NORWALK, Conn. - John W. Froleiks of Norwalk died Friday, Oct. 11. He was 94.
Froleiks was born Jan. 18, 1919, in Kempen, Germany, son of William and Mary Froleiks and has lived in Norwalk for all of his life. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School, class of 1938. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, served during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart for valor in combat. He worked for many years for A & D Vending in service and sales. After his retirement he worked as a security guard at Pitney-Bowes in Stamford and also volunteered at the Norwalk Hospital for 12 years. He played trumpet for the Hugh Golden Band and also with Nick Cutrone’s band. He was a longtime member of St. Jerome Church in Norwalk.
Froleiks is survived by his daughter, Nina Wikman (Mark); and two grandchildren, all of Monroe. He was predeceased by his parents; and wife, Madeleine Monette Froleiks.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 23 at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk. Burial will be private.
Donations in Froleiks’s name may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.
For more information, please visit: www.magnerfuneralhome.com