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Thomas N. Sturges, 85, Of Fairfield, Worked For General Electric

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Thomas Nash Sturges of Fairfield died Monday, March 10. He was 85.

Sturges grew up in Fairfield, graduating from Roger Sherman Elementary School and Roger Ludlowe High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Brown University. He served three years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and later attended the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School for graduate work on the G.I. Bill.

His 28-year career with General Electric took him from Lynn, Mass., to Philadelphia, to Richland, Wash., to Rockville, Md., and in 1972 brought him back to Fairfield.

During those 41 years in Fairfield, he was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served on its vestry, on the church's Property Committee, and as a Trinity representative on the Parish Court Senior Housing Board. He served as treasurer and president of Connecticut Classic Arts; a volunteer for Operation Hope; Nutmeg District Chairman of Advancement for the Boy Scouts of America; a board member of Trout Unlimited; and treasurer and board member of A.T.T.I.C. (Antique Tools & Trades in Connecticut).

Sturges is survived by his wife, Jean Ames Sturges; son, Richard Ames Sturges (Devon Payne) of University Park, Md.; daughter, Betsy L. Sturges of Fairfield; brother, James Bawden Sturges (Jere) of Greensburg, Ind.; two grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Hope of Fairfield , 636 Old Post Road, or Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport.

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