John H. Russo, 76, of Brookfield, loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend, died peacefully April 4 at Westchester Medical Center, surrounded by his family. He was born in the Bronx, March 27, 1938, to Carmela and John L. Russo.
Miriam Taishoff Gerry, 91, of Trumbull, formerly of Norwalk and a former 20-year resident of Newtown, died suddenly but peacefully at her home, April 2. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Augusta Taishoff.
Mary Rose Boyko, 86, of Shelton died April 3 in Griffin Hospital in Derby. She was born in Sandy Hook, May 3, 1927, and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Lockwood) and Patrick Sweeney. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph Boyko.
Henry Thomas Kelly, 87, of Brookfield, died April 1, at Masonicare at Newtown, after a long illness. Born on June 28, 1926, in Clearfield, Penn., he was the son of the late John and Frances Cleary Kelly. He was the loving husband of Maureen A. (Carton) Kelly, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Jane L. Managan, 81, of New Fairfield, beloved wife of the late William F. Managan, died at Danbury Hospital, April 1. She was born in Danbury, and was the daughter of the late Louis and Louella (Benedict) Covill.
Grace C. Manheimer, 76, of Newtown, died March 31, at Danbury Hospital. She was born in The Bronx, N.Y., July 29, 1937, a daughter of the Arthur and Frances Huston. She was the wife of the late Robert Manheimer.
Julius R. Kovacs, 82, died March 28, at his home in Summit, N.Y., with his family at his side. Born September 8, 1931, in Newtown, to Paul and Veronica (Balsan) Kovacs, he was a resident of Newtown until age 30. Mr Kovacs was a former resident of Danbury and Woodbury, as well.
Alan R. Dawe, 65, of Earlville, N.Y., died suddenly March 11, in Bali, Indonesia, while on a round-the-world vacation. He was born in Bridgeport, August 12, 1948, and was a son of the late Franklyn P. and Justine C. (Vorus) Dawe of Trumbull.
Frederick J. TerHaar, Jr, 85, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died peacefully March 28, at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was born in Worcester, Mass., May 6, 1928, the son of Frederick, Sr and Ethel (Monigle) TerHaar. He also resided with his long-term partner, Carol Berube, in Wallingford.