Thomas K. Sturges, Sr.

WOODBURY — Thomas K. Sturges, Sr., 93, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital.

Thomas was born December 6, 1926 in Waterbury, the son of Frank and Margaret (Kennedy) Sturges. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class during World War II.

After his military time, he married the late Virginia (Krom). They were married for 29 years. Thomas leaves two sons, Thomas Sturges, Jr., and Jeffrey Sturges, and was predeceased by his son, Barry Sturges.

He was employed by American Brass in Waterbury, followed by Homer D. Bronson in Winsted, and ended his career at Anchor Fasteners in Waterbury.

Thomas met and married Joan (Vancelette) Sturges and leaves behind two stepchildren, Gilbert W. Angle, Jr., and his wife, Denise, and Leslie Angle Davey.

Thomas was a Mason and was past master of King Solomon’s Lodge, where he was a member for 50 years. He also served as secretary with the Masons. He was also a member of the Connecticut Grand Lodge.

Thomas was involved with Meals on Wheels and spent much time woodworking, where he would create miniature buildings which were auctioned, with the proceeds benefiting the North Congregational Church.

Thomas will be missed very much by the people he leaves behind, and his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services will take place in March, with a tentative date of March 21.

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