverside, 90, a certified public accountant and Riverside resident, died on June 9, 2010 at home.
He was born to Garabed and Mariam Hartunian and grew up in Washington, D.C., then lived in Queens, N.Y. for many years before moving to Riverside in 1960 with his family. He was the controller of a division of American Machine and Foundry, then became vice president, controller, treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the U.S. division of Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc. before retiring in 1984.
Surviving are his wife, Vera: four children: Linda Hartunian of Darien, Diane Yazujian and her husband Greg of Towamencin, Pa., Barry Hartunian of Boston, Mass. and Wayne and his wife Monique Hartunian of Darien; and six grandchildren: Taleen Josefsson, Ara Josefsson, Michael Yazujian, Brenda Yazujian, Nicholas Hartunian and Melissa Hartunian. He was predeceased by his brother Hrair Hartunian.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on June 12 at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church in White Plains. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, 1131 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605, AGBU Camp Nubar, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022, or the Greenwich Hospital Home Care Hospice, 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Dr. Patricia Kopenhaver, a Greenwich resident and podiatrist, passed away after a long illness at Greenwich Hospital on June 13, 2010.
Kopenhaver was born in New York City on Aug. 18, 1920, and traveled the world extensively. She received a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and a master's degree from Columbia University.
After graduation from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, she set up practice in Greenwich. In all of her endeavors, her family said, Kopenhaver provided a sense of humor and a spice for life.
Kopenhaver was founding president of the American Association for Women Podiatrists, which she charged in 1971 and became affiliated with the American Podiatrist Medical Association.
She received an alumni award of distinction from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and had a scholarship named in her honor.
Kopenhaver enjoyed flying, traveling, dancing; opera, music and theatre.
She is survived by her sister, Jean, and a brother, Matthew and his wife Helen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Roman Catholic funeral service will be held today at St. Mary Church at 10 a.m. Internment will be private.
Family and friends may make donations to New York College of Podiatric Medicine in her memory.
Edward E. Martin
Edward E. Martin, 93 formerly of Greenwich and New Lisbon, N.Y., passed away June 4, 2010 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born in 1916 in Greenwich, England to Floyd and Evelyn Martin. He married Margaret "Peg" Kelly in 1941 in Greenwich.
He retired from Town Hall Radio & Television in Greenwich after 35 years.
Martin is survived by his two daughters, Lynn Kelly of Groton and Nancy Martin-Mathewson and her husband Art of New Lisbon; and his grandchildren, Owen Mathewson of New Lisbon, Shannon Kelly and Jake Blair of Marlborough, Mass., and Julia Nadeau and husband Brian of Warwick, R.I.
He is also survived by a brother, Howard Martin, and his wife Joanne of Newport Beach, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Peg, his brother Paul and son-in-law Bob Kelly.
Entombment will take place in St. Mary's Garden Mausoleum in Greenwich, at 1 p.m. on July 24.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnstonfh.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to "Column of Hope" c/o the Kane Firm, 5225 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 www.columnofhope.org in Martin's memory.
Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Norma Randy Nelson, 79, a resident of Old Greenwich for more than 45 years, died on June 7, 2010 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.
Nelson was born and raised in Bloomfield, N.J. to Ralph and Irma Miele. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1953 and worked in New York City in the fashion and publishing industries.
In 1956, she married Pieter P. deKadt and they settled in Old Greenwich to raise three children. An active member of the community, Nelson was president of the Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center and served on the boards of the Greenwich YWCA and the Greenwich Women's Club. In 1975, she received the Environ Beautification Award in Old Greenwich.
Nelson returned to school in 1970 to earn a master's degree in counseling from the University of Bridgeport, then underwent extensive training in pastoral and psychotherapy counseling. She began the practice of psychotherapy in Old Greenwich in 1980. In 1982, Nelson and her husband were divorced.
In 1985, she married Ron Nelson. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Nelson also was a parenting teacher and coach. She conducted parenting workshops and programs in schools throughout Fairfield County and was a founding board member of Greenwich Parents Together.
In 1993, she co-founded the Kripalu Consultants Collaborative, an organization of professional business consultants dedicated to bringing spirit to the workplace, which still thrives today.
Nelson was a student of various spiritual traditions and a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles. She was also an accomplished artist and enthusiastic skier and tennis player, her family said.
She is survived by her husband Ron; three children: Sharon de Kadt of Woodbridge, David de Kadt of New York City, and John de Kadt of Lee, Mass.; a son-in-law, Chris Keevil; and by her two grandchildren, Abby Keevil and Brynn Keevil.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow to celebrate her life at 11 am in The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave., in Old Greenwich.
Gifts in her memory may be made to Trickle Up -- an organization providing the first steps out of poverty. Mail your check to Trickle Up, 104 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001; or donate online at www.trickleup.org
Sophie Sobeski Roman, 89, a longtime Greenwich resident, died on May 19, 2010 of complications from osteoporosis.
Although she was born in Port Chester, N.Y. on June 23, 1920, Roman considered herself a Greenwich native, her family said. She entered New Lebanon Elementary School in Greenwich in 1925 and graduated from Greenwich High School with a business diploma in 1938.
After working briefly as an administrative assistant at Drinkwater's Moving and Storage Company in Greenwich, Roman began a nine-year career at Union Carbide Corporation in New York City, where she worked as a stenographer on a confidential project.
On Aug. 6, 1945, she learned along with other Union Carbide employees that they had contributed to the Manhattan Project, which developed the first atomic bomb that ended the war between the U.S. and Japan.
On Oct. 2, 1948, Sobeski married Edward J. Roman of New York in Sacred Heart Church in Greenwich. Their son, James Edward Roman, was born in 1952 and their daughter, Patricia Ann Roman, was born in 1956. Roman returned to the workforce as the Secretary at Glenville School from 1967 through 1975. After her husband died tragically in Iran in 1976, Roman continued her career at the Greenwich Board of Education until her retirement in 1985. In her retirement years, she moved to Virginia and Nevada to remain close to her family.
In addition to her two children, Roman is survived by grandsons Matthew James Scarpace of Morgantown, West Virginia, David Michael Scarpace of Las Vegas, N.V. and a granddaughter, Anne Elizabeth Scarpace, also of Las Vegas; one sister, Winifred Skibinski of Stamford, one brother Joseph Sobeski of Greenwich; a sister-in-law, Helen Cooper of Boynton Beach, Florida; a son-in-law, James Scarpace of Las Vegas; and six nieces and four nephews.
All are invited to a memorial service at Sacred Heart Church, 95 Henry Street in Greenwich at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to: Creekside Hospice, 3675 Pecos McLeod, Suite 900, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
Elliott Schofield, World War II veteran of Oldsmar, Fla. and Greenwich, passed away peacefully at his Oldsmar home on June 5, 2010.
He was born in Greenwich to Dr. and Mrs. Earle F. Schofield. He served four years in the U. S. Navy during World War II, then purchased the Raymond Shade Co., which he owned until his retirement in 1990.
He was an avid long distance swimmer and as a member of the U.S. Masters Swimming Organization and the Florida Combined Aquatic Team, competed in championship meets throughout the United States as well as England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Schofield was a member of the Oldsmar/Eastlake Rotary Club, the Redmen's Assoc. of Greenwich and the Suncoast YMCA swim team. He was a past president of the Greenwich Rotary Club, former treasurer of The Young Republican Club and a former member of the Greenwich YWCA. He also served on The Board of Directors of the Greenwich Boy's Club and The Board of Directors of the Greenwich YMCA.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth Kirk Schofield, of Oldsmar and Greenwich and his daughter Jaclyn of Greenwich. He is also survived by several nephews: Earle III of California, Md. Wayne Schofield of Townsville, Australia, Ward Schofield of Queensland, Australia, and Kirk Mertz of Greenwich; a niece, Jan Schofield of Simi Valley, Calif.; his brother-in-law, Jack Kirk of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Mertz of Greenwich. He was predeceased by his three brothers: Earle, Wayne and Ward; his nephew, Walter Schofield; and nieces Lucinda Schofield and Lillian Becker.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in his memory to Kids in Crisis, Salem Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807.
Richard J. "Doddles" Sudell, 71, U.S. Air Force veteran of Greenwich died on June 6, 2010 of stomach cancer. Sudell was born in Greenwich on Oct. 17, 1938. He attended Greenwich Catholic Schools and graduated in 1956.
Sudell worked for Greenwich Travel.
He is survived by his four nephews: Edward, Richard, Steven and Michael Sudell.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at St. Mary Church at 10 a.m.
Ulric Richard Sullivan
Ulric Richard "Rick" Sullivan, Esq., 69, am Old Greenwich resident, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2010.
He was born in Holyoke, Mass. on May 2, 1941 to John Patrick and Leonie Montcalm Sullivan. After spending time working as a plumber for his father, and serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, he followed his sister to Washington, D.C., where he graduated from American University and Catholic University of America Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1971 while working on the Capitol Police Force under the patronage of Congressman Peter Rodino.
Sullivan spent his entire professional career in New York City, first as a litigator for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and then working in the Legal Department at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 36 years.
He was active in the community as a member of the Old Greenwich Association and the Representative Town Meeting.
Sullivan was an avid reader who finished 121 books on his kindle in the last year. He was also known for his ability to make friends wherever he went: on the street, at a tailgate, or a barbecue in the backyard, and often with a glass of wine.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marilyn Sims Sullivan; his four sons, Ulric, Samuel, John and Robert; five siblings: Rev. John L. Sullivan, Dr. Leonie Watson, Anne Burke, Thomas Sullivan, Esq., and Mary Donah. His daughter, Eleanor Sullivan, predeceased him.
Funeral services were held at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich on June 17. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albertson Memorial Church, 293 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT, 06870.
To send the family an online condolence, please visit www. leopgallagher.com.
Jean Vogel, 86, former guidance counselor at Greenwich High School, of Greenwich and Wauchula, Fla., died June 7, 2010, in Wauchula, Fla.
Born May 18, 1924, in Ridgefield Park, N.J., she was the daughter of Edward and Bonniejean Vogel.
Vogel graduated from Queens College, City College of New York and Oberlin College in Ohio. She retired in 1986 after 25 years as a guidance counselor at Greenwich High School. Prior to that, she was a teacher and guidance counselor in the New York public school system.
Vogel is survived by a niece, Suzanne Hubbard; a grandnephew, Brook Hubbard of Lanham, Md.; a nephew, Eric and his wife Julie Vogel; a grandnephew, Jason of Nassau, N.Y.; a grandniece, Kristen and her husband Ryan Juchem of Brunswick, N.Y.; a niece, Heidi Vogel of Lanai City, Hawaii; a nephew, Ford Vogel; two grandnephews, Sean and Zachary Vogel of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Vogel of Kihei, Hawaii; and her four cousins: Robert H. Frazier of Rowayton, Bonnie Young of Madison, Mary McDaniel of Oberlin, Ohio and Dr. William Frazier of Vero Beach, Fla.
She was predeceased by a brother, Roderick Q. Vogel.
Services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenwich Baptist Church, 10 Indian Rock Lane, Greenwich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society or the Greenwich Baptist Church's Music Fund.
Mary Wowk, 92, a longtime resident of Old Greenwich and a recent resident at Smith House in Stamford, died on June 9, 2010 at Stamford Hospital.
Born in Stamford on April 24, 1918, Wowk was the daughter of Ignatz and Kateryna Szkwarok Wowk. She will be best remembered by her kindness, generosity and the love she gave to her extended family. Her cooking skills were well known and she enjoyed nothing more than to prepare an entire meal for her family and to send guests home with delicious leftovers.
She is survived by her brother-in-law and friend of over 60 years, Alexander Kulchuk of Stamford; two nephews, Gregory Kulchuk and his wife Lynn of Enfield and Michael Wowk Jr. and his wife Lisa of Trumbull; and two nieces, Marcia Wessels and her husband Tom Wessels of Westminster, Vt. and Cathy Bird and her husband Ken of Trumbull. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews: Robert Kulchuk, his wife Julie and daughter Katie of Littleton, Mass.; Kelsey Wessels of Greenfield, Mass.; Christopher and David Wowk; and Daniel and Brian Bird of Trumbull. She was predeceased by her siblings, Michael Wowk and Sophie Wowk Kulchuk.
Funeral services were held on June 15 at Leo Gallagher Funeral Home in Stamford. Interment followed at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Avenue in Stamford.