Paul D. Stransky,
Korean war vet
N. GROSVENORDALE — Paul David Stransky, 85, of N. Grosvenordale, died Aug. 16, 2016, at the Matulaitis Nursing Home in Putnam. He was the husband of Joanne (Petzold) Stransky. They were married Aug. 29, 1953, in Patuxant, Md. 
He was born June 6, 1931, in New York City, son of the late Benjamin and Mina (Levitt) Stransky. He earned a master’s degree in engineering. He worked as a chemical engineer for The Rogers Corporation for 20 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and reading. He was a volunteer firefighter in Thompson, and had taught college sciences.  
He leaves in addition to his wife Joanne, his children Susan Lynn Buttermark, Cathy A. Alderman, David Stransky; his grandchildren Heather Bonin; Courtney  Hoffman; Joanne Patterson; Kelly Pearl; Gabrielle Cimino; Christy Vetter; Paul Stransky; and seven great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his sons, Brian Stransky and Paul David Stransky.
Funeral service are private.  Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Lawrence Ledogar Sr.
DANIELSON — Lawrence R. Ledogar Sr., 82, of Danielson, died Aug. 19, 2016, at Day Kimball Hospital. 
He was born Nov. 13, 1933, in the Bronx, N.Y., to the late Edwin and Zylphia (Zwirz) Ledogar. He was married for 57 years to the late Marie (Andrews) Ledogar. Their family moved to Moosup to raise the six children. 
He graduated from Killingly High in 1951, then worked at Pratt & Whitney for 35 years before retiring in 1992.
He was an avid gardener, golfer, along with a passion for raising his chickens.
Larry leaves his two sons Lawrence (Melissa) Ledogar, and Andrew (Sharon) Ledogar; two grandchildren Gregory and Ashley; sister Gail Aubin; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Marie, brothers Edwin, William, Frank and sister Ann. 
The Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 from the Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Danielson, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 at St. Joseph Church, Dayville, with burial with military honors in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson. 
Gerard E. Caron
PUTNAM — Gerard E. Caron, 69, died Aug. 15, 2016, at home. Born Aug. 24, 1946, in Putnam, he was the son of the late Gerard J. and Marie A. (Dumont) Caron. 
Gerard was valedictorian of St. Mary Parochial School in 1960 and valedictorian of Marianapolis Preparatory School in 1964. He then graduated with honors from Worcester Poly Technical School with a bachelor’s in mathematics. He was an avid Red Sox fan, bridge player and a was a Grand Master bridge player and enjoyed playing and watching tennis matches. 
He leaves two sisters, Jeanne Huhtala of Putnam and Pauline LaRocque of Wharton, N.J.; nephews David A. LaRocque of Warwick, R.I., Erik H. Huhtala of Putnam; grandniece Hayleigh Huhtala and grandnephew Brian J. LaRocque.
The Funeral was private with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations: St Mary Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT 06260. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Anne G. Johnson
PUTNAM — Anne G. Johnson, 101, of Putnam, died Aug. 19, 2016, in Putnam.  Born on Sept. 19, 1914, in Warren, R.I., daughter of the late Lawrence and Sophie (Winierski) Goloski. She was married to Donald H. Johnson. He died in 1985.
Anne was a Charter Member of the Thompson Hill Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was a nurse in Rhode Island and worked for 21 years at Putnam Manufacturing as a stitcher, retiring in 1980.
She leaves a daughter-in-law Patricia Johnson; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she is predeceased by three sons Ronald (Skippy) Johnson, Raymond Johnson, William (Mike) Johnson and a brother Frank Goloski. 
The Funeral was private. Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
Barbara  Vonderheide
S. WOODSTOCK — Barbara Vonderheide, 86, of South Woodstock died Aug. 11, 2016.
She was born in 1930. Barbara graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in education and received a master’s in education from Castleton University in Vermont.
She served in the United Methodist Church.  The family spent time each summer at their lakeside camp in St. Albans, Maine, where Barbara’s parents also had a camp.
She leaves her husband of 64 years, Reverend Edwin A. Vonderheide (Ret.); four children: Mark, Peter, Susan, and Stephen Vonderheide; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was Aug. 20 at Living Faith United Methodist Church, Putnam. Smith and Walker Funeral, 148 Grove St., Putnam.
RocketTheme Joomla Templates