George Lester Schofield, Jr., 89, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2012 at Evergreen Health Care Center with his beloved wife of 68 years, Rose (Sedlak) Schofield, at his side.
He was the first son of George and Olga (Pobuda) Schofield, born in the town of Stafford Springs, CT. He thoroughly enjoyed his childhood years in Stafford with the Boy Scouts, camping, and outdoor activities.
He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 – 1946, where he became a 1st LT Aerial Navigator flying B-24s in the Pacific.
He graduated from the UConn School of Agriculture with a major in dairy farming. With this love for farming, he ran the Schofield Family Farm since 1950.
Over the years he held positions in the trucking and transportation industry.
He was a member of the Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion of Stafford and the Willington Senior Center.
He leaves his precious high school sweetheart, Rose, whom he married in 1944. He enjoyed raising their four children, Patricia and Scott who predeceased him, and Sheila and Roger and his wife Carol, all of Willington, CT.
He leaves his grandchildren, Francis Malinosky and his wife Robin of Beaverton, OR and Valerie Dodge and her husband Adam of Vancouver, WA. He leaves two great-grandchildren, Christopher Malinosky-Rummell and Andrew Dodge.
Other loved family members are his sister Carol Bronson of Tolland, CT and sisters-in-law Doris Schofield of Monson, MA, Elizabeth Schofield of South Hadley, MA, Evelyn Schofield of Calloway, NE, Catherine Sedlak of Willimantic, CT, and Joyce Sedlak of Union, CT. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and cherished friends.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 4-5:30 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 5:30 p.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, CT. Burial will be held privately in Union Center Cemetery, Union, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Willington Fire Department No. 1, P.O. Box 161, Willington, CT 06279, the Union Elementary School, 18 Kinney Hollow Road, Union, CT 06076, or to Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion, 10 Monson Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. For online condolences or directions, please visit: www.introvignefuneralhome.com
Posted May 16, 2012
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