Funeral held for Bridgeport man recognized by Connecticut Autism Society for services

Funeral services were held Friday for a Bridgeport icon who devoted his life to caring for people with autism.

News 12 Staff

Sep 3, 2021, 5:21 PM

Updated 999 days ago

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Funeral services were held Friday for a Bridgeport icon who devoted his life to caring for people with autism.
Tony Nah, 72, of Bridgeport was laid to rest at the Golden Hill United Methodist Church. Dr. Carolyn Nah, Tony Nah's wife, says she married him at the same church more than 40 years ago.
She says that he had wisdom along with a caring heart. News 12's Frank Recchia has interviewed Tony Nah several times due to his work connecting with people with autism.
The Autism Society of Connecticut recognized Tony Nah for his special gift as a caregiver. He moved to the U.S. from Liberia in 1975 and studied at the University of Bridgeport and Housatonic before becoming a mechanical engineer.
His family says he'll best be remembered for engineering a legacy of compassionate concern for others.


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