1921 – 2016
Dayville – Stasia M. Ziobrowski, 95, of Ware Rd. formerly of Coalpit Hill Rd., Danbury, died Wednesday October 12, 2016 in Westview Health Care Center. She was the daughter of the late parents Frank and Eva (Jankot) Ziobrowski. She was a graduate of Willimantic State Teacher’s College (now known as Eastern Connecticut State University) and went on to receive her Doctorate Degree from Columbia University in New York City. She was a Veteran of WWII serving with the United States Navy during which time she was a flight simulator instructor.
During a long career in higher education Ms. Ziobrowski was a professor at City College of New York, Queens College and the University of Montana, where she taught summer classes early in her career, all prior to retiring from an extended tenure at New York University where she had specialized in International Education and at one time served as Dean of Students.
She enjoyed photography, playing bridge with her friends and traveling abroad including being one of a group American Educators that were invited to be among the first visitors to tour Communist China after President Richard Nixon’s famous 1972 visit that led to the normalization of US relations with that country.
Stasia is survived by her sister Blanche Mayo and her husband Bernard of Putnam; as well as three generations of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Edwin and Edward Ziobrowski.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Stasia’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Followed by a service in the funeral home at 11:00a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.