Horst Getschmann passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home with his son by his side. He was the husband of the late Nancy A. Getschmann for 47 years.
Horst was born on May 18, 1937, in Berlin, Germany. He was the son of Ernst Getschmann and Ella (Kutzner) Getschmann. He apprenticed in Berlin and Braunschweig Germany as a mechanical engineer. He immigrated to the United States in 1963 and lived for a while with his aunt in Brooklyn, NY.
After moving to the northwest corner of Connecticut and marrying he worked at various companies in the Naugatuck Valley including Fletcher Terry and General Time. He spent over twenty years, to finish out his career,
at Superior Electric in Bristol as a manufacturing engineer working on stepping motors.
His hobbies included golf and sailing. He loved building things. He could be found many an evening and weekend tooling on his lathe to create something for the house or helping his children repair their cars.
He is survived by one son, Robert A. Getschmann of Exeter, NH; one daughter, Sharon P. Mason of Honeoye Falls, NY; one brother, Dieter Getschmann of Braunschweig, Germany and five grandchildren, Sarah L. Getschmann, Megan L. Getschmann, Colten J. Getschmann, Jessica Mason, and Madeline Mason.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT. Burial will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Union Cemetery, 23 Temple Ct., Stratford, CT 06615. Relatives and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery for the 10:00 a.m. funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Litchfield Road, Harwinton, CT 06791 or to the Bronc Callahan Community Fund, Inc., P. O. Box 248, Harwinton, CT 06791.
Condolences may be sent to the Getschmann family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com
Harwinton Congregational Church
1 Litchfield Road, Harwinton CT 06791
Bronc Callahan Community Fund, Inc.
P. O. Box 248, Harwinton CT 06791