ANSONIA - Roy Tidmarsh, who opened his unique bake and confection shop on Westfield Avenue in 1976, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2015.
Craig Smart, captain of Eagle Hose Hook & Ladder Co. No. 6, where Tidmarsh was a longtime volunteer, passed along the news on his Facebook page, posting
"I regret to announce the passing of active member Roy Tidmarsh. Please keep the Tidmarsh family in your thoughts. As more news becomes available I will post and send out a email. Please contact me with questions and give this time for the Tidmarsh family to morn their loss. "
Tidmarsh was a former chairman of the Ansonia Board of Apportionment and Taxation, as well as a former president of the Board of Directors at Valley Emergency Medical Services, the regional paramedic service serving the Valley towns.
Tidmarsh, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, kept his small bake shop thriving for nearly four decades, baking custom wedding and birthday cakes, pies, cookies and all kinds of candies and candy-making supplies.
(Photo is from Tidmarsh's website)