December 24, 1924 - May 4, 2013 Resided in Windsor, CT
Henry Vigdor, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of Beverly (Stockser) Vigdor, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born in NY, NY, son of the late Joseph and Sadie (Karasik) Vigdor, he had lived in Windsor for 59 years. Henry served in the US Army during W.W. II as a combat engineer in the 104th Infantry Division, Timberwolves, after which he went to NYU on the GI bill, did his internship at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC, and earned a BS in dietetics. Later on he received his Masters Degree in Administrative Sciences from the Hartford Graduate School. His first position was as head dietician at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, NY—the first male GI to go into the profession. He then started his career as Director of Dietetics at Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford where he retired as Assistant Executive Director in 1982. He was a member of Congregation Beth Ahm, Washington Lodge # 70, AF & AM, and the Jewish War Veterans. In his youth Henry loved playing baseball and was the best pitcher in Central Park; later he took up golf, a passion he shared with his wife, son and grandchildren and enjoyed watching the UCONN Women's basketball team. After family, Mt. Sinai, and his WW II experience, Henry was renowned for his gourmet cooking and building skills, and his passions can be summed up as cooking, eating and driving. Besides his wife and best friend of 64 years, Beverly, he leaves three daughters: Linda Vigdor of New York City; Andrea Shemesh and her husband Kobi of Longmeadow, MA; and Alison Caron-Luka and her husband Thomas Luka of North Granby; a son Greg Vigdor and his wife Jan of Scottsdale, AZ; four grandsons—Amos, Yonatan, and Daniel Shemesh and Joseph Caron; and his sister Vicki Vigdor-Light of New York City. His brothers Martin and Arthur and a sister Sophie predeceased him. The funeral service will be 1 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013, in the chapel of Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave, Windsor. Burial will follow in the Beth Ahm section of Tikvoh Chadoshoh Cemetery, Windsor. Shiva will be observed Monday through Tuesday (services at 7:30 PM) at his late home, 321 Kings Landing, Windsor and Wednesday and Thursday (services at 7:00 PM) at the home of Andrea and Kobi Shemesh, 24 Knollwood Circle, Longmeadow, MA. Contributions may be made to the Wound Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital, c/o Dr. Chandra Narayanan, 500 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112. For online condolences and directions please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.