In Loving Memory of Hank Letsch

April 12, 1943
Bridgeport, CT
September 25, 2019
North Myrtle Beach, SC
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Sunday, 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

September 29, 2019


Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Funeral Service

1045 Old Academy Road,
CT 06824

Monday, September 30, 2019 10:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

September 30, 2019

Family Gathering


Henry C. Letsch, III (Hank)

Henry C. Letsch, III (Hank), age 76, of North Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Fairfield and Milford, beloved husband of Eleanor Oliveira Letsch, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Henry C. Letsch, Jr. and Mary Schneider Letsch, he had been a Fairfield resident for most of his life. A graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Hank worked for three years for the U.S. Postal Service in Westport then began his 34 year service as a Fairfield Fireman retiring as a Provisional Lieutenant. He was a member of Fidelity Lodge # 103 A.F. & A. M. and a proud member of the FDNY Bell Club. Hank enjoyed playing golf, skiing in Vermont, traveling to Sarasota Florida and going on many cruises. His greatest joy however was spending time with his family who will miss him dearly. Survivors in addition to Eleanor, his loving wife of 51 years, include two beloved children, Mark Letsch and his wife Maryjo of Stratford and Wendy Letsch Bauer and her husband Gary of Stratford; four cherished grandchildren, Dylan and Colin Bauer and Kaitlyn and Madison Letsch; three loving adopted grandchildren, Schuyler, Ryan and Camryn Tomey; two brothers, Bruce Letsch of Wilton and Glenn Letsch of Walnut Creek, CA and three nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, September 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield. Interment with military honors will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Friends may greet the family Sunday from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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9 Guestbook Entries for Henry C. Letsch, III (Hank)

  1. Hank was a very special man..He was one of the nicest kindest friends we could have. We were privilege to know him. We send our sympathy and love to his family.

  2. Dear Elie, Mark and Wendy,
    I was terrible saddened when I heard about Hank. When we were all much younger, we spent many wonderful times together. I only have the fondest memories of Hank as just being one of the “good” guys – always positive, always with a smile, always willing to lend a hand.
    You guys are in my thoughts and in my heart.

  3. To the Letsch Family,
    Special prayers for all of you. I remember that winning smile Hank always seemed to have upon his face. A true gentleman and someone who made each person he met seem special. May you celebrate his fine life with your many memories. May he be at peace.

  4. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of a great man who was always kind and always smiling. May your memories with him live forever in your hearts. Mark & Robin

  5. Always enjoyed talking to Hank when he was around. A great person to know and have as a friend. Our prayers to your entire family from our family.

  6. Bruce, Beth, Amy and Kevin :
    So sorry to hear of Hank’s passing! He was a great guy and one of the best gutter-cleaners around! His memory will serve as a blessing to all of you.
    With sympathy,

  7. We were so sorry to hear about Hank. We never saw him without his big smile and energetic personality. We were honored to know him. Please accept our sincere sympathies.