Stanley John Rak Sr.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Thomas and Michalina Babilis Rak. A resident of Fairfield for 46 years, he had been a tool and die maker at the Bassick Co. in Bridgeport and worked at the Casco Co. until his retirement. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the National Defense Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars. He was a Red Cross blood donor, having donated more than six gallons of blood.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his sons, Stanley Rak, Jr. and wife Eileen of Milford, and David Rak and wife Diane of Shelton; his daughter Susan Rak and husband Kerry O'Conner of West Springfield, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Keith and Timothy Plummer, Julie, Samantha and Katelin Rak, and Brian, Krissy and Michael Rak; a great-grandchild, Bradley Rosa Jr.; a brother, Thomas Rak and wife Beverly; a brother-in-law Edward Kusinski and wife Barbara; a sister-in-law Barbara Gorlo; nephews, Thomas Rak Jr., Gregory Gorlo, Ben Kusinski and Edward Kusinski Jr.; a niece, Lenore Burzynski; and cousin, John Rak and wife Linda.
Calling hours will be 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, and a Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, in St. Michael, the Archangel Church, 310 Pulaski St., Bridgeport. Burial with military honors will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Derby. To order flowers online, travel directions, or to sign a guest register, visit www.leskopolkefuneralhome.com.