Obituary of Joseph G. Stumpf
Joseph G. Stumpf, age 85, beloved husband of Carol A. Cirkot Stumpf of Columbia, CT, died suddenly on October 18, 2023. Born in Bridgeport on August 10, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph G. and Mildred Sturges Stumpf. Mr. Stumpf was raised in Bridgeport, graduated from the Bridgeport Engineering Institute and was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran. He worked as a Patent Engineer for the Research Corporation Technologies Company of Tucson, AZ for over 20 years, where he evaluated the transfer of academic innovations to commercial use. These innovations were primarily used in the medical and technology fields. Through his work and research, Mr. Stumpf was issued several patents.
Upon his retirement in 2000, Mr. Stumpf and his wife relocated to Monmouth, Maine for 19 years where he enjoyed cruising on his Harley Davidson, hunting, fishing and the solace of the outdoors. He was an avid reader, gardener, snow skier, traveler and a member of the Lions Club of Monmouth, Maine. 2019 brought them back to their home state of Connecticut where they settled in Columbia. He was a member of the Elks Club of Willimantic. Joe will be sadly missed by all; his discerning tastes and wry sense of humor left the world a better place. In addition to his loving wife of 44 years, he is survived by his devoted sons, Joseph G. “Jay” Stumpf and his wife, Cynthia and Stephen J. Stumpf, all of Tucson, AZ; a brother, Richard Stumpf and his wife, Ann Marie of Portchester, NY; a sister, Judy Romer and her husband, Larry of Milford; cherished grandchildren, Caitlin Carroll and her husband, Doug of AZ and Morgan Stumpf of TX; sister-in-law, Sylvia Foster and her husband, Fred of FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may call on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, from 10:00 to 10:45 AM in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, CT. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11:00 AM in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 105 Clifton Avenue, Ansonia, CT. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Memorial contributions may be made to Airedale Rescue at www.airedalerescue.net. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.