1942 – 2013
Putnam – Stanley Ozog, 70, of Sabin St., died Monday, September 9, 2013, in St. Vincent’s Hospital. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Mitchell) Ozog for 49 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mildred (Rucki) Ozog.
Stanley graduated from Killingly High School in 1960 and in 1972 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from AssumptionCollege. In 1976 he received his Master’s degree in Education from AssumptionCollege graduating cum laude. In 1981 he earned a 6th year degree in Professional Education at the University of Connecticut. He taught in the Brooklyn School System and was a Jr. High Crisis Counselor retiring after 27 years. Stanley served 20 years in the 250th Engineer Co. of the CT National Guard retiring as Staff Sergeant.
Stanley became a Supernumery of the Putnam Police Department in 1966. He was a member of the Putnam Finance Board in 1979, a Democratic Alderman for the City of Putnam Ward 4, co chairman of St. Mary’s Church Circle of Fun from 1977-1980, a member of the Putnam Board of Police Commissioners, the 25th and last Mayor of the City of Putnam from 1982-1984, Vice Chairman of the John Dempsey Center State of CT Advisory Council, Past Exalted Ruler lifetime member of the Putnam Lodge of Elks, 4th degree member of the Cargill Council 64, Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Stash was an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboy fan. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, solving crossword puzzles, and reading. He and Barbara traveled extensively to places like Europe, Caribbean, Bermuda, and the Mediterranean, but their favorite spot was their summer home on HallsLake, Newbury, VT.
In addition to his wife, Stanley is survived by his son, Michael Ozog and his wife Stephanie of Merrimack, NH; his daughter, Anne Marie (Ozog) Zielski and her husband Michael of West Warwick, RI; his sister Millie Sokolowski and her husband Ron of Brooklyn; and grandchildren: Madison, Mackenzie, Mitchell, Rachel, and Joshua.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Stanley’s family from 9:30 am to 11:00 am on Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 230 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in HolyCrossCemetery in Killingly, CT.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN38105 or DKH Women’s Board 320 Pomfret St. Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.