Kevin M. Tanski, age 53; and Brenda L. (Rhoades) Tanski, age 51

Kevin M. Tanski, age 53, and his wife, Brenda L. (Rhoades) Tanski, age 51, of Milford, died at Bridgeport Hospital due to injuries sustained Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Kevin died on Feb. 12 and Brenda died on Feb. 16.

They were the loving and devoted parents of Jeremy Puckett of Milford, Kevin M. Tanski Jr. of New Haven, Jenny Tanski of Milford and Courtney Tanski of Milford; and grandparents of Shawn McAuliffe.

They also are survived by Brenda’s mother, Luella Jameson of Toccoa, Ga.; Brenda’s two sisters and their husbands, Sandra and Barry Maher of Toccoa, Ga. and Bonnie and Ronald Heckert of West Haven; Kevin’s sister and her husband, Carol and Jack Bruno of Stratford; Brenda’s two brothers and their wives, Harold and Kay Rhoades of West Haven and Douglas and Sharon Rhoades of Trail, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.

Kevin was predeceased by his brother, Jack Kuchta.

Brenda was born in Ayer, Mass. to Luella Middleton Rhoades Jameson and the late Harold Rhoades.

Kevin was born in Bridgeport to the late Walter and Anna Bednar Tanski. He was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport.

Kevin and Brenda were both employed at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven. He was a biomedical engineer and Brenda was the program coordinator for the “My Health E Vet” program where she coordinated benefits for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tanski Children’s Trust, 162 Lee St., West Haven, CT 06516.

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—by the staff