2011-10-13 / Obituaries


Cletus Schnell of Pawling, New York, died Saturday October 9, 2011, in Carmel, New York, at the age of 90.

Mrs. Schnell was born May 23, 1921, in New York, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Alma (Porth) Meyer. Before moving to Pawling eight years ago she lived in Putnam Lake for thirty-four years.

She is survived by her son, William Schnell of Mt. Kisco, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Sacred Heart Church in Putnam Lake. Interment followed in St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster. Arrangements were handled by the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster.

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