Rudolph Waldemar Kalwat

Rudolph Waldemar Kalwat

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Aug 2006 (aged 88)
Connecticut, USA
Burial New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
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Memorial ID 80812108 · View Source
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Rudolph "Rudy" W. Kalwat, 88, of New Britain, entered into eternal rest on Saturday (August 19, 2006) after a brief illness. Rudy was devoted to his wife of 37 years, Shirley (Thompson) Kalwat, who predeceased him in 1982. He was born and lived most of his life in New Britain. He was a graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1936, and received and Associates Degree from the University of Hartford. Rudy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Portsmouth. He was employed for 45 years as an electrician at the Stanley Works, where he was also an avid bowler well beyond his retirement in 1980.

Church and family came first to Rudy. He was a beloved member and tireless worker at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church where he headed the Board of Trustees for many years. Surviving is a son, Donald Kalwat and his wife Mary Ann of Bristol; a daughter, Janet Kalwat of New Canaan; and a brother, Maynard Kalwat of New Britain. Rudy cherished his four grandchildren, Douglas Kalwat and wife Jamie who will soon have Rudy's great grandchild; and Ivy, Gregory, and Gwendolyn Schultz. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday 10 AM at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 87 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday evening 5 to 8 PM at Carlson Funeral Home, 45 Franklin Square, New Britain. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.


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  • Maintained by: Liz Struble
  • Originally Created by: C Greer
  • Added: 21 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80812108
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rudolph Waldemar Kalwat (22 Dec 1917–19 Aug 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80812108, citing Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Liz Struble (contributor 46790578) .