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BERLIN, CONNECTICUT - Conrad A. Guenzel, age 44, of Berlin, Connecticut, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday at the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital. A graduate of Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and Troy University, he is survived by his wife, Karen Schap, three children, Callista Zuffelato and her husband Peter, Nathan Morris, and Amanda Morris, his parents, Gregory and Teresa Guenzel, his mother-in-law, Callista Winkler, his brothers, Grant and Chris Guenzel, his sisters-in-law, Shannon and Dana Guenzel, his grandson, Wilder Orion Zuffelato, two nephews, Blase and Matthew Guenzel, a niece Greta Guenzel, and countless friends and co-workers at the Department of Veteran's Affairs in West Haven. Conrad was an incredibly kind and gentle soul who lived life to its fullest and touched everyone who knew him. His first love was his family, but he also had incredible passion for so many other things in life. His love of antique cars was evident in his own personal collection, which included his favorite 1967 Cutlass and his 1936 Chevy Coup. Conrad's love of birds could be witnessed on any given day in his backyard, where he welcomed a huge, beautiful variety of birds each and every day. Finally, Conrad's incredible passion for music could be found by browsing his collection of 3000 cd's ranging from classical to heavy metal. A celebration of Conrad's life will be held Wednesday 7pm at PORTER'S FUNERAL HOME, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Kensington, Connecticut. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral from from 5-7pm. To honor Conrad's spirit we welcome you to dress casually. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smilow Cancer Center, Office of Development, 157 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510-2100. Directions to the funeral home can be found at
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jun. 22, 2010.
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March 2, 2019
By that picture it looks like we were In 9th grade. Knew him since we were little and he was one of the nicest sweetest kids around. Shy smart funny and always had a smile on his face. Sorry to hear of his passing. So glad he had a good life. He really was an angel here on earth and now he is one above. Peace and love to family.
Beth Burkard
July 30, 2010
I am sorry to hear this. I was in school with Conrad from 1st to 12th grade and remember him well after all this time. He was always a very kind person. My deepest sympathies to the family.
Vitessa Del Prete
July 28, 2010
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I didn't know Conrad as an adult, but I certainly remember playing baseball in the backyard of the Guenzel clan in Monroeville. I'm sorry to hear of his passing and I send my sympathies to all of his family.
Larry Cohen
July 28, 2010
My condolences to his family. My prays are with the family.
Elissa (Marcoz) Spearman
July 26, 2010
I knew Conrad from when we both worked at Bonanza Steakhouse and drove around together in his beloved jazzed-up blue van back in the 80's. I am shocked and deeply saddened at hearing about his passing. He was one of the nicest, kindest and funniest people I have ever met.
Kevin Schafer
July 4, 2010
JULY 4 2010
June 25, 2010
Sending prayers and love your way. My condolences to your family at this difficult time. I didnt know Conrad ( I worked with Chris) but can tell from his write up that he was a wonderful person who will be missed by so many. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Conrad.
Serena Warren
June 24, 2010
Conrad worked on several of the purchase orders for my department. He was always a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. May God bless the Guenzel family curing their time of grief.
John Huff
June 24, 2010
My condolences go out to the Guenzel family at your time of bureavement. God bless you all and keep you!! Angie(West Haven, Ct).
Angela Radziszewski
June 23, 2010
I had the priviledge of working with Conrad for sometime. His kindness & gentleness will be missed by me. To the family, I send my heartful sympathy. May you be blessed during this difficult time in your life.
Dee Carraway
June 22, 2010
Conrad was a kind gentleman. I am glad that I had the opportunity to know him. To the family, I send you my heartfelt sympathy. May God continue to bless each and every one of you during this difficult time.
Gail Riggins
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