Stephen A. Pogonelski
Stephen A. Pogonelski
  • August 26, 1943 - March 10, 2017
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Stephen A. Pogonelski of Old Saybrook died on March 10, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven on August 26,1943 to the late Stephen and May (Orzechowski) Pogonelski. He was the loving husband of Carlene Johnson Pogonelski. He leaves two sons Todd Pogonelski and his wife Christine of Middletown and Chad Pogonelski and his fiancé Emily Randall of Portland. Also, his special blessing, grandson Tristan. He also leaves his sister Barbara Gladish and husband Andrew of Avon, Ohio and many beloved nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Pogonelski.

After graduating from Hamden High School in 1961 he served 3 years in the US Army. He retired from the Eastman Kodak Company after 28 years. Steve loved spending time outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fly fisherman, and golfer. His favorite hobby was photography. What brought him the most joy was spending time with his "little buddy" Tristan!

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Calling hours will take place at Swan Funeral Home 1224 Boston Post Rd. Old Saybrook CT 06475 on Thursday March 23, 2017 from 4:00-7:00pm. To send online condolences to the family, please visit