Timothy Willard Keithley
November 27, 1952 - November 1, 2019
Timothy Willard Keithley, 66, passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born in Bedford, Indiana on November 27, 1952 to Willard Ernest Keithley and Carol Eva Hill-Keithley. He was predeceased by his sister Julie Pope. He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Jeanine Smith; a son, Timothy Ziba Keithley; a sister, Holly Stephens; and two grandchildren, Lance Ziba Keithley and Priscilla Eva Keithley. Timothy greatly enjoyed baseball, and the Love of the Game, and also loved to play pool and was an active member in the American Legion Post 12 in Norwalk, CT., and post 0163 in Melbourne, Florida.
Time to be announced later for internment at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made in Timothy's name to your local American Legion Post.
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Stanley H. Remson
1938 - 2019
Stanley H. Remson, age 80, died peacefully at the Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday, May 7, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Sandra Farnham Remson. Stan was born in Norwalk on June 6, 1938, the son of the late Stanley and Rose Remson. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and then proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired mechanic for Rallye Tire and was a former co-owner of the Springdale Shell gas station. Stan was a sports enthusiast; a member of the American Legion Post 12 and general manager of their baseball team, coach and past president of the Norwalk Athletic Assoc. He especially enjoyed attending all of his granddaughters' activities. Stan was also a member of the St. Ann Club, the Ferris Hill Club and he loved to cook, especially for functions at the American Legion.
Survivors include 2 sons, Stanley J. Remson (Susan) of Norwalk and Sean A. Remson (Lynn) of Sandy Hook, a brother Joseph Remson (Vicki), 6 grandchildren, Kristie DePasquale (Mike), Marissa Watson, Sandy, Julianne, Rebecca and Brooke Remson, 2 great grandchildren Bella and Matthew DePasquale, his uncle Rocky and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Saturday, May 11 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Ave., Norwalk. Stan's family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Friday from 5-8 PM. Members of the St. Ann Club will gather at 7 PM. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Hour on May 9, 2019
David B. Evans
March 30, 1920 - February 5, 2019
David Black Evans,98, of Wilton, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 5th. Born in Norwalk on March 30, 1920, to William and Marjory Riley, he was raised by his adoptive parents, Greek and Henriette Wakefield Evans, in Norwalk and Wilton. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor Zeman Evans, in 1994. He was educated in various local schools, beginning at Wilton’s Belden Hill School House and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1938, after which he attended Virginia Military Institute. He served in WWII in North Africa and Italy, in the 9th Infantry Division, Reconnaissance, as an advance scout for the infantry, a volunteer.
He worked for the Sprague Meter Company, a division of Textron, In Bridgeport, for 43 years, as plant superintendent. A Past Commander of Norwalk’s American Legion Post 12, he served his beloved Legion for 68 years in many capacities.
Mr. Evans was elected to the Wilton Planning and Zoning Commission in the 1960’s. He served as treasurer of the Wilton Fathers’ Club, and for many years as a canvasser for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. He was a Wilton Library patron since1951, and a dedicated Friend. He served as a counselor, teaching business skills to inner-city youths in Bridgeport during the 1960’s and 70’s. He was an avid reader, golfer, and life-long member of Red Sox Nation.
Mr. Evans is survived by his daughters, Jan Evans of Wilton, and Nancy Evans Smith of Charlton, MA and her husband, Bradley Smith, his grandson Forest Smith of Charlton, MA, and many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was pre-deceased by his son, David R. Evans and his granddaughter, Lila Star Smith.
Visiting hours and Celebration of David’s life will be on Saturday, Feb. 16th, from 11:00 A.M. with service beginning at 12:30 PM, at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.