John C. Orzechowski, 86, of Monroe, Conn. and Lakeland, Fla., husband of Joan Davey Orzechowski for 57 years, died Jan. 7. His daughter, Evelyn Lesko and her husband, Bill; and brother, Fred Orrell, live in Stratford.
Son of the late Joseph Orzechowski and Catherine Nicpon Orzechowski, he was born Dec. 23, 1926 in Bridgeport.
Besides his wife and Stratford daughter and brother, survivors include his son, Jim Orzechowski and his wife, Karen of Newtown, John Orzechowski and his wife, Joyce of Stuart, Fla. and Robert Orzechowski and his wife, Michele of Monroe; three grandchildren, Jessica and John Orzechowski and William Lesko; sisters, Ceil Decker of Northford, Helen Blum of Savannah, Ga., Mary Cortese of Thorndale, Pa., Josephine Brigantic of Milford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Francis and Stanley Orzechowski and sisters, Sophie Pow and his twin, Victoria Orzechowski.
Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bunnell High School, One Bulldog Blvd, Stratford, CT 06614, Attn: Vicki Priddle, cks made payable to BHS Scolarship Fund; Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468, Attn: Athletic Department, cks made payable to Monroe Board of Education; or the Chase Kowalski Scholarship Fund c/o Peoples Bank, 470 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468.
Online condolences: spadaccinofuneralhome.com.