William C. Scholl
William C. Scholl, age 87, of Milford, beloved husband of the late Phyllis Burdy Scholl, died on Saturday, September 1st.
Mr. Scholl was born in West Haven, CT on November 18, 1924 to the late Frederick William and Hattie Stockman Scholl.
Mr. Scholl was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for 20 years and an employee for Wilson H. Lee for 22 years.
He proudly served his country in WWII as a soldier in the US Army serving in five campaigns. His unit was credited for shooting down the first German jet by ground fire and was involved in the invasion of Normandy. William earned four Bronze Stars and the Soldiers Medal. He served in the Battery A 463rd AAA Battilion attached to the 79th Infantry Division and was a life member of the American Order of the French Croix de Guerres, Inc.
Mr. Scholl was also a member of the Military order of Ardennes and was awarded the Grand Cross of Homage. Mr. Scholl was a member of the Webb's Regiment, the American Legion Post 71 in West Haven and the past Commander and member of DAV-Chapter 15 in Milford. He was involved with the VFW Post #7788 the Ansantawae Lodge 89 AF & AM and was past Captain of the Fort Trumbull Fire Company #2.
Survivors include his three sons; William P. Scholl (Cheri) of Milford, Warren P. Scholl (Nancy) of Danielson, and Raymond C. Scholl (Bonnie) of Oxford, grandchildren; Douglas (Karen) Scholl, Christopher, Tyler and Rebecca Scholl, Karen (Jonathan) Krot, and a great-granddaughter, Delaney Scholl.
Mr. Scholl is pre-deceased by his two sisters; Esther Seiler and Doris Albee.
Friends may call on Thursday evening from 4-7PM at The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Friends are invited to a funeral service on Friday morning at 10AM DIRECTLY in the Woodruff Chapel of the First United Church of Christ Congregational, 18 West Main Street, Milford. Interment will follow with full military honors in Kings Highway Cemetery, Milford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the First United Church of Christ Congregational, 34 West Main St, Milford, 06460 in Mr. Scholl's memory.
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