Louis J. Biro of Sherman died Nov. 5, 2010, at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. He was the husband of 60 years to Elizabeth (Schoenage) Biro.

Mr. Biro was born in Fairfield, son of Charles and Esther Biro. He graduated from Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield.

During World War II, he was a 2nd lieutenant pilot in the Air Force and was stationed in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Biro graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering.

He was a licensed professional engineer who worked most of his life in the aeronautical and aerospace fields, including the design of the Saturn 5 space capsule.

Mr. Biro was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

He also designed and built the couple's home on Candlewood Lake.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Biro is survived by his children, Carol Corbett, of New Milford, Kathy Baumgardner, of Lynn, N.Y., and Larry and Laura Biro, of Oakham, Mass.; five grandchildren, Jonathan and Keith Corbett, Jason Baumgardner and Andrew and Kathryn Biro; and a sister, Elizabeth Smith, of Bridgeport. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Alexander Biro.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.