Herman Joseph Schlueter

Published 4:57 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Herman Joseph (Joe) Schlueter died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 18, at his home in Tryon, with his wife Rosy; son,Schuleuter-crop Timothy; and daughter, Patricia at his side.

Joe was born on April 9, 1936, in Negley, Ohio, to Henry and Martha Schlueter.  He attended John Carroll University in Cleveland and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, entered the naval air training command in Pensecola, Fla., and received his wings as a naval aviator on August 11, 1959. Joe flew the Atlantic Barrier when based in Argentia, Newfoundland, from 1959 to 1963 as a Lieutenant.

Much of his later work career was spent as a captain for Trans-World Airlines.  After retirement, he devoted his life to Habitat for Humanity, and spent his spare time woodworking. He was not a bad golfer.

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He is survived by his wife, Rosy, and daughter, Patricia, of Tryon; his son, Timothy of California, by his sisters Margaret, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Terry, of Ridgefield, Conn., and by three nephews in Connecticut. He is remembered by all as a remarkably generous soul.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tryon, NC with Father John Eckert officiating.

Burial will follow Mass in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, S.C.

A visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 in McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon with a Rosary service to follow at 5 p.m. with Deacon Joseph Fugere officiating.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 132 N. Trade Ave. Landrum, S.C. 29356 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr. Columbus, N.C. 28722.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com