1930 – 2012
Brooklyn – Samuel J. Litke Sr., 82, of Brickyard Road, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Regency Heights Nursing Home. He was the loving husband for 57 years of Mildred (Hrabos) Litke. Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Walter and Emilie (Balkoski) Litke.
Mr. Litke owned and operated the Dayville Package Store. He also worked as a carpenter for Union #’s 623, 825, 30, and 24. Samuel graduated Killingly High School in 1949 and then graduated from Putnam Technical School. He served during the Korean Conflict in the 307th strategic air command. Mr. Litke enjoyed gardening, planting trees and loved to travel. He was a member of Killingly Brooklyn Memorial VFW Post 2650 and was the Troop Leader of Brooklyn Troop 44.
Samuel is survived by his sons, Samuel Litke, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Salem, OR, Timothy Litke and his wife Trenace of Danielson, and Daniel Litke and wife Cindy of Brooklyn; his brother, Walter Litke of Woodstock; his sisters, Ruth Chandler of Danielson, Ester Gallup of Heath, MA, and Hannah McNally of Brooklyn; five grandchildren Nathan, Emily, Allison, Sarah and Brad; and two great grandchildren Cohen and Talon. In addition to his wife, Samuel is predeceased by his sister Sarah Harkness.
At Samuel’s request, funeral arrangements are private. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.