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Martin J. Litschauer, Jr.

November 13, 1919 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 100)

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Waterbury- Martin Joseph Litschauer, age 100, passed away at his home on Sunday April 19, 2020.  He was predeceased by his wife of 32 years Catherine (Stokes) Litschauer.


He was born November 13, 1919, and has resided in the city of Waterbury his entire life.    He was a graduate of B.W. Tinker Grammar School in 1935.  He spent 37 months overseas in the U.S. Army Co. B, 125th Quartermaster Regt. during World War II.  For 30 years, he worked at Sunbeam Bread Raymond Baking Company on East Main Street.  Martin’s hobbies included golfing, gardening, OTB, scratch tickets, being an active member of Waterbury’s First Lutheran Church, and spending time with his family. From 1999-2010, he worked for GWIM’s (Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries) soup kitchen located at St. John’s Church until the age of 90.


Martin leaves behind his daughter and caregiver Lydia LeBlanc and husband Lawrence LeBlanc (predeceased); his two granddaughters, Stephanie Fusco and husband Thomas Fusco (predeceased) and Alison Tirado and husband George Tirado Jr; and his two great-grandchildren Anthony and Gabriella Tirado.   A special acknowledgement for his loved ones Barbara Ann, Darrell, and D.J. Dublin, and also, his extended family at GWIM, his good friend Arkadiy, his aide Natasha, and his very special pup Olive.


This man spent the majority of his life caring for others….he is an extraordinary example of what a true American and Waterburian is, and yet he is the one who felt truly blessed. 


Services will be held at a later date.   Donations in honor of Martin Litschauer can be made to the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, 770 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.  The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Celebration of life will be at the convenience of the family.


Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries
770 East Main Street, Waterbury CT 06705

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