Ethan Book Obituary, Death – Ethan Book, a local business entrepreneur who ran for public office three times, has died, according to his family. Book’s family revealed his death on his company’s Facebook page on Saturday. According to his son, Aaron Book, Book was admitted to Bridgeport Hospital on January 2 and died on Saturday, surrounded by friends and family. His family gave no explanation for his death. Aaron Book’s funeral is scheduled for February 4 at Prince of Peace Church, 29 Ash St., Bridgeport. The service will be available to the general public.
Book ran unsuccessfully for the Republican candidacy for state House of Representatives District 128 in 2020. He has ran unsuccessfully for Bridgeport City Council, mayor, and the state legislature. Aaron Book’s father went door-to-door while running for office, talking to individuals and trying to help them. He met an elderly woman who had been living in the same Bridgeport house for many years and was about to be evicted owing to increased taxes. “These are the folks dad was trying to help,” Aaron Book said. “He genuinely cared about the people of Bridgeport and Connecticut, and he went out of his way to help them.”
On his website, Book’s family stated that they will continue to handle his company, New England Limousine Service of Fairfield. “With his charm and humor, he made your journeys and special times even more memorable,” his sons Aaron, Andrew, and Anthony wrote on Facebook. According to his website, Ethan Book was born in 1948 in Waynesboro, Pa., and grew up in Frederick, Md. In 1972, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Azusa Pacific University in California. He served in the United States Peace Corps in Bucaramanga, Colombia, from 1973 to 1975, and got a master’s degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1977.
Aaron Book and his family moved to Connecticut in 1983, according to Aaron Book. “My father was an incredibly clever, well-educated man with huge life potential,” stated Aaron Book. Aaron Book claims that his father became interested in politics after witnessing political corruption.”It really changed his life,” he adds. “He just kept at it,” he said of his father, a “warrior” and “strong advocate of constitutionally limited government.” Book was “conservative on fiscal and social issues,” supported “fair funding for education,” and urged legislators to “repair our faulty judicial system,” according to his website.