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WINCHENDON – Harold Scheller, 97, of Winchendon and formerly of Florida, died peacefully Thursday morning, December 29, 2022 in Alliance Health at Baldwinville.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 9, 1925, son of the late Joseph and Lena (Flommenchoft) Scheller. Harold entered the United States Army after graduation from high school and proudly served his country during World War II in England and France. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to NJ and completed his Finance Degree at Rutgers University on the GI bill.
Harold continued serving as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves until 1962. He began his career in procurement for the Department of Defense at Wright-Patterson in Ohio where he met his future wife. They moved to California in 1957 and married in Indiana along the way. The family of six returned to the East Coast (Camp Springs, Maryland) in 1965 where he worked at the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, and GSA in DC. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Pompano Beach, Florida where they lived for 23 years before moving to Virginia. He lived in CT before coming to MA. He loved to swim in the Atlantic Ocean and enjoyed crossword puzzles and sudoku. He enjoyed many years of family vacations to Rehoboth Beach. He cherished his family.
His wife of 53 years, Bette Jane (Peterson) Scheller, died in 2011. He leaves four children, Jane Flis and her husband Jack of Baldwinville, Randy Scheller and his wife Liz of Fairfield, CT, Ron Scheller of Towson, MD and Lisa Seifert and her husband Allen of Rehoboth Beach, DE; a sister, Bernice Ring of Toms River, NJ, nine grandchildren: Jon (Liz) Flis, Jenna (Mike)Visconti, Jeffrey Flis, Daniel (Monica) Seifert, Emily (Jack) Canatsey, Ben Scheller, Tom Scheller, Erin Scheller and Annie Scheller and two great grandchildren: Sean Seifert and Ellie Visconti, and many nieces and nephews. His two older brothers, Karl and Edward predeceased him many years earlier. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Broadview Assisted Living, Alliance Health at Baldwinville and Dr. David Havlin for your excellent care and kindness shown to "Hal".
Military funeral services will be held Friday, March 3, 2023 at 10 A.M. in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.stone-ladeau.com
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor and Douglas M. Stone, directors
Friday, March 3, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery
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