Hugh Herman Nuremberg, 79, of New Milford, died at home July 5 after a four-year battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends.
Mr. Nuremberg was born July 29, 1932, son of Count Hugh Nuremberg and Eva (Brandt) Nuremberg, and the brother of Walter Alfred Nuremberg (deceased) and Ilona Winifred Farrell. He spent his entire life in his beloved town of New Milford.
He graduated from New Milford High School in 1950 as one of the school's all-time top basketball scorers and also played football and baseball.
After high school, he went on to play on many New Milford town teams, including the 1956 American Legion All-Star baseball team.
A lifelong baseball fan, Mr. Nuremberg favored the St. Louis Cardinals since he was 5. One of the highlights of his life was meeting Stan "The Man" Musial in person.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, working on the USS Great Sitkin, an ammunition ship. He served on a Mediterranean and Atlantic tour of duty.
In 1959, he married the love of his life, Rosemary (Halacy) Nuremberg. The couple had been married for 52 years.
He worked at Kimberly-Clark for 30 years before his retirement in 1989.
As a retiree, the avid woodworker loved to talk sports and Navy to his many friends.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Nuremberg is survived by two children, Christopher Hugh Nuremberg and Nola (Nuremberg) Klaubert; a son-in law, Brian Douglas Klaubert; and four grandchildren, Sean Christopher Nuremberg, Gavin James Nuremberg, Allison Lindsay Klaubert and Nicole Elizabeth Klaubert.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the New Milford VNA Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford CT 06776.