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John McKenna

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McKenna, John A.

John Arthur McKenna died peacefully at the age of 84 in Stuart, Florida on January 7, 2013. Mr. McKenna was born in Westbury, Long Island and lived most of his life in Fairfield, Connecticut. He graduated from Princeton University with a a degree in aeronautical engineering in 1950 and was also a member of the Varsity Football team. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1952. After graduation Mr. McKenna served as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Mr. McKenna was Executive Vice President of Sikorsky Aircraft where he fulfilled his life's dream of designing and building helicopters with Igor Sikorsky. He then became President and CEO of Simmons Precision. Mr. McKenna later joined Baldwin Technology Corporation as Chairman and CEO. In addition to serving on an aeronautical advisory board at Princeton as well as several corporate boards, Mr. McKenna was a former President of the Country Club of Fairfield. Mr. McKenna was predeceased by his son Peter. He is survived by his beloved wife of sixty years, Adele, two daughters: Anne McKenna and Joan Hatheway, and three sons: John, David, and Mark. Mr. McKenna was especially proud of his twenty-one grandchildren and one great grand-son. Donations may be made in John Arthur McKenna's name to Bridgeport Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 9057, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 06601. Services will be held at St. Anthony's Church in Fairfield on Tuesday, January 15th at 11:00.

 

 

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Angelo A. Coronato

CORONATO Angelo (Bill) A. Coronato, 90, of Port St. Lucie,   FL, died January 2, 2011 at his  home. Born in Long Island, NY,  Bill was a resident of Port St. Lucie for seven years, moving from Trumbull. Bill was a  graduate of Styvesand High School, Bronx, NY; the U.S. Naval School, Cornell  University, the University  of Bridgeport, earning his Mechanical  Engineering Degree and Yale  University, earning his Master of Engineering Degree in 1957. During World War  II, Mr. Coronato served in the U.S.  Navy. Prior to retirement, he was a Chief Design Engineer for Sikorsky  Aircraft in Stratford,  for 35 years. He was President and CEO of RCM Technology from which he retired  at the age of 76. He was one of the original founders of American Helicopter  Society. His many hobbies included fishing, hunting, golfing and boating. He  was commander of Housatonic River Sail and Power Squadron. Survivors include  his wife of 67 years, Mary Helen Coronato of Port St. Lucie, FL; his children  Charlene Coronato of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dianne (David) Franklin of Ft.  Lauderdale, FL; Laurence (Joan) Coronato of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; five  grandchildren Jenifer (Jeff) Lutheran of Connecticut Leo (Julie) Breault, Jr.  of St. Louis, MO, Bert Ammons, Kevin Coronato, William Ammons of Ft.  Lauderdale, FL; great-grandchildren Leo Breault, III, Carley Lutheran, Courtney  Lutheran and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Friday,  January 7, 2011 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie,   FL. A Mass of Christian Burial  will be celebrated on Friday, January 7, 2011, 12:00 Noon at St. Elizabeth Ann  Seton Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, Fl. Burial will follow at Rolling Oaks  Cemetery, Port St. Lucie, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to  the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, or on-line  at www.TCHospice.org; or   if (!aa) var aa = {    iframes : new Array(),    random : function() { return Math.round(Math.random() * 10000000000); },    pageNum : Math.round(Math.random() * 10000000000),    refresh : function(iframeId) {      if (typeof(iframeId) != 'undefined') {        var iframe = document.getElementById(iframeId);        if (iframe) iframe.src = iframe.src.replace(/misc=[0-9]+/, 'misc=' + this.random());      }      else {        for (var i in this.iframes) this.refresh(this.iframes[i]);      }    }  };  //no AJAX refresh for inline ads  aa.adServer = 'http://media2.legacy.com/';  aa.target = ''  + '/3.0'  + '/5306.1'  + '/1400071'  + '/0'  + '/-1/size=30x1'  + '/adtech;'  + 'alias=legacy.ctpost.lifestory.30x1.1.1;'  + 'target=_blank;'  + 'key=' + escape('STJ') + ';'  + 'sub1=' + escape('St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital') + ';'  + 'sub2=' + escape('http://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/shop.do?cID=10195&plt=GPLGENLKALSAC1000001') + ';'  ;  aa.src = aa.adServer + 'addyn' + aa.target + 'grp=' + aa.pageNum +';misc=' + aa.random();  document.write("");    St. Jude Children's  Research Hospital , PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Arrangements are  entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, port St.    Lucie, FL. Please  visit and sign our guest register book at www.aycockportstlucie.com.
CORONATO Angelo (Bill) A. Coronato, 90, of Port St. Lucie, FL, died January 2, 2011 at his home. Born in Long Island, NY, Bill was a resident of Port St. Lucie for seven years, moving from Trumbull. Bill was a graduate of Styvesand High School, Bronx, NY; the U.S. Naval School, Cornell University, the University of Bridgeport, earning his Mechanical Engineering Degree and Yale University, earning his Master of Engineering Degree in 1957. During World War II Mr. Coronato served in the U.S. Navy. Prior to retirement, he was a Chief Design Engineer for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, for 35 years. He was President and CEO of RCM Technology from which he retired at the age of 76. He was one of the original founders of American Helicopter Society. His many hobbies included fishing, hunting, golfing and boating. He was commander of Housatonic River Sail and Power Squadron. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Helen Coronato of Port St. Lucie, FL; his children Charlene Coronato of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Dianne (David) Franklin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Laurence (Joan) Coronato of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; five grandchildren Jenifer (Jeff) Lutheran of Connecticut Leo (Julie) Breault, Jr. of St. Louis, MO, Bert Ammons, Kevin Coronato, William Ammons of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; great-grandchildren Leo Breault, III, Carley Lutheran, Courtney Lutheran and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Friday, January 7, 2011 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 7, 2011, 12:00 Noon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, Fl. Burial will follow at Rolling Oaks Cemetery, Port St. Lucie, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, or on-line at www.TCHospice.org; document.write(""); St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, port St. Lucie, FL. Please visit and sign our guest register book at www.aycockportstlucie.com.
 
              
 
   
   
   
 
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Frank Kreutz

 

 
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Kreutz, Frank
Frank Kreutz of Easton, Ct. passed December 10, 2012. Born in Czechoslovakia on September 29, 1935 to Joseph and Margaret (Pelczer) Kreutz, he was the beloved husband of Carol Gerek Kreutz for 53 years and father of Kristin Kreutz and Gregory Kreutz and his wife Michelle and grandfather of Destin and Leif of British Columbia.
Frank retired from Sikorsky after 39 years. He served as Jr. and Sr. Warden for Christ Episcopal Church in Easton, Ct. He was involved in Scouting and Indian Guides and a member of the Nutmeg Soaring Association. After retiring Frank became active with Habitat for Humanity.Frank will be best remembered for helping those in need and always being just a phone call away. He is also survived by a brother Joseph and his wife Janette of Phoenix, AZ., Uncle Bob and Aunt Grace of Cooperstown, NY, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in New York, New Jersey, Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan, Oregon, Maine and long time friends in both CT. and RI. Services will be private. Contributions may be made in Frank's name to Habitat for Humanity/Coastal Ffld County, 1542 Barnum Ave. Bpt. Ct. 06610 Many thanks to the rapid response of the Easton Police Department and EMS.Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S Benson Rd., Fairfield is assisting with arrangements.

 

 

 

J Dave Fansler

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FANSLER John "Dave" Fansler, 86, of Oxford, Connecticut, passed away on June 3, 2012 from chronic heart failure. A memorial service with military honors will be held at 12:00 on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the chapel at Connecticut State Veterans' Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown, CT 06457 to honor his service to the United States. Friends are welcome to attend. The family will receive friends at Oxford American Legion Post 174, 43 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 from 2:30 to 4:30 on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Dave was born June 9, 1925 in Stamford, CT. He was the fifth child of Mary Scott and Percival Elliot Fansler. Dave enjoyed growing up with three brothers and two sisters and looked forward to their reunion upon his passing. Dave joined the United States Army's 35th infantry in 1943. He was later transferred to the 29th Division for the planned combat mission at Verville, France. As a Wave 2 survivor of the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach and subsequent missions, Dave experienced a life long heartfelt, passion for soldiers defending their country. Dave completed his education in mechanical engineering at Perdue University, thanks to the GI Bill. He dedicated his entire career to work that aimed to protect vulnerable soldiers. Dave was an airframe designer at the Martin Company. His work there included the P6M jet seaplane, the B-57 jet bomber and the Titan booster for the Gemini program. He worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for twenty-five years, planning and managing all phases of helicopter vulnerability and crashworthiness. Up until his 85th birthday, Dave continued to work as a consultant on various projects related to helicopter crashworthiness. Dave enjoyed monthly lunch meetings with many Sikorsky retirees; took photos and posted them on the retirees' website. Dave was an avid hobby train enthusiast, working always in his spare time on his H2-O scale garden that fills most of his home's basement area. He also built a replica model of the Benoist, an airboat plane that his entrepreneurial father commissioned to fly passengers over the St. Petersburg Bay to Tampa in 1914. The model continues to be on display at the New England Air Museum at Bradley International Airport. Mr. Fansler was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Thelma Fansler, who passed away in 2007. He is survived by his two daughters, Vivian Rossi of Tallahassee, FL and Linda Radigan and her husband, Edward, of Tallahassee, FL; his five grandchildren, Jessica Fansler, and her husband, Dennis, Justin Radigan, Brenna Radigan, all of Tallahassee, FL, Julie Frost and her husband, Fran, of Hainesport, NJ, and John Rossi and his wife, Tracey of Roswell, GA; his five great-grandchildren, Lilly Fansler of Tallahassee, FL, Nicole Frost of Hainesport, NJ, Tim Frost of Hainesport, NJ, Amber Rossi of Roswell, GA and Caylee Rossi of Roswell, GA; his niece, Judi Henderson and husband, Doug; his nephew, Mike Fansler and his wife, Charlene; his dear friend who kept him laughing until the end, Janet Stead of Warren, CT; and his many devoted family members and friends. Last but not least, Dave leaves behind his beloved pet Marci, a Carin Terrier that he adopted in 2008 from Carin Terrier Rescue, USA. Marci spent the first two years of her life in a puppy mill. Dave patiently cared for and persistently loved Marci, helping her learn to become a playful and trusting companion. Dave's legacy of protecting the vulnerable, even unto death, remind all of us what living is truly about. On the deepest level possible, there was nothing at all wrong with his heart. Memorial donations may be made to Town of Oxford Dog Fund, c/o Animal Control, 486 Oxford

     
 

Richard Zellner

ZELLNER, RICHARD C. Richard Chester Zellner, 64, of 130 State Street, North Haven, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the husband of Nancy J. Wiggins Zellner. Born in Harrisburg, PA on August 19, 1947; son of the late Chester and Eleanor Kohler Zellner. Richard was a resident of Milford for many years until moving to North Haven in 2005; he served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war; he attended Paier School of Arts & Photography for three years and had worked as a Chief Aviation Photographer for Sikorsky Aircraft for 32 years until his retirement in 2007. Richard was a member of the Masons; the Golden Wings Sikorsky Retirement Club; the American Legion and the Nikonians Professional Photographers Association. Richard was a world recognized aviation photographer; had dozens of cover photographs in international and domestic aviation publications. He won Aviation Week and Space Technologies Magazines first ever photo contest as "Best-of-the-Best" and several of the contests in the subsequent years. Richard accomplished everything he set out to do in life! Father of Travis Richard Zellner and his wife Pamela of Uxbridge, MA and Scott Richard Zellner and his wife Julie of Wallingford. Grandfather of Miia Eleanor Zellner, James Johnson Zellner, Richard Joseph Zellner, Joseph Austin Zellner and Sarah Ann Zellner. Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:00. Military honors and a Remembrance of Richard's Life will be conducted at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., 3rd Floor, N.Y., N.Y. 10017. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.www.northhavenfuneral.com

 
 

 

Bob Zincone

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Sikorsky Remembers Bob Zincone - a Sikorsky Pioneer


Bob began his Sikorsky career in 1955 as a draftsman and rose through the ranks of the Sikorsky Engineering department. Bob holds numerous patents on the BLACK HAWK helicopter; the S-76and other gearbox and rotor blade designs. He was instrumental in the establishment of the West Palm Beach facility and held many positions at Sikorsky including: Chief Engineer, Vice President of Engineering; Executive Vice President; and President. Bob spent the remainder of his UTC career as a Senior Vice President for Technology & Research at UTC before retiring. Bob passed away recently and is remembered as a Sikorsky pioneer

 

 
 
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