Sara Kruzansky, of Danbury, died at home on Feb. 7, 2013 surroundedby her loving family. Sara was the widow of Max Kruzansky, a native of Danbury, with whom she shared 51 happy years. Sara was born and raised in Chicago and moved to NYC in 1949. She met Max through a local friend, married within 6 months and moved to Danbury in March of 1953 and proceeded to have 3 children in quick succession.

Sara was an active member of the community, especially local Jewish organizations such as Hadassah. The Danbury Library was one of Sara’s favorite local spots. Sara enjoyed many books and movies which she borrowed. Sara earned a B.S. in History from Western Connecticut State College and then with the support of Max, went on to earn a Master’s in Jewish History from Hunter College.

The accomplishments she is most proud of are her family and her teaching career. Sara loved learning and teaching; she became a gifted teacher who engaged her students. Sara had a thirst for knowledge and understanding, especially of people. She informally taught many important life lessons to those in her life, and she formally taught at Western Connecticut State University, followed by teaching in other settings for adult learners.

Sara was known to be a good friend and for the wise way that she put information together. She had many friends in the local community. She was appreciative of each individual. The family would like to thank the many friends who have been so devoted to her over the last several months. She greatly benefited from the loving support.

Sara was predeceased by her two brothers, Meyer and Simon Schuster of Chicago. She is survived by her devoted children and their spouses, Kenneth and Elaine Kruzansky, Dina and Sam Markind, Jane and Marc Miller; and seven grandchildren whom she was close to. Being local, Sara was a regular part of their lives. She will be greatly missed.

The funeral will be held Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1pm at the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury. Visiting hours (Shiva) with the family will be Monday – Thursday 2-4pm and 7-9pm, and Friday, noon – 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah c/o Beverly Parker, 78 Arrowhead Road, Brookfield, CT 06804; Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 405 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810, or Friends of Danbury Library, P.O. Box 3913, Danbury, CT 06813-3913.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

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