George Gollenberg

George Gollenberg

Monday, June 20th, 1932 Friday, September 6th, 2019

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Obituary for George Edward Gollenberg

George E. Gollenberg, 87, of Newtown passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6th at the Lutheran Home in Southury. He was born in Bridgeport, the son of Albert Sr. and Marie (Schweitzer) Gollenberg.
He was predeceased by his wife Rosemarie (Blankmeister) Gollenberg whom he met in Sunday School , his brother Albert Jr. and sister Marie (Sis) Komm.
He is survived by his loving family; sons Gary Sr. (Linda) and Glenn (Donna) and daughter Gale. He is also survived by his grandchildren Brian (Audra), Gary Jr. (Elizabeth), Andrew (Danielle) and Lisa along with great grandchildren Grace, Ryan, Brooke, Owen, Taylor and Jake. He also leaves behind a large family of cousins, nieces and nephews.
George graduated from Zion Lutheran School, Central High School, Bullard Haven Technical School and Bridgeport Engineering Institute.
He was employed for 47 years at the Eaton Corporation as drafting manager working on the design of equipment for aircraft, missiles and nuclear Navy vessels.
He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict in the Transportation Corps.
He and his wife Rosemarie built their house in Newtown with the help of family and friends. They loved their flower and vegetable gardens.
He was a volunteer fireman for many years, was involved in scouting, held many positions on his church council and sang in the church choir. George and Rosemarie loved to travel vising relatives in Germany and made many other trips around the world. Other interests included hunting , fishing and clamming.
He and his wife were devout Lutherans as members of Zion (Bridgeport), Immanuel (Danbury) and founding members of Christ the King (Newtown). Funeral Services will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church 85 Mt. Pleasant Rd, Newtown on Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Newtown Village Cemetery. Calling Hours are Monday September 9th from 5pm – 8pm at Honan Funeral Home Main Street, Newtown. In lieu of flowers, George requested that donations be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Rd., Newtown, CT

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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Honan Funeral Home
    58 Main Street
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    Monday, September 9th, 2019
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    85 Mount Pleasant Road
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    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
    Rev. Rob Morris
  • Interment

    Newtown Village Cemetery
    Elm Drive at Hawley Road
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So sad my Christmas card was returned unopened and then found obit. We lived across on Jackson Ave. Bridgeport while attending Zion and kept in touch through cards. Our prayers and love from cousin “Babe”
Helen Mead (Streich) and brother Bob Streich.
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Cornie and Jed Costello

For dear George... He welcomed us to the neighborhood 45 Years ago. of a kind... helpful and generous, full of good humor, Faith , Hope, laughter and Love... a great neighbor, a fine teacher, a Buddy, a Treasured Friend forever. We sure will miss him... we are blessed to have known him and his Family.
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