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.