John Dripchak, age 97, of Ansonia, beloved husband of the late Stella Huzi Dripchak, died peacefully on September 15, 2019, at the Shady Knoll Health Care Center, surrounded by his family. Born in Seymour on February 24, 1922, he was the son of the late Michael and Rose Barna Dripchak. Mr. Dripchak was a longtime resident of Ansonia, a proud
US Army Veteran of WWII and a member of Three Saints Orthodox Church. He worked as a Tool and Die Maker for the Bridgeport Brass and Seymour Specialty Wire Companies for over 30 years until the time of his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Dripchak is survived by his devoted children, John M. Dripchak of Ansonia, Edward (Lucy) Dripchak of Ansonia, Linda Gruttadauria of Ansonia and Rosemary (Neil) Simmons of New Milford; a brother, Stephen Dripchak; 9 cherished grandchildren; and 4 great-grandsons; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Eva Belinsky and brothers, Peter and Paul Dripchak. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.
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