William SCHNIPPER
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SCHNIPPER, William William Schnipper, 95, passed away Wednesday (June 30, 2010) at home in West Hartford, CT. A first generation American, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he lived through the Great Depression, many wars, enormous technological change and scores of social progress. He is survived by his wife, Bess (Cooper) Schnipper, his sister Ceil Yellin, his son Michael Schnipper and his wife Ida of Unionville, and two grandchildren, Sara and Matthew Schnipper, all of whom are blessed to have seen Will live an incredibly full life. An electrician by trade, Will worked many years in and out of his home of 60 years in Valley Stream, Long Island, NY. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local # 3, in 2008 receiving recognition for 75 years of membership. Throughout his life he stoked a strong passion for travel, driven by an inherent curiosity about the world around him. With Bess, he visited such distant and disparate locations as Israel, Mexico, Alaska, Ireland, and Morocco. Though a trim and fit man (with an incredibly strong grip), he was well known for his healthy appetite and extreme sweet tooth—he enjoyed chocolate ice cream with sprinkles until his passing. He was a well dressed, dignified, quiet and considerate man who loved baseball, pretty women, regal cars with butterscotch interiors, friendly strangers and the eternal struggle to save a buck. He was both gentle and extremely hard working, driven, often silently but never without diligence, by the warm reflection of his family's love. Though sick, Will was eased into death through the grace of hospice. The Schnipper family would like to thank the staff of Summerwood and Dr. Laverne Wright and the Hebrew Home Hospice staff for their outstanding care and compassion. Burial services were held Friday in Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, NY. A Memorial service for family and friends will be held Monday (July 5, 2010) 11 a.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. Rabbi Howard Herman will officiate. His family will receive friends from 10:30-11 a.m. prior to the service and after the service at their home in Unionville. Contributions may be made to Hebrew Home Care Hospice, 1 Abrams Blvd. West Hartford, CT 06117. For condolences and directions please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Hartford Courant on Jul. 4, 2010.
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July 4, 2010
Dear Michael, Ida and Family:
My Deepest Sympathy to all of you! He was a great man...what a loss! I was formerly the Activities Assistant at Summerwood. I had the pleasure of really getting to know him. He had so much patience with your Mother's Alzheimers disease. He shared many conversations with me and I tried to give him emotional support. However, last July 22nd..your Dad gave me tremendous emotional support. I broke my foot on an outing. He sat next to me on the 2 hour bus ride back to Summerwood.
He became my "Personal Doctor"! He kept telling me to raise my foot up and covered me with his coat. Every few minutes he would squeeze my hand to reassure me. I am sad to say this is the last time I saw your Dad.
I was touched by his act of kindness and compassion. A true gentleman
to the end, dignified, classy and kind!
With My Deepest Sympathy,
Mary Elizabeth Zahner
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