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Adisak Sirisuth, 59, New Canaan Engineer, Dies

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Adisak Sirisuth of New Canaan died suddenly June 28 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 59. 

A mechanical engineer, Sirisuth designed New Canaan's water treatment facility and sanitation center. He was also a firefighter with the New Canaan Volunteer Fire Department. 

Born in Thailand, he was the son of Udom and Sirnual Sirisuth. Sirisuth was married to Puengpet Sirisuth for 27 years and lived in New Canaan for the last 20 years. He worked as a mechanical engineer for the New York Power Authority in White Plains, N.Y. 

He moved to the U.S. in 1983 after receiving a full scholarship to attend the University of Bridgeport. There, he received a master's degree in mechanical engineering. He was later accepted into the doctoral program at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. 

Sirisuth became a registered professional engineer in both Thailand and the U.S. He worked on numerous projects in the private and public sectors. After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, he was part of the first engineering crew to inspect surrounding buildings in Ground Zero the next day. 

Sirisuth was an avid supporter of the Buddhist Temples in Mount Vernon and Centereach, N.Y. At home, he was a devoted husband, caring for his wife after her diagnosis with lupus cancer. While his sons attended college, Sirisuth and his wife also opened their home to Thai students from abroad. 

Sirisuth is survived by his wife, Puengpet; and four sons, Joey, Paulwat, Tan and Jonathan Sirisuth. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday. Memorial donations may be made to the New Canaan Volunteer Fire Department, 60 Main St., New Canaan, CT 06840, or the Vajiradhammapadip Temple, 75 California Road, Mount Vernon, NY 10552. Shaughnessey-Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield was in charge of arrangements.

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