Obituary: James C. “Pops” Zdru, 70, of Stratford

James C. “Pops” Zdru, 70, of Stratford, a retired dental tech for Bonvini Lab in Bridgeport, died Nov. 11, in Bridgeport Hospital.

Born in Edessa, Greece to the late Christo and Anna (Popescu) Zdru he immigrated to the Bridgeport in 1963, a short time later married Diana Altieri and resided in Stratford since.

Survived by his children, James Zdru and his wife, Jenn of Stratford, Jonathan Zdru and his wife, Darcie of Stratford, Jeremy Zdru and his wife, Jamie of Shelton, Jared Zdru of Stratford, Shawna Stirk and her husband, Keith of Milford and Wendi Zdru of Stratford, eight grandchildren, a brother, George Zdru of New Haven, two nephews, a niece.

Also predeceased by a sister, Gina and a brother, Nick.

Visiting hours: Friday, Nov. 13, 4-7, Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford. Services: Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m., St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Road, Easton. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Trisagion services Friday at 5.