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Anthony F. Slez

May 23, 1946 - March 17, 2012
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Anthony “Tony” Slez, Jr., 65, died on March 17, 2012, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with his irreverent sense of humor good to the end. Tony was born on May 23, 1946, the only son of Vanetta (Benos) and Tony Slez, Sr. He was married to Margaret (“Peggy”) Gorczynski on January 27, 1973. In additionContinue Reading

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Jeff Karcher left a message on March 31, 2013:
Aunt Ruth was a wonderfully kind and caring person. She made the world a much better place. I know my late father (her brother Ernest) loved her dearly - as we all did.
Sandy See left a message on April 6, 2012:
Dear Peggy, I was a classmate of Tony''s in the Assumption School and Fairfield Prep. I remember him as very bright, expressive, and full of life. He was also shrewdly observant, and it was easy to see how he could pour all these talents into the theater, the law, and his family and friends. I send warm wishes to you and your family as you share rich memories of this great guy.
Sandy See left a message on April 6, 2012:
Dear Peggy, I was a classmate of Tony''s in the Assumption School and Fairfield Prep. I remember him as very bright, expressive, and full of life. He was also shrewdly observant, and it was easy to see how he could pour all these talents into the theater, the law, and his family and friends. I send warm wishes to you and your family as you share rich memories of this great guy.
Bob and Colleen Grant left a message on March 22, 2012:
Dear Peggy and Adam: We were so sad to hear of Tony''s passing. He was a remarkable person. We have many fond memories of all of you back here in Westport.
Bob and Colleen Grant left a message on March 22, 2012:
Dear Peggy and Adam: We were so sad to hear of Tony''s passing. He was a remarkable person. We have many fond memories of all of you back here in Westport.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Edward Ungemach, Fairfield Prep Class of ''73 left a message on March 21, 2012:
Peggy, though you and I have never met, Tony spent a summer with my class at Prep, teaching us theater. He was a wonderful teacher as well as a wonderful person who to this day has made a lasting impression. I will always remember his trip with us to the Haymarket in NYC as well as a few afternoons by his Dad''s pool. Ed
Edward Ungemach, Fairfield Prep Class of ''73 left a message on March 21, 2012:
Peggy, though you and I have never met, Tony spent a summer with my class at Prep, teaching us theater. He was a wonderful teacher as well as a wonderful person who to this day has made a lasting impression. I will always remember his trip with us to the Haymarket in NYC as well as a few afternoons by his Dad''s pool. Ed
Bill and Pam Sarsfield left a message on March 20, 2012:
Peggy, Hi. I did not know Tony but I still have a copy of his Daily Citizen editorial that I cut from the paper. I think he and I would have been great pals. Also, we love BDACT as he obviously did, too. We are sorry for your loss. Bill and Pam Sarsfield
Bill and Pam Sarsfield left a message on March 20, 2012:
Peggy, Hi. I did not know Tony but I still have a copy of his Daily Citizen editorial that I cut from the paper. I think he and I would have been great pals. Also, we love BDACT as he obviously did, too. We are sorry for your loss. Bill and Pam Sarsfield
Roger & Marilyn VanHaren left a message on March 19, 2012:
Peggy, You have our deepest sympathy. Tony''s last several years have been difficult for him, and he "fought the good fight". I was always impressed with Tony''s creativity and I''m sure he has left many artistic mementos to keep him close in your mind. Roger and Marilyn VanHaren
Nicole Dunning left a message on March 19, 2012:
Dear Peggy, I am so sorry. There are few times in my life where I have been at a loss for words. This is one of them. I find myself with so much to say and yet, I don''t even know where to start. Tony had once told me that he hoped to be a footnote in a book someday. That he would have impacted someones life to the point where he would be mentioned.... just a footnote. I am not sure if I will ever get to write a book, but if I do.... Tony will have his own chapter. Please know that if you ever need anything, we are here for you. We will see you on Wednesday.
Harold & Diane Frank left a message on March 19, 2012:
Peggy, we were sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom Curran left a message on March 19, 2012:
Peggy...my sympathies to you and family...I lost my Mom on St. Patricks day also Tom Curran(okeeffe cadillac)
Ed McCreery left a message on March 19, 2012:
Dear Peggy & Adam, I went to law school at WNEC with Tony and was very shocked to read about his passing in the paper this morning. In law school, Tony strived to learn as much as he could from the professors and was always the one to raise his hand for one more question as the session bell rang. Some would moan in their rush to head off to the next class but the question was always insightful and meaningful. After law school, I had occassion to cross paths with Tony here in CT and always admired the wonderful job he did for his clients....and he didn''t shy away from a difficult task or an uphill battle. Once I had the bank and he had the commercial customer in default of his loan. I thought it would be a cake walk and Toni kept me at bay for over a year or more. He was a wonderful advocate for his clients ....and as mentioned in his obituary.....had an infecttious deep belly laugh that would disarm anyone. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the world is a less colorful place due to the passing of Tony. Ed McCreery
Msgr. Andy Varga and Saint Luke Church left a message on March 19, 2012:
Dear Peggy... Our prayers and sincere condolences to you... Saint Luke Parish remains ever grateful for the many ways that Tony and you were so much a part of our lives here in Westport. May the coming celebration of the Resurrection be always your comfort and hope.
Roger & Marilyn VanHaren left a message on March 19, 2012:
Peggy, You have our deepest sympathy. Tony''s last several years have been difficult for him, and he "fought the good fight". I was always impressed with Tony''s creativity and I''m sure he has left many artistic mementos to keep him close in your mind. Roger and Marilyn VanHaren
Nicole Dunning left a message on March 19, 2012:
Dear Peggy, I am so sorry. There are few times in my life where I have been at a loss for words. This is one of them. I find myself with so much to say and yet, I don''t even know where to start. Tony had once told me that he hoped to be a footnote in a book someday. That he would have impacted someones life to the point where he would be mentioned.... just a footnote. I am not sure if I will ever get to write a book, but if I do.... Tony will have his own chapter. Please know that if you ever need anything, we are here for you. We will see you on Wednesday.
Harold & Diane Frank left a message on March 19, 2012:
Peggy, we were sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom Curran left a message on March 19, 2012:
Peggy...my sympathies to you and family...I lost my Mom on St. Patricks day also Tom Curran(okeeffe cadillac)
Ed McCreery left a message on March 19, 2012:
Dear Peggy & Adam, I went to law school at WNEC with Tony and was very shocked to read about his passing in the paper this morning. In law school, Tony strived to learn as much as he could from the professors and was always the one to raise his hand for one more question as the session bell rang. Some would moan in their rush to head off to the next class but the question was always insightful and meaningful. After law school, I had occassion to cross paths with Tony here in CT and always admired the wonderful job he did for his clients....and he didn''t shy away from a difficult task or an uphill battle. Once I had the bank and he had the commercial customer in default of his loan. I thought it would be a cake walk and Toni kept me at bay for over a year or more. He was a wonderful advocate for his clients ....and as mentioned in his obituary.....had an infecttious deep belly laugh that would disarm anyone. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the world is a less colorful place due to the passing of Tony. Ed McCreery
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Msgr. Andy Varga and Saint Luke Church left a message on March 19, 2012:
Dear Peggy... Our prayers and sincere condolences to you... Saint Luke Parish remains ever grateful for the many ways that Tony and you were so much a part of our lives here in Westport. May the coming celebration of the Resurrection be always your comfort and hope.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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