WESTON, Conn. – Terrence M. Lallak, 73, of Weston, died Sunday, June 14.
He was an architect and QA/QC mentor at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in New York City. He loved New York City, Wisconsin Badger football, the New York Yankees, oil painting, cupcakes and his church community at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield.
Born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to the late Frank and Irene Becker Lallak, he grew up in his parents’ small drugstore in the shadow of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. He graduated from Ft. Wayne Central Catholic High School and Purdue University. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and served both organizations as an officer and committee chair of the Chicago and New York City chapters.
As an active parishioner at St. Paul’s, he served as a liturgical assistant and lay Eucharistic minister. He loved the liturgy, the music and helping children and families. He was a member of the Welcoming and Hospitality Ministry and the Men’s Group, and he enjoyed preparing and serving meals at San Lucas y San Pablo Episcopal Church in Bridgeport and getting to know those who gathered there. He also conceived and implemented an array of projects for beautifying and improving the use of space at St. Paul’s.
He is survived by his wife, Susan E. Tom; his children, Mark C. Lallak Sr. (Laurie) of South Natick, Mass.; and Jennifer Lallak Meyer (Stewart) of Cary, Ill.; two grandchildren; and a brother-in-law of Tulsa, Okla.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother.
Friends are invited to greet his family Friday, June 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. directly at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road in Fairfield, with the Rev. Judith L. Rhodes officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church for use in their ministries.
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