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“Fond memories of a kind & loving man. Rest peacefully George. You will be missed by many. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: GEB

“My name is Karen Christiansen. I knew for many years of Martha's brother and the connection of names. I am a Chicago, Danish Christiansen and always...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Christiansen Tobia

“Rita and Family, Maggie and I were shocked and saddened upon learning of Georges passing. We will always remember Georges constant smile and kind...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Ralph Bemis & Maggie Ewald

“My condolences to George's family. So sudden--so sad. I've known George since the 7th grade. He was a terrific person and sincere friend...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Plesnevich Kapur - MA

“Dear Family: We used to visit with Ciocia Kostyra and Ed and Martha when we were children. My father and mother, Stanislaus and Maria Akielaszek were...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Annie Ross

“Very sorry to hear of George's passing. He was very supportive of our family when my Father and Mother passed away in 2003 and brought his Mother to...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: John Akielaszek - Montpelier, VT

“I am very sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Frank DeAlto

“My sympathy to your family. My fond memories of George go back about 25 years ago, International Remodeling Contractors. He was a great asset to the...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Bonnie Nichols

“Remembering George for the great guy he was...always so interesting, fun and friendly. Always looked forward to seeing him at our Nutley HIgh...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Beckie Boston

“My sincere condolences to the entire family. George and I became fast friends through the Easton Exchange Club. He will be missed. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Art Paternostro - Monroe, CT

“I was so sorry to hear of George's passing. We ushered together at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church for many years. It was always nice to see...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Tess Fitelson

“Dear Rita, Kristina & Family,Patty and I extend our most sincere condolences to you. Over the past years we've had the privilege of getting to know...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Kenn and Patty Adach - Redding, CT


13 of 27 | Posted by: Kenn Adach - Redding, CT - friend

“I don't know your family. Martha Stewart, but felt like I did from watching so many of your shows. I am truly sorry for your loss and the ultimate...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Tish Dryden

“Such great memories of Yantacaw School, hanging out on the Enclosure, ice skating on the Mud Hole, and so much more! Thank you George for being a...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Glomb

“We have many wonderful memories of George, especially on our trip to Appalachia when we were all together in 2000. Our deepest sympathies and love to...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: George Longstreth

“We lived across the street from the Kostyra family. George & I were friends on Elm Place. My condolences to his family. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Janice Walcheske Yost

“I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband George. You and you family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 27 | Posted by: Pat Stanton

“A true friend, an all around nice guy, helpful, trustworthy. He will be missed. All the best to his family. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Sven-Eric Selander - Weston, CT

“Rita, I'm so sorry that your husband has passed away. Wishing you much strength during this difficult time. Peter G ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Peter Guild - Quincy, MA

“It is with great sadness that I write these words of condolences to the family and friends of George's. He will always be remembered as a kind,...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Ronnie Eiten Goldstein - Warren, NJ

“Rita and family-I'm sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a wonderful, thoughtful, endearing man. It was my pleasure to have worked with him...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“With fondest memories of a trusted friend, who insisted he cut my hair before I left for Parris Island; who because of him I was able to graduate...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Rita and Family,Paula & I were saddened and in shock of George's passing. We are honored to call him ourFriend and my Buddy! George, will truly be...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Dan & Paula Deering - Easton, CT

“Rita and family,I am so sorry for your loss. George was a good and kind friend to me and my family and I will never forget him and his smile.Ron...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“A man ready for any chor or adventure.No physical barriers to competently unload a car full of luggage and skies. A man eager to pay immediately for...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Francis Ward - Shelton, CT

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT


George Kostyra Christiansen, age 65, beloved husband of Margaret (Rita) Christiansen, of Fairfield, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 13, 2017. In addition to Rita, his devoted wife of 35 years, George's memory will be cherished by his son, Kirk Christiansen, his daughter, Kristina Christiansen, and son-in-law, Barrett Miningham. He is also survived by his sisters, Martha Stewart, Kathryn Evans, his brothers, Eric Scott, Frank Kostyra, and brother-in-law Kevin Christiansen, as well as his aunt, cousins, nieces, and nephews, all of whom he loved deeply. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Martha Kostyra, and sister, Laura Plimpton. Born and raised in Nutley, NJ, George graduated from Rutgers University, and was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. A longtime resident of Fairfield, he was the president of Pequot Remodeling Corporation. During his 40 year career as a building contractor, George cultivated numerous longtime clients through his genuine desire to care for each of them. In his spare time he enjoyed many passions including golfing, fishing, world traveling, and visiting the vacation homes in Tanager, Norway and Puerto Vallerta, Mexico, especially when in the company of his dear friends and family. He also was a talented gardener and baker, often sharing pies he would make from the blueberries and other fruits he grew. He will be lovingly remembered for his strong devotion to family and friends, as well as, his kindness and generosity to his community. The family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Penfield Pavilion 323 Fairfield Beach Road, in Fairfield. They will be receiving guests from 12-1 PM and will have private services for close friends and family immediately following. Memorial Contributions in George Christiansen's name may be directed to: WSHU Public Radio (Local NPR station) 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06825 (http://wshu.org/george ), The First Tee @ Fairchild Wheeler (http://www.thefirstteemetny.org/donate/), or Appalachia Trip 2017 (http://www.greenfieldhillchurch.com/appalachia-trip-2017/ ). For travel directions or to sign his online guest book, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com