Emil P. Balusek Sr.

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Business -

Af­ter a blessed 100 years, six months, and 28 days on earth, God called Emil Balusek, Sr. to Heaven on the af­ter­noon of May 7, 2018 to be reunited with the love of his life, and our mother Stella who passed away Novem­ber 28, 2013. He was born a first gen­er­a­tion Amer­i­can to Frank and Josephine Balusek on Oc­to­ber 9, 1917 in Derby and raised in Shel­ton, CT. Just think of what he was a wit­ness to in his life­time! Al­though Brown Univer­sity ex­pressed in­ter­est in him, grad­u­at­ing high school at the depth of the Great De­pres­sion meant col­lege was not an op­tion. In 1939, af­ter grad­u­at­ing trade school while also work­ing odd jobs, he se­cured a job at Bridge­port Brass, work­ing as a ma­chin­ist. World War II erupted and even though he worked at a de­fense plant he en­listed in the US Navy as a Se­abee and was de­ployed to the Pa­cific The­ater. Af­ter the war, he re­turned to work at Bridge­port Brass. He would be pro­moted to lead man, fore­man, and gen­eral fore­man of the tire valve di­vi­sion. He pur­chased a lot in Ni­chols in 1948 that he dis­cov­ered while com­mut­ing from his home in Shel­ton to his work­place in Bridge­port. With the help of his fa­ther and in- laws, he built a home in 1950 and raised our fam­ily; a home that he would peace­fully pass away in. Af­ter leav­ing the “Brass” in 1974, he would en­joy his em­ploy­ment at Omega En­gi­neer­ing in Stam­ford from 1975 to 1983 as plant man­ager, putting his fin­ger­print on bring­ing their out­sourced work back in house where he laid out and es­tab­lished a com­pletely new ma­chine shop. He was per­son­ally in­volved with the train­ing of the new ma­chin­ists be­cause he loved to pass on the knowl­edge he had gained over the years. He was also in­stru­men­tal in the de­vel­op­ment of an em­ployee profit shar­ing plan for “his” ma­chin­ists. He had a pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy and gar­den­ing. He was also a diehard surf caster from the 50’ s into the early 70’ s, ty­ing his own deer tail jigs, cast- ing his cus­tom made rod, and wad­ing the shore from Norwalk to Strat­ford, de­pend­ing on the early morn­ing or late evening tide. He and our mom en­joyed spend­ing Satur­day evening’s to­gether ball room danc­ing. Upon his re­tire­ment he de­voted even more time to his yard and garden. He loved tend­ing to his veg­etable garden and shar­ing the fruits of his la­bor with the neigh­bor­hood. He al­ways had a smile on his face and had a knack to make you smile too. He was a found­ing parish­ioner of St. Cather­ine of Si­enna par­ish and a life­long fan of the New York Rangers and Gi­ants. He is sur­vived by two chil­dren, Emil Balusek Jr. and his wife Anne Cot­tle of Trum­bull, and Brian and Ann Balusek of Win­netka, IL, and three grand­chil­dren Meryl, Elis­a­beth, and Gwen­dolyn Balusek ( daugh­ters of Brian and Ann), along with some nieces and neph­ews. Friends and fam­ily are in­vited to at­tend a me­mo­rial ser­vice on Satur­day, June 16 at 10: 00 a. m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Fu­neral Home, 399 White Plains Rd., Trum­bull. In­urn­ment to fol­low in St. Michael’s Ceme­tery, An­so­nia, CT. Friends may greet the fam­ily on Satur­day from 9: 00 a. m. un­til the time of ser­vice. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion An­niver­sary Fund https:// uconn. givecorps. com/ causes/ 1084- uconn- ex­ten­sion. These peo­ple an­swered a lot of tough ques­tions our dad asked over the years about his lawn and garden. To leave an on­line con­do­lence please visit mullinsfh. com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.