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David L. Schmerzler Memorial Scholarship Award

October 13, 2019

David Schmerzler graduated from Staples High School in 1983 and attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1987.  He was a lifelong resident of both Westport and Fairfield who tragically passed away far too soon in 2019.  David was a man of diverse talents: an athlete, hunter, chef, skier, squash player and golfer.  His friendships were extensive and expansive, and he enjoyed the company of an incredibly large circle of friends with relationships that spanned decades.  His sense of humor was contagious and well-known; his zest for life unquenchable.  David was a larger-than-life character who charmed everyone he met.  His stories made tears run down your cheeks, and his laughter and love were infectious.  He was brash, zany, tough and brave, but most of all he was overflowing with love and humanity.

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