Obituary: A. James Loman

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NAUGATUCK — Mr. A. James Loman, 88, of Hilltop Road, Naugatuck, passed away on Monday, July 18, at Glendale Health Center. He was the widower of Jane (Solberg) Loman.

Mr. Loman was born in Union City on May 8, 1923, a son of the late Anthony and Stella (Piotrowski) Loman. He was a lifelong Naugatuck resident and retiree of the Chemical Division of Uniroyal, Inc. where he worked for 51 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and a member of the Catholic War Veterans. He also worked as sexton for 63 years at St. Hedwig Church, where he was also a communicant. In 1991, he received the Red Cross Volunteer of the Year Award; organizing blood drives at Uniroyal and participating in many. He enjoyed gardening and tending to his 81 rose bushes earning him a feature in the Naugatuck News.

He leaves his son, James Loman and his wife Cynthia of Mount Pleasant, Calif.; his daughter, Lisa Loman Medeiros and her husband Michael of Danbury; his brother, Fred Loman of Naugatuck; his three grandchildren, Anthony, Nathaniel, and Zachary Loman; several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to St. Hedwig Church, 32 Golden Hill St., Naugatuck, for a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 64 Holmes Ave., Waterbury, CT 06710.

To send an on-line condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.