Richard H. Polzin

August 5, 1928 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Richard Polzin Obituary

Richard Henry Polzin, of Brookfield, Connecticut, was called home to his heavenly Father on September 14, 2023. He was the husband of Joan (Schwartz) Polzin.

He was born in West Seneca, New York, on August 5, 1928, the son of Richard E. Polzin and Betty (Burkard) Polzin.  His family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Northeast High School in 1946. He graduated from Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois, and was called to be a teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School in Danbury, Connecticut, in 1951. 

He always enjoyed tinkering and fixing anything that didn't run properly, so after retiring from teaching, he worked at Peerless Enterprises in New Fairfield, Connecticut, until well into his 80's.

He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Vivian (McElhattan) Polzin, and his step-daughter, Allyson Krieger.  He is survived by his wife Joan (Schwartz) Polzin, of Brookfield, CT, his brother Kurt Polzin, of Philadelphia, PA, and his children, Ruth Matern and her husband Rick, Christine Saffi and her husband Joseph, R. Stephen Polzin and his wife Kathy, and step-son Daniel Krieger and wife-to-be Maxie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was blessed to be called "Poppy" by his 9 grandchildren and their spouses, as well as his 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Newtown, Connecticut, on Monday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Central Cemetery, Brookfield, Connecticut. The family will receive friends at the Christ the King Church during the hour preceding the service, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt. Pleasant Road, Newtown, Connecticut, 06470.

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Calling Hours
September 18, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ the King Lutheran Church
85 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470

Funeral Service
September 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Christ the King Lutheran Church
85 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Newtown, CT 06470

September 18, 2023

12:30 PM
Central Cemetery

Brookfield, CT


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