Duncan A. Haimerl, 72, of Warren, died March 29, 2010, at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy (Bailey) Haimerl.

Mr. Haimerl was born Dec. 24, 1937, in Ontario, Canada, son of the late Alois and Alice (Featherstonhaugh) Haimerl.

He was a writer for the Hartford Courant newspaper for 28 years and a member of IMPA and other auto writers' associations.

In addition to his wife of 38 years, Mr. Haimerl is survived by four daughters, Donna-Mary Bonnett, of Ontario, Elizabeth "Holly" Haimerl-Ananng, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Melanie Morrisseau, of Vancouver, Canada, and Melissa Haimerl, of Winnipeg, Canada; three sisters, Geraldine Philaja, Gina Spehner and Alice Kenoski; eight grandchildren, including grandson Ishmael Haimerl, 15 (Mr. Haimerl and his wife became his guardians when he was 4); and many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warren Congregational Church, 4 Sackett Hill Road, Warren, CT 06754.