TERRYVILLE - Donald Ellis Schott, 81, of 32 Curtiss Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in Leesburg, Florida. He was the husband of Barbara Jones Schott. Born in Meriden on Jan. 11, 1924, he was the son of the late Harold J. Schott and served with the 2nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He was employed as a wholesale driver for Borden's Dairy until his retirement in 1979. He had been a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Meriden. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Linda and Anthony Rinaldi of Terryville, CT; two grandchildren, Jamie Rinaldi of Providence, RI and Bethany Rinaldi of Terryville; and a nephew, William Schott of Meriden. He was predeceased by two brothers, Kenneth Schott and Clifford Schott. Funeral service Saturday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. David Brinkley will officiate. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the services. If desired, contributions in Mr. Schott's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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  1. Dear Barbara, I hope you remember me. I am very sorry to hear about Donald. I hope you\’re doing as well as can be expected. I have been living in Texas for 25 years. I have been a high school cafeteria manager for 24 years. I just wanted to thank you for all you taught me about people skills. It has helped me tremendously throughout the years. God Bless you all. Love, Ellie

  2. Dear Linda and Family, I wish to express my sadness for the passing of your Father. I remember, with smiles, your Dad when we were little girls growing up together and how we always managed to try his patience with our never ending giggles and adventures. I can still see him at the stove, cooking up some after work meals and wearing his Borden uniform. How he always teased me about my long hair in the pool filter!! In retrospect, I know that he must have laughed at our antics even if he pretended not too. I have so many found memories of going .down to Linda\’s house.. I am sure your memories of your Father will be with you always as are mine of my Mother who passed away last year. It\’s the most precious gift they gave us, parents who really loved us. God Bless and remember him with smiles after the tears fade. Take care, Love, Jo-Ann

  3. Hi. I went to Washington Jr. High in Meriden with Linda. I was saddened to read of your father\’s passing in the Meriden paper. I would like to send my deepest sympathies to the Schott and Rinaldi families.

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