William "Bill" Slupatchuk Sr., 80, husband of Olga (Phil-opovich) Slupatchuk, died July 16, 2009, at New Milford Hospital.

Mr. Slupatchuk was born Nov. 22, 1929, in New York, N.Y., son of the late James and Frances (Shimsky) Slupatchuk.

He attended New York schools and received a bachelor's and master's degree from City College of New York.

Mr. Slupatchuk was a food technologist with the Fleishman, Nestle and American Home Food companies, as well as a holder of several patents. He was a recipient of many industry-related recognitions and awards.

A New Milford resident for the past 31 years, coming from Stamford, he formerly resided in Flushing, N.Y.

Mr. Slupatchuk was a Korean War veteran, having served with U.S. Marine Corps.

He was also an area Realtor with the New Milford Board of Realtors.

Mr. Slupatchuk was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Danbury and had served as a reader and cantor. A member of the St. George Men's Club, he was also a founding member of the Nutmeg Institute of Food Technologists.

In addition to his wife Olga, Mr. Slupatchuk is survived by a son, James, and his wife, Gail, of New Milford; a daughter-in-law, Holly Slupatchuk, of New Milford; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, William Slupatchuk Jr.

The Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to St. George Church, 125 Kohanza St., Danbury, CT 06811.