Samuel R. Santoro,
a Greenwich resident, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000 at The Nathaniel Witherell nursing home. He was 78.
He died of pneumonia, according to his family.
Born in Smithers, W.Va., on March 5, 1922, he was a son of the late Frank and Marie Bria Santoro.
Mr. Santoro came to Greenwich with his family in 1925. He attended Greenwich Public Schools and studied guitar at the Julliard School in New York City.
Mr. Santoro was a retired electrical technician.
He played the guitar, was a ham radio operator, collected antique cars and was an avid golfer.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Greenwich and a former special policeman with the Greenwich Police Department.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Russo Santoro of Cos Cob; three daughters, Sandi Coughlin and Pam Daly, both of Cos Cob, and Barbara Sudell of Darien; two brothers, James "Nappy" Santoro of Riverside and Frank Santoro Jr. of Port Chester, N.Y.; two sisters, Louise Marullo and Virginia Marullo, both of Cos Cob; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000 at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside Avenue, Riverside.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery
on North Street in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 607 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851-1758.
Frank E. Candid of Sarasota,
Fla., a former Stamford resident, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000 at his daughter's home in Melbourne, Fla. He was 69.
He died of congestive heart failure, according to his family.
Born Aug. 26, 1930, in Greenwich, he was the son of the late Frank and Edna L. Kroger Candid.
Mr. Candid lived in Florida for the past 23 years. Until his retirement, he was manager of Johnson Auto Glass at in Greenwich, Stamford and Norwalk for 15 years. He was a disabled veteran of the Korean War who served in the U.S. Air Force.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen Lacey of Melbourne; and two grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, June Faubel Candid; and a son, Frank E. Candid Jr.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery
Donald M. Sabia Sr.
Donald M. Sabia Sr. of Atlanta, Ga., a former Stamford resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. He was 64.
Mary Trumfio Santora
Mary Trumfio Santora, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 at Elim Park Baptist Home in Cheshire. She was 89.
Elinor M. Watson
Elinor Moccia Watson, of Bethel, a former Stamford resident, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000 at Danbury Hospital. She was 84.
Molly M. Gerardi,
a lifelong Stamford resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000 at St. Camillus Health Care Center in Stamford. She was 89.
She died of natural causes, according to her family.
Born March 6, 1911, in Stamford, she was a daughter of the late James and Teresa Pachica Russo.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Gerardi attended St. Mary's Church in Stamford and was a member of its Rosary Society and its prayer group.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan Fiore of Orange; a son, Frank Gerardi of Stamford; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel Gerardi; two sisters, Rose Woodtke and Mildred Russo; and a grandson, Frank Gerardi Jr.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 31, 2000 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and proceed to St. Mary's Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford, for a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery
A memorial service for Amelia Bottomly Keeley, a longtime Stamford resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at St. John Episcopal Church, 628 Main St., Stamford. The Rev. Bartlett W. Gage will officiate.
Mrs. Keeley died June 28 of natural causes, according to the family She was 98.
Born Nov. 10, 1901, in Glenbrook, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Nellie Robinson Bottomly.
She received a physical education degree from Danbury Normal School in the early 1920s.
She taught physical education at Sacred Heart Academy and the YWCA in Stamford. She lived in Montclair, N.J., for a few years and then moved back to Stamford, where she worked for Pitney Bowes until her retirement in 1966. She then moved to Danbury.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan Henley of Green Valley, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by her ex-husband, John Keeley; a sister, Harriett L. Jessup; and three brothers, Thomas R. Bottomly, James C. Bottomly and Edward C. Bottomly.
Cremation Services of Western Connecticut in Danbury handled arrangements.
Lawrence Fellows, 75, a former New York Times reporter and former editor of Greenwich Time, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000 at home in Westport.
He died of a heart attack, according to his family.
Born Dec. 24, 1924, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Perry and Gladys Fellows.
Mr. Fellows spent half of his 25-year tenure at The New York Times abroad as a foreign correspondent. He started at the paper in 1953 as a general assignment reporter. He became a United Nations correspondent before being assigned to the Times' London bureau in 1959. Mr. Fellows later was based in Jerusalem, Cyprus, Nairobi and Germany. When he returned to the United States, he spent six years as the Times' Connecticut correspondent and bureau chief.
Mr. Fellows left the Times in 1978 to serve as director of communications in the 1978 re-election campaign of then-Connecticut Gov. Ella Grasso. He joined the faculty of Fairfield University after Grasso won re-election. Mr. Fellows was a free-lance writer and editorial consultant before joining the weekly Westport News as editor in 1979.
He served as editor of three other local newspapers, including Greenwich Time, the weekly Greenwich News - which he helped found - and the weekly Westport Minuteman.
"Larry was one of the most diligent wordsmiths I ever met, and they are an endangered species in the profession today," said Joseph Pisani, editor and senior vice president of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, who was news editor at the beginning of Fellows' tenure at Greenwich Time.
"He knew the language and he understood the art of fine writing," Pisani said. "He was also a superb reporter and a gifted editor who understood the importance of local news."
Mr. Fellows wrote two books that were published by Macmillan Publishers Ltd.: "East Africa" in 1972 and "A Gentle War, the story of the Salvation Army" in 1979.
During World War II, Mr. Fellows served in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1948 and did graduate work at Columbia University and the universities of Bonn and Wiesbaden in Germany. During the Soviet blockade of Berlin, Mr. Fellows served on the Military Security Board, a multinational agency in Berlin attached to the U.S. Foreign Service.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Fellows of Westport; two daughters, Robin Fellows of Westport and Eva Fellows of Boca Raton, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Westport Public Library, 20 Jessup Road, Wesport, CT 06880.
John M. Tavitian,
a Stamford resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000 at home. He was 61.
He died of cardiac arrest, according to his family.
Born Jan. 16, 1939, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was a son of the late George and Lucirne "Lucy" Palanjian Tavitian.
Mr. Tavitian was an electrical engineer and consultant at several local companies. He was a member of the Association of IEEE.
He is survived by two sons, Greg Tavitian of Stamford and John Tavitian of Bridgeport; a daughter, Alexia Tuccinardi of Stamford; a brother, the Rev. Leon Tavitian of Scotland, Conn.; and three grandchildren.
Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000 at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000 at The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford, 1101 Bedford St.
Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Connecticut Affiliate Inc., 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.