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Carolyn Strode

Carolyn Strode, an 83 year old Ansonia resident and devoted friend of Charles “Chick” Federico, entered into eternal rest August 14. She worked for Big Y Supermarket in Ansonia and as a crossing guard for the Seymour School System. She also leaves friends Dolores, John, Ann Marie, John and her dog “Duke” as well as a host of other friends. Memorial services to celebrate the Life of Carolyn Strode will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at 12 NOON at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Friends may call 11:00 a.m. to 12 NOON. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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Dorothy Shpak Sedor

Dorothy Shpak Sedor, age 84, widow of the late Michael Sedor resident of Hewitt Health and Rehab of Shelton, CT and formerly of Ansonia, CT, entered into eternal rest on August 10, 2015. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Bomba Shpak of New Haven, born in Seymour, CT. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper for Whalley Motors & Parkyka Chevy Co. Dorothy is survived by one brother Daniel Gorden, Godson Robert Jaskilka, nieces Dorothy Werden, Jean Anastasio, Jacqueline Kinney, Veronica Nicoletti, nephews Thomas Nicoletti, James Nicoletti and Donald Nicoletti, Theodore Shpak and step daughter Mary Williamson. In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by sisters Lillian Piscatelli and Mary Lou Lawler and nephew Dan Shpak. Friends may call on Saturday August 15th from 9:00am to 9:45am at Jenkins, King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street Ansonia, CT. Panakyyda services will be held at 9:45am. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday August 15, 2015 at 10:30am at St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 105 Clifton Ave. Ansonia, CT. She will be buried in St. Peter and St. Paul Cemetery Division Street, Derby, Ct. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Dorothy can be made to St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Preservation Fund 105 Clifton Ave. Ansonia, CT.

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Esther Slowik

Esther Slowik, age 91, wife of the late Frank A. Slowik , of Ansonia entered into eternal rest June 24, 2015. She was born December 3, 1923 in Derby, daughter of the late Theodore & Mary Kobziak. Esther worked as a head cashier at the former Ames Department Store and was active in the P.T.A. and Cub Scouts as a troop leader. She was a member of the Saint Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ansonia. Esther was a devoted and loving mother, generous and kind to all, placing others before herself at all times. Her love for her family and home was unsurpassed by any other want or need. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her best, but her legacy of love, loyalty, kindness and generosity will live on through them by the example she set in how she lived her life and treated others. She leaves her son Thomas Slowik (Rosemary) of Ansonia, 3 daughters, Gloria Hayes (Robert) of Bonita Springs, FL, Nancy Hunt of Ansonia & Mary Jo Happy of Southbury and also 5 grandchildren Kristen (Hunt) Flynn (Christopher), Ryan Hunt, Jonathan Hunt, Darya Happy and Justin Slowik, 4 great grandchildren Cameron Hunt , Christopher, Julia & Aedan Flynn and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by 3 brothers, Walter, Theodore and John Kobziak, and 5 sisters Mary Wargo, Helen Cote, Stella Rossetti, Theresa Rossetti and Anna Taminsky. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Jenkins King and Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, Ct. Friends and family will gather at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home and leave for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter and St. Paul Church on Clifton Avenue in Ansonia at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery in Derby. Condolences can be made online at www.jenkinskingfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home of Southbury , 990 Main Street North, Southbury, CT 06488.

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William (Bill) J. Stokes

William (Bill) J. Stokes, husband of 60 years to the late Lillian Stokes and Ansonia resident, entered into eternal rest June 10, 2015. Born Dec. 13, 1926 to the late William & Adele Stokes, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, Bill was a hard working family man. He lost his father and only brother Kenneth at an early age and took care of his mother Adele until she passed away in 1995. Like many other families of the employees of the Sponge Rubber Products plant in Shelton, life changed dramatically the day the explosion at the plant occurred 40 years ago, but Bill did the best he could to provide for his family after that tragic day. In 2012 he lost his loving wife and soul mate Lillian. Throughout his life Bill was an active member of St. Anthony Church in Ansonia, where he served as an usher for many years. He was also very active in the Parish Men's Club. Bill was an avid fisherman and loved to take his family fishing. He also loved the summertime, lobster bakes and the card games with family and friends that would follow. Recently, Bill led the effort to get the pond at Colony Park in Ansonia stocked for the kids in an attempt to bring back the glory days when the kids would have fun attending the fishing rodeos. Bill leaves to cherish his memory his children Richard Stokes & wife Ellen, Thomas Stokes & wife Sue, all of CT and Lynne McGlaun & husband George of GA. He is also survived by his grandson Michael Stokes and several nieces & nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday June 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. Funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill Stokes for the enhancement of fishing opportunities at Colony Pond may be made to the family.

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Richard M. Spader

Richard M. Spader, age 73, husband of 47 years to the late Linda Spader and resident of Oxford, entered into eternal rest at home on May 6. He was born Jan. 6, 1942 in Ansonia, son of the late George & Elizabeth (Pirint) Spader. He was a graduate and class president of Ansonia’s Pine High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1965. Richard worked as a carpenter and was a retired member of Carpenters Union Local# 210. He attended the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia and was a member of H.S.V. Bavaria German Club of West Haven, where he and Linda participated in their Schuhplattler’s dance group. He leaves to cherish his memory his 2 sons, Richard M. Spader Jr & wife Michelle of Oxford and Erick M. Spader & wife Dawn of Kingston, N.Y., his brother Robert Spader of Hopkinsville, KY and 5 grandchildren Richie & Teresa of Oxford, and Nathan, Gabriel & Dominick of N.Y. He was predeceased by his brother George Spader III & sister Lillian Hunihan. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Saturday at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, (www.jenkinskingfh.com) from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before the funeral leaves for church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the family or to the family through the funeral home.

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William Lewis Steeves

~William Lewis Steeves, age 64, husband to Connie Steeves and resident of Derby, passed away April 15. He was born July 24, 1950 in Omaha Nebraska, son of the late Marvin Steeves and his mother Jean Sartirana Steeves of Derby. He graduated from Jones College in Jacksonville, Fl. He was founder and President of Corporate Display Specialty’s Co. and later the Canine Bed Bug Locaters Co. and enjoyed traveling extensively with his jobs. He was also fond of hosting friends with Miller Lights on the Housatonic River with his pontoon boat. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter Danielle Farrer & her husband Jayson of Monroe, step sons Bill DeRosa & wife Amy of Oxford, and Tom DeRosa & wife Suzanne of Farmington, 3 sisters Nancy DeGennaro& husband Paul, Karen Izzo & husband John & Cindy Klabonski & husband Tony, 8 grandchildren Hailey, Allison, Hunter, Alyssa, Sarah, Ethan, Madison & James, his 2 dogs Gracie & Dixie and several nieces & nephews. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church of Ansonia. There are no calling hours, burial will be private. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia is entrusted with arrangements. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Protectors of Animals, 144 Main St. Unit O East Hartford, CT. 06118.

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Robert D. Sweet

Robert D. Sweet, age 76 and husband to Barbara Anderson Sweet, entered into eternal rest April 2. He was born June 3, 1938 in Derby, son of the late C. Denton & Emma Hobson Sweet. Robert worked as a carpenter for John A. Lavorgna Co. of Seymour, and was a member of The Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia and Eagle Hose Fire Co. He leaves to cherish his memory his 2 daughters, Debra Morisseau of Milton, VT & Patricia Kiley of Ansonia, his brother Charles Sweet of Ansonia, 4 grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Robert was predeceased by 2 brothers, John & William Sweet and sister Doris Crowley. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 8. Family and friends will gather at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia at 9:00 a.m. The funeral will leave for funeral services at Christ Episcopal Church, 56 S. Cliff St Ansonia, CT at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the f.h. on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (www.jenkinskingfh.com) Donations in his memory may be made to his church.

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Rose Steeves

Rose Steeves age 76, widow of Floyd Steeves and resident of Stratford, entered into eternal rest March 31. She was born April 29, 1938 in Ansonia, daughter of the late Luigi & Josephine Fama. She was a former resident of Ansonia and worked for Griffin hospital in Derby. Rose was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. She is survived by 2 daughters, Gloria Barber & husband Tim of Stratford & Lisa Steeves of Ansonia, son Dave Steeves & wife Denise of Ansonia, brother in law Ron Steeves & wife Carolyn of Asonia, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and special nephew Sal Cisto & wife Agnes of Seymour. She was predeceased by her son Tom Steeves, 2 brothers, Joe and Frank Fama and sister Anne Cisto. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. The family would like to thank Sunset Shores of Stratford, Cassena of Norwalk and Norwalk Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Griffin Hospital Development Fund, 130 Division St. Derby, CT 06418.

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Linda F. Schultz

~Linda F. Schultz, age 74, wife of Arthur Schultz and resident of Shelton, passed away March 16. She was born May 14, 1940 in Derby, daughter of the late James & Olive Green Forsyth. She leaves two daughters, Victoria Boxberger of Swan Lake N.Y. & Heidi L. Crute of Orange, CT., son Arthur J. Schultz of Prospect, CT sister Loreen Williams of Ansonia and 5 grandchildren Sierra, Ryan, Kailynne, Arthur & Abby. She was predeceased by her sister Lucille Tallberg. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT (www.jenkinskingfh.com) There are no calling hours. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Shelton. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The CT Hospice of Branford, 100 Double Beach Rd. 06405.

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Helen Smerznak

Helen Smerznak, a 90 year old lifelong resident of Ansonia, died March 5. She was born March 11, 1924 in in Ansonia, daughter of the late Cornelius & Anna Soltys Smerznak. She worked as an office clerk for Better Packages of Shelton and retired from Ascom Haslet Mailing Systems in Shelton. She was a parishioner of the Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church of Ansonia and a member of the Ansonia, Derby & Seymour Senior Centers. Helen was predeceased by 2 brothers, John & Stephen Smerznak and 4 sisters, Anna Smerznak, Mary Medak, Nancy Mazzucco & Jessie Kidwell. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Three Saints Church, 26 Howard Ave. Ansonia, CT 06401. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to her church. The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT is entrusted with arrangements. (www.jenkinskingfh.com)

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