Arthur Allan Stolzenberg

arthur stolzenberg

December 6, 1923 ~ July 2, 2024

Born in: Long Island, NY
Resided in: Cheshire, CT

Arthur Allan Stolzenberg, 100, of Cheshire, passed away on July 2, 2024, after a short illness. Allan was born on December 6, 1923 in Long Island, NY, son of the late Herman and Frieda Wilhelmy Stolzenberg.

Allan was a World War II veteran, having joined the US Army Air Corps in 1942. He served in the Fifteenth Air Force stationed in Foggia, Italy, as a navigator, flying 25 bombing missions in B-24 Liberator aircraft. He was proud to defend his country. After the war, Allan returned home to Connecticut, received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University in 1949, and married a year later. He enjoyed his years as an industrial and quality control engineer with various companies and retired in 1990 as Quality Control Manager with Schick Safety Razor Company.

Allan was the loving husband of 74 years to Jane Schmittgall Stolzenberg; father of his four children, Carol S. Morgan (Thomas) of Sellersville, PA, Eric L. Stolzenberg (Sheree) of Cornelius, NC, Julie S. Boyer of Bridgewater, MA, and Jan A. Stolzenberg of Old Saybrook, CT; four grandchildren, Adam, Charlie, Lisa, and Erica; and two great-grandsons. Predeceased by his brother, Frank Stolzenberg; sister, Claire Manger; and son-in-law, Gene Boyer.

Allan raised his family in Hamden, and was a longtime member of The High Lane Club and Mount Carmel Congregational Church. He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren his favorite childhood songs and led family sing-alongs. He loved attending Yale football games each fall.

Allan grew up in Shelton, CT, and loved fishing on the Housatonic River. Since childhood, his hobbies included making and flying model airplanes, working with wood, and chair caning. His favorite vacation was the annual family trip to Bear Spring Camps in Rome, Maine, where he enjoyed fishing for smallmouth bass and spending quality time with family and friends.

Private arrangements are in the care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Al and I went fishing one day at Bear Spring Camps , we both caught a large fish at about the same time
    I put bait on my line and dropped the line in, within second I caught another one. Al said” Will you wait a minute, his hook was stuck in the net”. We had a good laugh
    We truly will miss him

  2. Allan‘s daughter Carol, is our sister-in-law and we know her very well. We have heard many stories from here of his achievements and his life He was obviously a brilliant man and devoted father . A hundred years of a life fully lived.
    Our sincere condolences to the family.

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