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Kenneth Schoell

1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
SCHOELL, KENNETH E., JR. Kenneth E. Schoell Jr, 82 of Portland, husband of Frances (Hall) Schoell, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at home. He was the son of the late Kenneth E. Sr. and Minnie Mae (Wilson) Schoell Phillips. Born on April 23, 1931, in New Britain, he lived in East Hampton and then had lived in Portland for the last 46 years. He worked at Pratt & Whitney as a jet engine technician for 33 years until his retirement and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the East Hampton American Legion for 56 years, the Portland Mattabassett Camping Assoc., and a member of First Congregational Church in Portland for 45 years. He was an avid rock collector, a wood craftsman, bird watcher, WWII enthusiast, he treasured his cats, he loved the Boston Red Sox and the UConn Huskies. Besides his wife, he leaves his sons, Mark Schoell of West Hartford, and Kirk Schoell and his wife, Rozanne, of East Haddam; a daughter, Cheryl Tuttle, and her husband, Art, of Cobalt; daughter-in-law, Sonya, of Portland; brothers Louis Schoell and his wife, Marge, of Colchester, and Harry Schoell of Pomona, FL; sisters, Marilyn Collins of East Hampton and Carol Schoell of FL; grandchildren, Alexandra, Brendan, Mary and Elizabeth Schoell, Chrystal Goodson and her husband Justin and Jessica Tuttle and her fianc√©, Michael Siavrakas; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, William “Billy” Phillips and Eugene Schoell; and a stepbrother, Francis “Slim” Phillips. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland. Burial will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Portland Fire Dept., P.O. Box 71, Portland , CT 06480. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net
Published in The Middletown Press on Mar. 18, 2014
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