Andrew F Faitak

October 29, 1946March 5, 2013

Andrew F. Faitak, 66, of New Fairfield, CT and North Myrtle Beach, SC passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Leslie Schultz Faitak.

Born in Newburgh, NY, he was a son of the late Andrew and Josephine Zamenick Faitak. He was a 1964 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. Andy then served with the US Air Force. An Operational Vice President with PSK Foodtown, he retired in 2008. Andy was a former District Sales Manager in the Tri-State area for Grand Union for over 40 years. He had been a New Fairfield resident for over 25 years. Andy was an avid boater and Yankees fan. He enjoyed softball, bowling and golf.

Known to his loving grandchildren as “Pa”, Andy will be deeply missed by them and his beloved children as well as many other family members and friends. Besides his wife, survivors include his sons: Joe of New Milford, CT and Ken and his wife, Tracy, of New Windsor, NY. His daughters: Debi Coniglio-Kilcourse of New Fairfield and Sue Lyden and her husband, Sean, of New Fairfield. His grandchildren: Ceara and Autumn Faitak, Anthony Faitak, Jessie, Tessa and Jay Kilcourse, Rebecca, Emma and Jack Lyden. His sister: Joanne Faitak of Newburgh, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1pm at St. Edward Church, New Fairfield. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The MS Treatment Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, CT 06418. To sign the on-line guest book or for further information, please go to


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 9, 2013

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Kerri Fodor

March 12, 2013

Dearest Ken, Tracy & The Faitak Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all during this time. Take strength in cherished memories of Andy. Our prayers are with you.
Kerri Fodor & Joe Fierro

Lynn Mareth

March 11, 2013

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Andy. He was a very special person and will be missed by many.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

~Lynn & Mike

Brian Leo

March 10, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andy was always so good to me growing up. He will be missed by all.
Brian, Keena, Christian, Aniya & Mia Leo

Jennifer Jaisingh

March 9, 2013

To the entire Faitak family,
My thoughts & prayers are with you all On this sad day...

March 9, 2013

please except my deepest sympathy on the passing of andy. I am sorry that we never got to meet but i am his cousin from california and after moving here when i got married andy and i lost touch . we were close at one time and over the years have thought of him often. you are in my thoughts and prayers. susan lowry mulvehill (victorville, california)

Ralph & Marie Baldassarri

March 9, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.


March 9, 2013


Jan & Tom Cavanaugh

March 9, 2013

Dear Leslie, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on the passing of Andy. He was a special person and we were blessed to come to know him through the golf league. With love, Jan and Tom Cavanaugh

Jeana Fanelli

March 9, 2013

Dear Leslie and Family,
A wonderful friend to my family and many others. Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you all. Love, The Fanelli Family

Dan Katz

March 9, 2013

Dear Leslie and the Faitak Family,
I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of Andy. He was truly a unique person in so many ways and I feel special to have had the honor of both knowing him and having him as a major part of our company.
I can remember when I first heard about him from some of the Grand Union associates in the Connecticut stores and how it took over 6 months to get him to the point that he would accept the position we offered him at Foodtown. It wasn't that he didn't want to join our company. It turned out that he was reluctant to leave his associates behind. They weren't Grand Union's associates; they were his associates. Associates that he coached and brought up through the ranks over the many years that he was there both in Connecticut and Westchester. And it wasn't until the very end of Grand Union, when they were totally out of options as a company and going out of business that he finally said that he would accept the job at Foodtown. He was a captain and his ship was the Connecticut stores and he stayed until the very end, not for Grand Union at that point, but for the people that he cared about.
As I learned more about Andy and then witnessed how he conducted himself at Foodtown, I began to understand what set him apart from everyone else. He was a first class professional at all times and would go to amazing lengths to fight for the people in the company that, in his words, “make it happen”. As Foodtown did better once he joined, he would never take credit for any of the great things that were happening all around the company, no matter what. He would always talk in terms of the “Team”. I can remember having the privilege of listening to his stories and his thoughts on his philosophy of doing business and how selfless he always was. Back at Grand Union, he was responsible for many promotions of people who started in the stores and wound up being advanced to both the corporate offices including, in some cases, to positions that were senior to even his own. He never felt threatened by that notion. To him, it was about helping people do better. If someone was struggling in their job functions or even in their personal lives, he would council them and never give up on them even after many other people might have.
We all learned a lot from Andy and he was greatly loved by everyone in the company.
The supermarket business is a tough, competitive, low margin business and even in the face of tremendous pressure and constant challenges, he always wore a smile on his face and could keep everyone else smiling as well. He was the type of person that lit up the room when he walked in. His incredible spirit was unbreakable and he put everything into what he did every day. And he left an indelible mark on myself, Noah, Sydney and the rest of the company that we will never forget.
Although I am very saddened by his loss, somehow, I don't think he would want me to be. If he saw that someone in the company was upset or a little down, he would always just smile and tell a joke or one of his great stories and lift their and everyone's spirits at the same time.


Daniel Katz