STEPHEN CHARLES CIFATTE; U.S. NAVY

November 25, 1895 (New York, NY) – September 24, 1918; 22 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 49 Main Street, Norwalk
Entered the service on July 25, 1918
Serial number 1213833
COMPANY P, 4TH REGIMENT, GREAT LAKES NAVAL AIR STATION

Worked as a salesman for his father prior to service.

Died of Spanish influenza at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Was assigned to Great Lakes as a naval aviator candidate.

From The Bridgeport Telegram September 26, 1918

Norwalk Sailor Dead at Great Lakes of Influenza

NORWALK, Sept. 25. (Special) – Spanish influenza has claimed its first sailor victim from Norwalk according to word received here today that Stephen Cifatte, candidate in the naval aviation school, succumbed in the base hospital at Great Lakes, Illinois yesterday. It was just two months ago today that Cifatte left home, and it was a severe shock to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Cifatte, because the last word received from him, in a letter last Thursday, indicated he was in the best of health and spirits.

Cadet Candidate Cifatte is buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Norwalk; South Side.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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