Lowell Hendrix formerly of Gaylordsville, CT, passed away October 15, 2018 in Danbury, CT at the age of 87.
Lowell was born February 3, 1931, in Sherman Ct, son of Daisy and Clarence Hendrix. Following his birth, his family moved to Gaylordsville where he lived the rest of his life.
He is survived by his brother Lynn D Hendrix, and by his five children, Lee and his wife Mary, Cathleen Blasco, Wendy Waszczak and her husband Libor, Beth Tyler, and son Loren. He is also survived by his grandchildren, whom he loved very much, Emily Hendrix , Mathew Blasco his wife Amy, Lisa Zobel and her husband Travis, Allison Reiss and her husband Alex, Ryan Tyler ,Eric Tyler and his wife Kirstin, Adam Waszczak and his wife Kelly and Patrick Waszczak and his wife Jessica. He is also survived by his great grand children, Camden and Carter Zobel, and another great grandson who was born the day after Lowell died. He is predeceased by his wife Charlotte (Kaiser); his parents and sisters ,Evelyn Marsh , Gloria Malumphy, and Ellen Bickford.
Lowell lived most of his life in Gaylordsville. He was the last Charter member of the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department. He was only 16 at the time, but spent so much time in building and organizing the department, the members suspended the bylaws and voted him in as an active member. He was a Past Chief for a total of five years among serving in other offices. He retired in the mid-1990’s
He served in the US Army in the Korean Conflict and was a proud member of the New Milford VFW, American Legion Post and Korea War Veterans.
He was instrumental in organizing and constructing the Korea War Veterans Memorial in the New Milford Town Hall
Upon returning from a Korea, he moved to Gaylordsville where he and his father built a house.
He lived there until 1993, when he built another house in Gaylordsville. He then moved to Danbury. He was an active member of the Gaylordsville United Methodist Church and as a young child the Wemenesa Grange. He also severed on the New Milford Zoning Board.
As a young man he was employed by a fire truck shop on Long Island. Upon moving to Gaylordsville he worked for New a Milford Motors, the first Volkswagen dealership in the United States. He also worked as a mechanic for CL&P. He then opened a gas station and repair shop in Park Lane in New Milford.
He then worked for many years at Bird Volkswagen in Danbury, and his last employment was with World Wide Volkswagen.
He enjoyed camping with his family, having made many trips, the biggest one to Yellowstone. Trips to Vermont were many, but his greatest love was his wife Charlotte and his Fire Department. The family would like to thank the staff at Glen Hill Nursing Home for taking such good care of him and to the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department for all their assistance with his funeral.
A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1 PM at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT. Interment will follow in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville, CT
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home on Saturday, October 27 from 11 AM until the time of the service.
Donations in his memory may be sent to the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department, 700 Kent Rd, Gaylordsville Ct 06755 or to the Glen Hill Center,1 Glen Hill Rd Danbury Ct 0810 , attn : Kathy Datillo