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“To the family of Harris N. Schnars, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories console you and may God sustain you with his precious promise of...Read More »
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SCHNARS, Harris N. 89, of Spring Hill, FL passed away at the Hospice Care Center in Palm Harbor, FL on January 19, 2017. He was born in Hawk Run, PA. He was predeceased by his parents Delmar Schnars, Sr. & Mabel (Harris), his sister, Marion Anderson (Lonnie) & his brother, Delmar Schnars, Jr. (Emily Jennings). One sister, Vivian Jones (Arthur) of MD survives.

He was married for 70 years and is survived by his loving wife Clara (Sperry) of Dunedin, FL and also by his children, Virginia Branchfield (Jerry) of Palm Harbor, FL, Wayne Schnars of Dunedin, FL & Debera Cutler (Richard) of Evans, GA. He had 5 grandchildren, Bryon Cutler & Daryl Cutler of GA, Christopher Pacio (Barbara) of NJ, Michele (Branchfield) Koehler (Robert)of FL, Christine (Branchfield) Walsh (Timothy) of KY, 4 great-grandchildren, Eric Pacio & Michael Pacio of NJ, Zachary Koehler of FL & Adam Walsh of KY and 1 great-great grandchild David Pacio of TN.

He moved with his family to NJ while in his teens & lived in the Kenvil area of Roxbury Township. While living in Kenvil, he built 2 homes. He worked on the first home beginning when he was just 18 and finished it 2 years later. He & Clara lived in Kenvil until the early 1970s when they moved to Aiken, SC for a few years. Then he and his wife moved to Spring Hill, FL where they lived for over 40 years.

He worked in an explosives plant in NJ, owned a mobile home park in SC and a landscaping business in FL. Besides his family, his greatest love was for fishing. He went deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean, fished lakes and rivers in NJ and up to 20 miles from shore in the Gulf of Mexico. He fished in the sunshine and rain and when it was dark. He also ice fished on Lake Hopatcong in NJ in the winter. He always had a very large garden and canned a lot of the vegetables in both NJ & FL. He made awesome bread and butter pickles.

He will be sorely missed by his wife, children and grandchildren, but we all know he is in a much better place now. A donation can be made to the Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760-9962. Hospice gave him wonderful care and gave his family comfort during his short time in the care center.