Harold Robert Hafner, age 83, of Royal Lane, Orange, passed on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Harold is the husband for 57 years of Jeannette Timpson Hafner. Born in Shelton on October 20, 1926 he was a son of the late Christian F. and Elsie Schultz Hafner. A graduate of Yale University in 1950, he was a retired Chemist for the Von Roll Isola Company, formerly Acme Chemical Co., in New Haven and a member of the American Chemical Society. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Carol Heller and her husband Joseph of Durham; sons, Robert Hafner of Hamden, Bruce Hafner and his wife Joanne of Newark, Delaware; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Cody and Keegan Hafner, Jennifer and Timothy Heller. Harold was predeceased by his brother Edwin Hafner. He served in the US Army during WW II. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and summers on Crescent Lake in Maine and was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist in New Haven. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service in BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Crescent Lake Watershed Assoc., P.O. Box 1298, Raymond, Maine 04071 or to the charity of one's choice.

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  1. Dearest Jeannette, My heart overflows with love for you and your family at this time of loss, as well as gratitude knowing that Hal is in the loving arms of our God having a peaceful rest! Hal was always so kind to me, and made me to feel loved and welcomed every time I saw him. Together with you, your beautiful home was a sanctuary where friends and loved ones gathered in perfect harmony. I will remember those holiday visits with great fondness. I am so very sorry that I will be out of town this Sunday and will miss the service, but please know that my heart and my love will be will you always! Lovingly, Betty

  2. Jeannette, So sorry to hear about Hal… we will greatly miss him here at Von Roll. He left a strong, positive impression on everyone he worked with. It is like the end of an era here. He was always very patient, supportive, and a wonderful mentor -we have all learned so much from him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. At this difficult time we hope you can find comfort in the family and friends that surround you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Hafner Family We would much rather be with you at this time rather than .on line. but your phone calls have been so appreciated. We will miss our great friend Hal. We know you will find great joy in the memory of this wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.We were so fortunate to be among his many friends and we will hold his memory always.

  5. I worked for Harold for several years at Acme. He was a wonderful, amazing person. I really enjoyed working for him. I am very sorry for your loss. Andy

  6. Dear Hafner Family We would much rather be with you at this time rather than .on line. but your phone calls have been so appreciated. We will miss our great friend Hal. We know you will find great joy in the memory of this wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.We were so fortunate to be among his many friends and we will hold his memory always.

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