Category: Obituaries

Obituary: Patricia (Patty) Clark Haberstroh, 73

A longtime social worker for the Westport’s Department of Human Services, she “dedicated her life to helping others in need.” She also was active in Westport PTAs and other public education initiatives. After her 2017 diagnosis with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, she became an influential advocate and fundraiser for research into the degenerative illness.

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Obituary: Stewart H. Greenfield, 91

He founded two investment businesses, pioneering “in making business more socially impactful and more equitable.” He also was a longtime supporter of the Nature Conservancy and other educational, environmental and human rights nonprofits.

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Obituary: Robert Perliss, 96

His career in space exploration included work as a senior engineer for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, for which he was honored by the Goddard Space Flight Center. He also was a longtime member of Temple Israel, and supporter of the Westport and Norwalk libraries.

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Obituary: Frances Hyman, 90

Previously a longtime Westport resident, she volunteered for causes like Save the Children Foundation, and said one of her proudest moments was participating in the 1987 “Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews” rally in Washington, D.C.

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Obituary: Paula Leonard, 88

The longtime Westport resident worked in the real estate field many years, saying she sold Westport and the house just came with it, and also volunteered for community causes that included helping establish the new Westport Center for Senior Activities.

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Obituary: Janice Amberg Dean, 88

The mother of eight enrolled in college at age 46, earned a business degree and then worked in the real estate field many years. She also enjoyed travel, achieved the rank of Bronze Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League and took up chess when she was 85.

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Obituary: Nancy D. Westcott, 86

While raising six children in Westport, she and her husband formed Westcott Associates industrial design firm. She also was active at Assumption Church and volunteered for local charities, and later established Nan’s Notecards, featuring pressed floral designs.

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Obituary: Michael A. Conway, 80

Formerly a longtime Westport resident, he had been a senior executive with KPMG accounting firm, received an honorary doctorate degree from North Carolina A&T State University and was active in Westport area nonprofits.

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Obituary: Glenn Gerry, 93

He was an engineer for Burndy Corp. and Pitney-Bowes, sang with Greens Farms Church choir and other groups, and “should be remembered for his early strikes at social injustice … Glenn always insisted on inclusion of everyone. Always.”

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