Albert A. Steinis – 1929-2009 – Classic car enthusiast

Albert A. Steinis – 1929-2009 – Classic car enthusiast
OAKVILLE — Albert Adam Steinis, age 79, of Riverside Street, Oakville, died Sunday, March 29, 2009, at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Josephine (Varrone) Steinis.Mr. Steinis was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Waterbury, the son of the late Albert and Claire (Podsiadlik) Steinis. Raised in Oxford, he attended Oxford Grammar School and was a graduate of Seymour High School. He served in the Ansonia National Guard and the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and he was employed by Tech Systems in Thomaston where he worked as a machinist for many years before his retirement.

As a resident of Oakville for 52 years, he served as Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1 in Waterbury, was a member of the American Legion Post 0022 in Thomaston and was a parishioner of Saint Mary Magdalen Church. He was a classic car enthusiast and spent endless hours repairing and restoring many cars.

Besides his beloved wife Josephine of 56 1/2 years, he is survived by his son, Albert Anthony Steinis and his wife, Karen, of Waterbury; two daughters, Joanne Sforza and her husband, Victor, of Oakville and Darlene Steinis, also of Oakville; one brother, Robert J. Steinis and his wife, Janice, of Bethany; one sister, Florence Doiron and her husband, Edwin, of Beacon Falls; his two cherished grandsons, Daniel and Christopher Sforza of Oakville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Steinis will be held on Wednesday, April 1, at 10 a.m. from the O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St., Oakville, to Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 145 Buckingham St., Oakville, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 45 Ash St., East Hartford 06108. For more information or to send an online condolence, kindly visit http://www.oneillfuneralhome.com.