Stachelek, Norman Stanley - October 23, 2015


KENSINGTON - Norman Stanley Stachelek, 88, of Kensington, the beloved husband of Lorraine (Pompey) for 64 years, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 23, 2015) at home, after an extended illness.  Born in New Britain to the late Stanley and Gabriella (Malachowski) Stachelek, he was a 1944 graduate of New Britain High School, enlisted in the army after high school, and was enrolled in Norwich University Officer Candidate School. While enrolled, he elected to pursue training at The Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, in Monterey, California, where he studied Japanese and Korean, and was then deployed to Korea in Military Intelligence.  Upon his discharge in 1946, he was nominated for an appointment to West Point Military Academy, but elected to attend the University of Connecticut where he graduated in 1950. Norman was self-employed as a Manufacturer’s Representative specializing in micro-electronics, and was a member of St. Paul's Church in Kensington and the American Legion. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Conrad Stachelek, M.D., PhD, of Erie, Pennsylvania and his wife Beth, Norman Stachelek of Stratton, Vermont, and his wife Carol, and Roxanne Stachelek and her husband Tom Chrosniak of West Hartford, six grandchildren, Greg Stachelek, M.D., PhD., and Alex Stachelek and his wife Lindsey, Erik and Preston Stachelek, Alycia and Christina Chrosniak, his brother Dennis and his wife Connie, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his younger brother Conrad who passed away in 1952. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (October 27, 2015) at 9:30am from Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, with a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paul’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday (October 27, 2015) from 8:30-9:30am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Church, 467 Alling Street, Kensington, CT 06037, or Hartford Healthcare at Home, 1290 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 4B, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

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