Obituary: Jon Nowinski, 37, Beloved Son, Brother, Animal Advocate

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Jan 282019

Jonathan “Jon” J. Nowinski passed January 23, 2019, from complications with a long time battle of health issues. Jon was born February 19, 1981, in Greenwich, CT to his mother Shirley Nowinski and his father Paul Nowinski, and has resided in Westport, CT since 1986.

During his time here, he worked in many fields of Research and Study. Earliest was his passion and creation of SGRA (Smoking Gun Research Agency) which he developed to bring education and attention to the paranormal as well as conspiracy theories.

In his early twenties, he created Vote for Freedom, which he used to bring young people and politicians together and educate them on why the right to vote is so important. His thirties were all spent devoting his life and passion to animals and animal care. Through that, he created EARS (Emergency Animal Response Service) where he offered a variety of services both in animal care as well as education of animal needs.

His most recent employment has been with VCA Shoreline Animal Hospital in Shelton, CT and Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine in North Haven, CT. Jon also worked with many Police, Fire and EMT services to provide assistance wherever he was needed.

Along with his mother Shirley and his father Paul, Jon leaves behind his sister Lisa Price, nephews Joshua and Justin Smith, his faithful dog, Coyote, and a countless number of friends along with many four-legged friends.

Friends and family are invited to call Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 3 to 7 pm at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 Broad St, Milford, CT.

Obituary: Susan Marjory Lewin, 52, Beloved Wife and Mother, Humanitarian, Police Commissioner

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Nov 272013

Screen shot 2013-11-27 at 2.01.36 AMSusan Marjory Lewin, 52, of Orange, beloved wife of Clement Lewin and devoted mother of Sylvana Lewin passed away on Sunday November 24, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Susan was born May 23, 1961 in Kuching Sarawak and moved to the UK where she grew up in Roslyn Scotland. She graduated from Edinburgh University and obtained her PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She married Clement in 1987 and came to the US in 1991 moving to Orange in 1999. She worked in research until the birth of her daughter, Sylvana, and then became the consummate community volunteer when she moved to Orange working for the advancement of a number of organizations including the Women and Girls Fund of the Community Foundation of New Haven which she currently chaired, Hamden Hall where she was on the Board of Trustees and had been President of the Parents Association, Vista Vocational Life Skills where she had recently joined the Board, Gaylord, WSHU and Marrakech.

She was particularly proud to be a police commissioner in Orange. She enjoyed entertaining her wide circle of friends and could effortlessly cater parties at home. She was noted for her love of dogs having up to three in the house.

In addition to her husband and daughter she is survived by her mother Betty Thom of Kinross, Scotland; her brother Andrew; sister-in-law Gwyneth; niece Christine and nephew Callum of Dumfermline Scotland.

Susan was a passionate advocate of women and children, always looking for creative ways to encourage youth to fulfill their potential.

To honor Susan’s memory, contributions for the Susan Lewin Summer Camp Scholarships can be made to Quinnipiac University, Mail Stop AH-DVP, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.

In addition, the Lewin Family has established the Susan Lewin Scholarship Fund at Hamden Hall Country Day School. Contributions can be made to the Scholarship Fund at Hamden Hall, 1108 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.

Her funeral will be held at 11 am on Saturday at the Orange Congregational Church, 205 Meetinghouse Lane, Orange. Burial will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven. Those wishing to send condolences online may do so at www.keenanfuneralhome.com.

Originally Published on: Nov 27, 2013 @ 2:04 a.m.