Peter "Porgy" Parzuchowski

October 11, 1937 ~ May 9, 2018 (age 80)
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Peter "Porgy" Parzuchowski passed away peacefully on May 9, 2018 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT after a long heart illness. Peter was born on October 11, 1937 in Danbury, CT to the late Mary (Dohan) and Walter Parzuchowski.  

 Peter owned and operated Pete Porgy Tree Service;  was previously employed by the City of Danbury Highway Dept. Earlier, Peter enjoyed harvesting walnut logs as a veneer buyer  to be exported to Europe and Japan from the shipping docks in Manhattan. Pete enjoyed recanting stories of his famous clients including Max and Victoria Dreyfus, furniture designer- craftsman, George Nakashima. His many hobbies included painting in the 'Jackson Pollock' style, wood carving, hunting and fishing the woods and streams of CT. He loved the Triple Crown horse racing, enjoying the NY Belmont races with his son and daughter. A proud lifelong Danbury resident, Peter loved to share his memories of people, places and events.

 Peter is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Ellie (Douglas) Parzuchowski. Three daughters; Linda Tarjanyi, Leslie Parzuchowski, and Nicole Tisdale (Stephen). Son Nelson Parzuchowski (Danielle). Brother Paul Parzuchowski, 8 grandchildren; Miranda, Mariah, Marissa, Dwayne, Savannah, Liam, Allie and Samuel.  4 great grandchildren; Gabby, Adriel, Kamryn and Jayden and many nieces and nephews. His cousins; June Pelletier, Eleanor Elias, Roseanne Albert, Mike Zelensky and Donald Parzuchowski.  His lifelong friends Ron Smith and Thomas West, Joseph Traynor and Leo Kundrat.

Peter is predeceased by his first wife Beverly (Wayman) Parzuchowski,  his siblings; Patricia Marquis, Walter Parzuchowski and Henry Parzuchowski, and cousin Ronald Parzuchowski as well as lifelong friends, Howard Ferris and Seymour "Tex" Keeler.

Flowers may be sent to the family home in Danbury. Peter is to be cremated. No services are to be held at this time.

Donations may be made in Peter’s honor to the American Foundation for the Blind online at or by mail to “Resource Development, American Foundation for the Blind, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121”. To light a candle or leave a condolence in his memory, please continue to the tribute wall tab

Donations may be made to:

American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza Suite 1102, New York NY 10121

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