Harry E. Schlachter

Harry E. Schlachter of Southold died Jan. 14 at San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport. He was 93.

He was born May 3, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Emma (Preston) and Harry L. Schlachter and raised in Northport.

After his marriage to Jeanne Reddy, they resided in Northport before moving to the North Fork in the early 1960s.

He worked for 40 years for the phone company, retiring as a foreman. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking and helping people. Harry had been a Mason and member of Alcyone Lodge No. 695 F&A M in Northport. He was also very proud of the fact that he joined the military at the age of 17.

Harry was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne R. Schlachter, Jan. 15, 2017. He is survived by his son, Greg, and daughter-in-law, Denise, of Southold, and many friends. He was also predeceased by his sister, Frances Witty, and his brother, William Schlachter.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold, where the Rev. Dr. Peter Kelley will conduct religious services at 6 p.m. Interment with U.S. Army honors will take place Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at Calverton National Cemetery. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9 a.m. that morning.

Memorial donations may be made to Southold Fire Department or East End Hospice.

This is a paid notice.

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