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Harry J. Schoettle ’51

Published in Sept. 10, 1997, issue

Harry died in Ft. Lauderdale June 23, 1996. He and Jackie lived there, but their roots were embedded in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

Harry served four years in the Navy after Princeton, including six months in Korea. He then was an instructor at Annapolis for two years, leaving the Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander in 1975.

In partnership with the late Logan Steele, Harry was in land development in the Poconos from 1971 87, planning such resorts as Lake Naomi and Timber Trails. Harry bought the Pocono Sheraton Inn in 1987 and oversaw its operation until it was sold in 1993.

The Schoettles were active in Junior Girl Scouts and the Clymer Library. Harry was on the Tobyhanna Township planning board for 15 years, the last seven as chairman.

Harry majored in mechanical engineering at Princeton, was a member of the Catholic Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Navy ROTC and Dial Lodge. He roomed with Tom Lewis and Logan Steele.

In addition to his wife, Jackie, Harry is survived by son Michael, daughter Lisa Farmer, and two granddaughters. The class sends all of them its deep sympathy.

The Class of 1951

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