Harold E. Gantert, 84, of Sandy Hook, died July 13, 2012. He was the husband of Anna Mary (Burns) Gantert.

Mr. Gantert was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Danbury, son of the late Emil J. and Lena (Ginty) Gantert.

He worked as a line supervisor for CL&P and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the 43rd Infantry Division.

Mr. Gantert loved to travel and take island cruises. He enjoyed cooking and working outside, and was an avid gardener. He also enjoyed playing golf and skiing. He was a die-hard Red Sox fan.

He was a loving grandfather who was very involved with his grandchildren's activities. He was a devoted father who fostered an unending bond among his family, which he viewed as his greatest achievement.

In addition to his loving wife of 61 years, Mr. Gantert is survived by two sons, Joseph E. Gantert, and his wife, Patricia, of Sandy Hook, and Harold D. Gantert, and his wife, Amy, of New Milford; three grandchildren, Amanda Beers, and her husband, Tim, Lianne Gantert, and her fiancé, Scott Jacob, and Joseph E. Gantert Jr., and his fiancée, Stacy Shpunt; and a sister, May Heintz.

The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St., Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20006-3517.