Longtime Stamford firefighter Walter Lohotsky died on Sunday, Sept. 23. He was 92.
Lohotosky of Stamford was born in New York City and was raised in Banksville, then in Greenwich, said Stamford Fire Capt. Philip Hayes.
After serving in World War II, Lohotosky married his wife, Mary and they enjoyed a 62-year marriage. He then joined the Stamford Fire Department on the same day that the Connecticut Turnpike opened in January 1958, Hayes said.
He served for the next 42 years, receiving multiple commendations over the years. He also worked for the Town of Darien until he was 85.
During his free time, Lohotosky enjoyed gardening and working as a handyman.
He is survived by his children Michelle, her husband Gary and daughter Jacqueline, and by his son Walter, his wife Patricia, and children Kathryn and Brian.
He was predeceased by his sister Sophie and brothers Peter and Nicholas.
The family will be receiving friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 24 Wenzel Terrace, Stamford. The interment with military honors will immediately follow the service at St. Mary R.C. Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, 24 Wenzel Terrace, Stamford, CT 06902.
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