- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 15, 2005

Harry R. Schurr, a World War II veteran and longtime area resident, died Sept. 13 of kidney failure due to diabetes complications at the Leewood Nursing Home in Annandale. He was 80.

Born in Pottstown, Pa., he grew up in Norristown, Pa. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 and flew more than 100 missions in the Pacific on dive bombers.

He was a successful businessman, working in the sales, marketing and advertising fields.

He was active in Northern Virginia politics and was a member of Kiwanis, the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion. He was a tournament bridge player and wrote several newspaper columns on the subject.

He loved his dogs and the Washington Redskins, but his passion was to help others, especially war veterans, and the organization where he spent most of time was the Circle of Friends for American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Schurr of New Orleans; a son, Robert Schurr of Santa Clara, Calif.; a daughter, Donna Schurr of Norristown; and a brother, Richard Schurr of Racine, Wis.

A memorial service will be held at the Capital Baptist Church, 3405 Gallows Road, Annandale, at 3 p.m. tomorrow

Memorial donations may be made to the Circle of Friends for American Veterans, 210 E. Broad St., No. 202, Falls Church, VA 22046.

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