Russell Bigler

Russell Bigler died in New Haven, September 20, 2017. He was born in Brooklyn, NY,  July 27, 1933, resided in West Haven with his current wife, Kathleen Bigler of 11 years. Married to Barbara Bigler for 35 years who predeceased him in December 1998.  With Barbara Bigler, he had 2 children; Gary Bigler of Cheshire and Alison Bigler Karosas of Stowe, VT.  Six loving grandchildren Max Bigler, Aleksandra Karosas,  Carly Bigler, Tasija Karosas, Natalie Bigler and Maya Karosas and two brothers Robert Bigler of Northford and Theodore Bigler of Brooklyn, NY. He worked at a furniture factory in Orange, CT for 25 years and the New Haven Register for 30 years. After retiring from the New Haven Register 5 years ago, he and his wife Kathy spent quiet time in West Haven walking along the pier, visiting Mohegan Sun, and watching the Giants and the Yankees.

Graveside funeral service at Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, Friday morning at 11.

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  1. Jeanette Hill said,

    09.22.17 at 3:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May lasting memories put a smile on your faces.

  2. Art & Bernadette Gilbert said,

    09.25.17 at 12:50 am

    Dear Gary & Alison: We are very sorry to hear about your dad passing away. We will always remember Russ as a great neighbor and friend (and your mom, too.) We also had the opportunity to meet Kathy a number of years ago. Our deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss. Sincerely, Art & Bernadette Gilbert (neighbors from Daniel Road.)

  3. Kathleen Chmura said,

    09.25.17 at 5:27 pm

    Gary and Alison,
    As a dear friend of your mom Barbara, I interacted and enjoyed the company of Russ. He was a kind and funny man who was wonderful to his Babs.
    Last I talked to him was in my office at Yale. We laughed about his earring and he shared he was dating. Good for him is what I said. I am glad he had years of a second love. Wishing you and your children memories to outweigh your sadness.
    Kathy Chmura