Bruechert, Harold R.
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Harold R Bruechert, 73, Wantagh, N.Y., died Monday, Jan. 27, in a Plainview, N.Y., Jewish Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Theresa. Devoted father of Robert (Nicolle), Thomas (Lori) and Charles. The loving grandfather of 8 grandchildren, Robyn, Caitlyn, Madisen, Nicholas, Austin, Faith, Abigail, and Caleb.
Harold was born July 12, 1940, in Manitowoc, Wis. He was the son of the late Harold H and Fern (Levy) Bruechert. He graduated from Two Rivers Washington High School in 1958 as a member of the honor society. He joined the Navy and was on active duty four years. He met Theresa Cuozzo in New York, where they were married on Nov. 10, 1963. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a 2013 Christmas cruise with their children and grandchildren. Harold worked for ATT as a phone equipment installer until his retirement. He then helped his wife in her day care business. Harold was a active member of the Wantagh Fire Dept. and a former Scout Master of Troop 656. His three sons, Robert, Tom, and Charles became Eagle scouts. He is survived by his only brother, James ,Two Rivers, Wis. He is further survived by 2 uncles, Robert Levy, Donald Levy, 5 aunts, Judy Levy, Eleanor Kleiman, Dorothy Ihlenfeldt, Beulah Levy, and Mary Ann Bruechert, and several cousins in Wisconsin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 aunts, Dolores Bruechert, Hazel Paquette, Mary Ann Levy, Lucille Bruechert, Winifred Bruechert, 8 uncles, Merlin Levy, Arden Levy, James Kleiman, Vernon Paquette, Reinhold Bruechert, Raymond Bniechert, William Bruechert, Otto Bntechert, 5 cousins, Kenneth Bruechert, Barbra (Bruechert) LeClair, Jeanie Kleiman, James Paquette, and Todd Levy.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30, at 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at the Wantagh Abbey Inc. Funeral home corner of Park Ave & Beech St.. The Wantagh Fire Department recognized Harold 47 years of voluntary service to the department by having two honor guards at his casket at Thursdays night's visitation. The Fire department held a short service and ended their recognition of Harold's service by a 136 Wantagh Firemen, Fire explorers, and Ladies Auxiliary pass by his casket in line. Friday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. a short service was held at the funeral home prior to departure to the cemetery. The casket was taken to the Interment Calverton National Cemetery 40 miles form Wantagh by a precession lead by a Wantagh Fire truck carrying the casket. The precession passed by the Wantagh Station 1 fire house under two ladder trucks holding a United States flag. A military service with Taps was held with two Navy personal at Calverton National Cemetery, The procession returned to the Wantagh Station 1 fire house for a meal.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the
Wantagh Abbey Inc
3374 Park Ave
Wantagh, NY 11793
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Feb. 9, 2014