Thomas Joseph Krafick

Thomas Joseph Krafick, age 87, passed away peacefully while in a short–term rehab facility in Mesa Arizona on April 18. 2017. He was born March 4, 1930 in Bridgeport Connecticut to Joseph and Anna ( Pavlik) Krafick, baptized and active in St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Stratford serving as altar boy, church band member ( accordion), and basketball player. He completed his college degree at Bridgeport Engineering Institute and worked at Goren Electric, Consolidated Controls Corporation and finally Sikorsky Aircraft. Thomas served in the Army during the Korean conflict where he was a Platoon Leader. He married Marjorie Doucet in 1961 and settled in Newtown Connecticut in 1965. Thomas was employed for many years at Sikorsky Aircraft / United Technologies in Stratford Connecticut as a hydraulic design engineer, proud of his design on the Blackhawk, CH53-E and Presidential helicopters. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Danbury, CT, the Newtown Fish and Game Club, and St. John’s Masonic Lodge #8 in Stratford Connecticut. He was a proud patriot and NRA supporter and a fishing and wildlife enthusiast. He is preceded in death by his spouse of 43 years Marjorie, as well as his parents and sister Jean Zahorsky. Thomas leaves behind 3 children: Lisa ( Krafick) Oorlog, Cheryl ( Krafick ) Gartner and Thomas Krafick, Jr. He has a remaining “magnificent 7” grandchildren-Taylor, Rachel, Rebecca, Kalena, Malea Kyle, and Katelyn. His family wishes to thank all who provided loving care to him-especially DaVita Gilbert staff for the past 9 years, Sante of Mesa, and Dr Steven Miller. May he finally rest in peace eternal having “slipped the surly bonds of earth”. A wake will be held at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Danbury Connecticut Thursday evening May 25, followed by a by a service and burial on Friday morning May 25, 2017.

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