Stephen A. Ketchum, 48, husband of his loving wife, Tanya (Corrigan) died on March 15, 2016.
Predeceased by his father, Dennis L. Ketchum, he is also survived by his mother, M.Z. (Ziggie) Ketchum, sister Corey LaRocque and husband Alan, Brother Randy Ketchum and wife Erika and nephews Grant and Warren Ketchum.
A lifelong resident of Bridgewater, Steve served the town for many years as a volunteer Firefighter and ambulance driver.
He was a police officer in Newtown for 25 years and was a 9/11 responder at the World Trade Center. Steve was a nature lover, animal lover, avid hiker and lover of vintage cars.
He fought his disease with courage, determination and optimism. His family will be forever grateful to Dr. Michael Cohenuram and the staff of Praxair Cancer Center.
Calling hours will be Sunday, March 20th at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. There will be a private funeral at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Danbury Animal Welfare Society, 147 Grassy Plain St. Bethel, CT 06801.