- Monday, July 15, 2013
James Theodore Rockwell, 82, of Newtown, died July 13, due to the progression of Alzheimer’s. Mr Rockwell, aka “Rocky,” was born in Newtown, the twelfth of 13 children of Elizabeth (Carl) Rockwell and Stephen Edmund Rockwell.
He attended Newtown schools and served in the US Navy as a machinist's mate on the USS Radford during the Korean Conflict. Mr Rockwell worked for several Danbury area machine shops before joining Sikorsky Aircraft in 1955. He remained with Sikorsky until his retirement in 1991.