DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien resident Harald Goering Jr. died Friday, Jan. 22. He was 82.
Born and educated in Germany, Goering completed a beer-making apprenticeship at Brauhaus Nurnberg and also received a brew master degree. He worked in Chile, Spain, Belgium and Denmark. In 1959, he was sent to New York to re-launch John Barth Inc., a company specializing in hops and brewery supplies. In 1974, Goering became the owner and chairman of K.H. McClure and Co., a Stamford-based import and export company.
He also had a seat on the Cocoa, Coffee and Sugar Exchange for 12 years. As part of the Republican Senatorial Trust Committee, Goering participated in the 1980 election campaign of President Ronald Reagan.
He was a big ice hockey fan, having season tickets to the Hartford Whalers and later the New York Rangers. In addition, he had season tickets to the New York Giants. He was an avid traveler and adventure-seeker who enjoyed taking family trips to Africa. He was fluent in German, Spanish, French and English.
Goering is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sabine Goering; son Lamar; daughter-in-law Laura; and sister Dagmar von Schack of Germany.
He was predeceased by his parents, Marga and Harald Goering.
Memorial services will be private. Bosak Funeral Home in Stamford is assisting with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Stamford Hospital Foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202 Stamford, CT 06902.
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