portrait picture for Einar W. "Wes" Tangard

Wake:Monday, November 5, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home.Wake:Tuesday, November 6, from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM in the Lady Chapel in St. Paul’s Church.Service:Tuesday, November 6, at 10:00 AM in St. Paul’s Church on the Green, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.Interment:Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.Contributions:In lieu of flowers donations in Wes’s name may be made to St. Paul’s Church.

Einar W. "Wes" Tangard


May 29, 1924 ~ November 1, 2012

Einar W. “Wes” Tangard, 88, husband of the late Elsa Logiurato Tangard (2007), a resident of Norwalk for 60 years, died peacefully on November 1. Born in Winthrop, MA, he was son of the late Einar and Gladys Tangard. He is survived by his brother Dick Tangard of Lynnfield, MA, and three sons Richard Tangard and his wife Sophie of Richmond, VA, Mark Tangard of San Francisco, CA, and Christian Tangard and his wife Julie of Norwalk, CT. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Christopher, Jonathan, and Rachel Tangard.

Wes graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was employed for 34 years at Pitney Bowes before his retirement. He was a skilled and prolific photographer, and leaves behind an extensive and lovingly organized collection of family photographs and home movies.

Wes was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Division (Timberwolves); He was awarded the Bronze Star and other military honors.

Wes was a parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Green for 50 years. He held memberships in American Legion Post 12, VFW Post 603, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of CT.

A wake will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, November 5, at Collins Funeral Home, 92.  East Avenue, Norwalk. Friends may call in the Lady Chapel at St. Paul’s Church at 9:30am Tuesday, November 6, followed by funeral service at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Wes’s name to St. Paul’s Church, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

  1. I will turn home at last once more
    Knowing that a true soldier’s rest
    Once earned is sweet
    His peace complete
    Who gave until the last his best

    November 9, 2012
    National Timberwolf Association 104th Infantry Division -
  • Sleep well Fellow Timberwolf. you have earned this rest.

    John Rheney
    Co. “G” 413th Infantry Regiment
    104th (Timberwof) Division

    November 9, 2012
    John Rheney -
  • My deepest sympathy to the family of Wes, a fellow member of Company G. 413th Infantry Div. I remember him well from some 68 years ago and also at some of our Reunions after the War.

    December 5, 2012
    Joe DeVaux -
  • My father, John Seifert, was a member of unit 414L. We are sorry for your loss.

    December 7, 2012
    Bob Seifert -
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