FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Alonzo C. Kiser, 93, formerly of Fairfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Chartwell Medical Center in Norwood, Mass.
He was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Matewan, W.Va., to Cleo and Ben Kiser. He was the oldest of 13 children. At 18, he moved to Bridgeport and met and soon married the love of his life, Emily V. Flewelyn, on Sept. 1, 1942 in Bridgeport.
He was part of the war effort and on June 23, 1944, he and all elements of the 486th landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. After the war, he and his wife settled in Fairfield. He worked for DuPont of Fairfield and later at Raybestos of Stratford as a lab technician. He enjoyed wood carving, nature, history and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his four grandchildren, Travis McCally and family of Wrentham, Mass.; Phillip McCally and family of North Attleboro, Massachusetts; Martha Minkel and family of Oakland, Maine; Seth Kiser and family of Portland, Ore.; and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Emily, and his two children, Sue LeFort and Ted Kiser.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. meeting directly at the First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield.
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