Thomas William Vormbrock

September 7, 1926 ~ June 25, 2014 (age 87)

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T. William “Bill” Vormbrock
September 7, 1926 – June 25, 2014

Griswold – T. William “Bill” Vormbrock of Dee Bee Lane answered the call of the “Eternal Muster” on June 25, 2014.  
He was born September 7, 1926 in Louisville, KY to the late Frances (Swift) and Chester Vormbrock.
Mr. Vormbrock was a retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer who served on many ships and duty stations during his Navy service but was most proud of his service during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Crescent City (APA-21) a Navy Amphibious Personnel Attack Transport, during which time he participated in the invasions of Guam, Pelileu, Leyte, and Okinawa.  Mr. Vormbrock was also qualified in Submarines and was one of the Commissioning Crew of the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 596). Among the many veterans associations Mr. Vormbrock was a member of, he was most interested in the U.S.S. Crescent City (APA-21) Association and Reunion Group which he helped organize and was president for many years.
Mr. Vormbrock also retired from the Connecticut Department of Correction where he was the Food Service Director in Niantic for 10 years.  He was very instrumental in introducing the Cook Chill System to the Department of Correction which now serves all of the Department of Correction Facilities. During this time Mr. Vormbrock was active in the American Correctional Food Service Association serving for several years as the Region I Director.  
Mr. Vormbrock was very proud of his family, his country and the fact he was one of “The Greatest Generation”.
Mr. Vormbrock was predeceased by two daughters Mary Lee Evans and Margaret Ann Scott, his wife of 58 years Catherine (Scully) Vormbrock, his sister Jean and a brother Richard.  
He is survived by his daughters Janet Wrobel and her husband Bill, Janice Schultz and her husband Carl, Judy Desrosier and her husband Ernie, a son in law Robert Scott and his wife Bonnie, his eight grandchildren Michele LaSaracina, William Wrobel, Daniel Wrobel, Kristi Desrosier, Karen Bennett, James Scott, Tommy Scott, and Matthew Scott, and several great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5:00-7:00PM at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  His internment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  For online condolences please go to

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July 1, 2014

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home
490 Voluntown Road
Jewett City, CT 06351

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