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Obituary: Kenneth Leaf, 74, Commander American Legion Post 127, Orange

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Aug 072017
 

Kenneth H. Leaf, age 74, of Orange passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017, in St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on December 15, 1942, in Bridgeport to the late Charles and Ellen Swensen Leaf and was a graduate of Bassick High School Class of 1960.
He proudly served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era serving as a B-52 Crew Chief and assigned to the organizational maintenance squadron at the March Air Force Base in California and was also stationed in Guam where he was part of 4133rd Bombardment Wing at Anderson Air Force Base.
He worked for Avco Lycoming of Stratford where he was a member of Local 1010, Bullard Company of Bridgeport and was currently employed as a quality assurance specialist for 33 years for the Department of Defense.
An active member of the community, he is the current Commander of the American Legion Post 127 in Orange, where he previously served as the Vice Commander. He previously belonged to the SS Norden Club of Black Rock. He also was a car enthusiast and raced at Dover Raceway and Connecticut Drag Strip.
A devoted husband, father, brother and uncle, he is survived by his loving wife Deborah Barnes Leaf, his children Jacqueline, Derek and Elena Leaf all of Orange, sister Dorothy DeWalt and her husband Al of Trumbull and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Charles Leaf Sr. and nephews Charles Leaf Jr. and Doug DeWalt.
Visitation is Thursday, August 10, 2017,  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford.
A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion Post 127 Scholarship Fund.
The family would like to thank all first responders and health care professionals that helped with Ken’s care.

Obituary: Terry J. Munk, 66, Vietnam Veteran, Brother Mason, Rotarian, Friend

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Sep 052013
 

Screen shot 2013-09-05 at 10.49.04 PMTerry J. Munk, age 66, beloved husband of Jacqueline Wozniak Munk, loving father, and longtime resident of Milford, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 in his home.

Born in Chicago, IL on August 24, 1947, he was the son of the late Donald and Kathryn Le Conte Munk.

Terry served with pride and honor in the United States Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.

He was also a graduate of Southern Illinois University. Throughout his extensive working career Terry was President and Owner of Appaloosa Trading Company and Appaloosa Custom Products and Managing General Partner of the Connecticut Skyhawks.

He served his community as a member of the Board of Alderman (Chairman 1994-98), Drug Free Milford (President 1991), Greater New Haven YMCA Board of Directors, United Way of Milford (President 1990-92), Milford-Orange YMCA (Chairman 1989-91), Milford Oyster Festival Committee (President 1979), and the Korea-Vietnam Memorial Committee.

He was an active member of many professional organizations including the Milford Chamber of Commerce (President 1986-87), Advisory Board Bank of Boston, and the NFIB Action Council. Terry was also a member of the Milford Rotary Club (President 1990 & 1995), the Milford Club, the Republican Town Committee, and Ansantawae Lodge No. 89, A.F. & A.M.

In addition to his wife Jackie of 39 years, “Pops” is survived by his two children Christopher Munk and wife Emily, and Michael Munk and wife Meredith, of Milford; three grandchildren Bodhi, Xavier and Adelysia; sister Marcia and husband Charles; brother Richard and wife Connie; brother-in-law Jacques Wozniak, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call on Friday, September 6th from 4 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.

A service will be held on Saturday, September 7, at 11:00 am at the Cody-White Funeral Home, followed by full Military Honors.

Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s name to “Rotary International” and mailed to Tracy O’Brien – Rotary Foundation Chair, Milford Rotary, PO Box 381, Milford CT 06460.