About Town: 10 famous people

It’s the season of Top 10s. Who would you say are the 10 most famous people to have lived in Ridgefield? The answer to a question like that is very subjective, difficult to determine and always subject to debate and disagreement. However, here are 10 notable Ridgefielders — all now dead — who were widely known during their lifetimes and, … read more

Robert Vaughn, actor and scholar, dies after battle with leukemia

Actor, writer and director of film, stage and television, Robert F. Vaughn, of Ridgefield, died on Nov. 11. following a brief battle with acute leukemia. He was 83. “Mr. Vaughn passed away with his family around him,” his manager Matthew Sullivan said in a statement. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda; his children, Cassidy and Caitlin, … read more

Wayne Collins, Xerox manager

L. Wayne Collins, age 77, of Ridgefield, Connecticut passed away on October 16, 2016 in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born on November 16, 1938 in Scottsville, New York to Freeman and Doris Murphy Collins.  Wayne grew up in LeRoy, New York and graduated from LeRoy High School in 1956. He … read more

Patricia I. Kapp, artist

Patricia I. Kapp of Ridgefield died Aug. 18 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 63. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Herbert and Maxine Ilgren of Wynnewood, Pa. She graduated from Lower Merion High School, attended Alfred University and travelled Europe for two years to pursue her interest in art. After returning … read more

Elsie G. Waronecki, 86

Elsie G. Waronecki, 86, of Ridgefield, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016.    Mrs. Waronecki was born on July 16, 1929 in Stamford, CT; a daughter of the late A. Russell and Elsie (Borgman) Prior Crofoot. She attended Stamford schools and worked in the accounting department for Union Trust Bank.    A longtime resident of Ridgefield, Mrs. Waronecki  grew … read more

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