Paul Stephen Lux

Paul Stephen Lux, 64, of Sandy Hook, died Tuesday evening, March 18, as the sun was setting, surrounded by family and friends. He was born January 18, 1950, in Waterbury, and was the beloved husband of Catherine Cooke Lux.

Mr Lux graduated from Duke University in 1971 and received his law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1974. He practiced law in Waterbury, Greenwich, and Newtown, and was admitted as an attorney and counselor of the United States Supreme Court in 1979. He was formerly the chief legal officer and corporate secretary of the Chase Packaging Corporation in Greenwich, a company that pioneered microwave popcorn and cooking packaging.

The family moved to Newtown in 1977. Mr Lux loved and served the town in so many ways. He was formerly a member of the Newtown Republican Town Committee, chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, a deacon of the Newtown Congregational Church, a vestryman of the Trinity Episcopal Church, and president of the Newtown Rotary Club, for which he was awarded a Paul Harris Award.

He was also on the Board of Directors for the Family Counseling Center, The Home and School Association of the Southbury Training School, The Prime Timers, Inc, Friends of Danbury Seniors, and Pomperaug Woods Life Care Center in Southbury.

He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hord Foundation, and had been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newtown Savings Bank since September 2012. He was a founder/organizer of the first Christmas in April home rehabilitation program for the elderly poor in Newtown. He was also a reader for Books for the Blind. He was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and active in its Elder Law section.

Mr Lux was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved the outdoors and hiking the trails of Newtown, jokes, parties with friends, mentoring, and scenic drives.

An updated version of Mr Lux’s Unofficial Newtown “Must Do” List, first submitted to The Newtown Bee in 2004, appeared in the January 24, 2014 edition of the paper.

In addition to his wife, his parents Sue D. and Paul A. Lux of Middlebury; children, Annie and Ryan Radecki of Houston, Sarah and Thomas B. McCabe IV of Philadelphia, and Tim Lux and fiancée Molly Doran of Philadelphia; grandchildren Thomas B. McCabe V and Henry Lux McCabe; brother Mark D. Lux; and sister Connie Welton survive Mr Lux.

A memorial service will take place  Saturday, April 26, at 11 am, at the Newtown Meeting House, Newtown. Handicapped access to the building is available from the lower level, West Street.

Memorial donations may be made to any of the organizations listed with which Mr Lux was affiliated, or to a charity of choice.

Memories of Mr Lux can be sent to catherinecookelux@gmail.com.

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