Prospect — Mr. Harold L. “Hal” Schnerr, Jr., age 80, of 63 Clark Hill Road, Prospect, died Nov. 19 after a long illness at Waterbury Hospital.
Mr. Schnerr was born February 14,1930 in Waterbury, son of the late Harold L. Schnerr Sr. and Ruth (Doolittle) Schnerr. He was a graduate of Prospect Community School and Leavenworth High School in Waterbury.
He served as a S/Sgt in the 43rd Infantry division in Germany during the Korean War. He then worked for WTNH in New Haven and WFSB in Hartford as a television engineer for many years. This was followed by his second career that evolved through his passion for light aviation. He was a pilot, a flight instructor and FAA Flight Examiner. He was also the Flight School Director and fixed operations manager at Bradley Airport and he later was manager of airports in Simsbury, Meriden and New Haven. He was a Lt. Col. in the Civil Air Patrol and was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Bell City Rifle Club in Southington.
Mr. Schnerr leaves his wife Mary (Martel) Schnerr of Prospect, a son, Douglas Schnerr and his wife Lori of Prospect,a daughter, Doreen Cocchiola and her husband Robert of Waterbury, a granddaughter, Kylene Schnerr and a grandson, Eric Schnerr, both of Prospect and his sister, Marjorie Schnerr of Prospect.
His family wishes to express their thanks to both Dr. Joseph Renda and Dr. Henry Borkowski for their many years of caring for Harold.
Private funeral services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home 26 Waterbury Rd. Route 69 Prospect is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut 2139 Silas Deane Highway Rocky Hill, Ct. 06067.
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