Obituary of Harold Charles Schell Jr.
Harry Schell, a resident of Florida, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at the Garnet Health Medical Center, after a courageous fight with Prostate Cancer and Adenocarcinoma. He was 76. The son of Harold and Rita (Doherty) Schell, Harry was born on February 3, 1947, in Queens, NY.
Harry was married to Dawn (DeFreese) Schell for 30 years before her passing in 2017.
A hard worker and 9/11 survivor, Harry retired as the Senior Investigator and Vice President of Citi Security and Investigative Services. After travelling to the city Monday through Friday he enjoyed a glass of red wine with his dinner every night. He adored his wife Dawn and was proudest of his granddaughters Shawna and Anessia. He immensely loved his great-grandchildren Clara, Sloan, and Cain as well. On the weekends, you could find him in his man cave with a Giants hoodie and sports on TV. He will be greatly missed.
Harry is survived by his daughter; Nina Fernandez of Florida, NY; his son Felix Fernandez of Florida, NY; his granddaughters: Shawna Akacki and her husband Curtis Akacki of Pine Island, NY, and Anessia Rodriguez and her fiancé Saul Alvarez of Vero Beach, FL; his great-grandchildren: Clara Akacki, Sloan Akacki, and Cain Akacki of Pine Island, NY; his sister Sharon McCarthy and her husband Ray; his brothers-in-law: Dale DeFreese, Larnie DeFreese and wife Harriet, Marvin DeFreese, Robert DeFreese, Brian DeFreese, and Michael DeFreese and wife Debbie; his sisters-in-law: Venus Miller, Marie Payne, and husband Jeff, and Melissa Pitt and husband Lou; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Harry was predeceased by his parents Harold and Rita Schell; his wife Dawn Schell; his brothers-in-law William DeFreese and Marvin Miller; his sisters-in-law: Patricia Santiago, Joanne DeFreese, and Helen DeFreese.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Warwick Center- Mulder Chapel, 62 Warwick Center Road, Warwick, NY 10990. A funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1:00pm. Interment will immediately follow at the Warwick Cemetery, 94 Oakland Avenue in Warwick. A live stream will be available and can be accessed by clicking here.
Funeral arrangements are honorably entrusted to Zygmunt-Murtie Funeral and Cremation Service - 845-977-6127 or visit www.zmmemorials.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harold Schell Jr., please visit Tribute Store