STRATFORD, Conn. - Stanley M. Makucevich of Stratford, formerly of Fairfield, died Oct. 11. He was 94.
Makucevich was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Bridgeport, to Thomas and Mary Pitek Makucevich. He resided in Fairfield for 90 years prior to a more recent move to Stratford. A graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, class of 1938, he worked in the plumbing trade and served in the United States Army during World War II.
After several years in the Volunteer Fire Department, he began a 30 year career with the Fairfield Fire Department, in which he became one of the first six original lieutenants in Fairfield's history in 1958, and one of the first three captains in 1963. During that time, he also coordinated the Departments annual campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy and March of Dimes Fundraising.
Makucevich is survived by his sons, Thomas, of Seattle, Wash., Daniel (Michele) of Portsmouth, R.I., and Michael (Patricia) of Stratford; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Cecilia; daughter, Mary; and siblings, John, Estelle, Joseph, Frances, and Edward Makucevich, Helen Biondi.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 p.m. His interment will be private.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to the Fairfield Firefighters Foundation.