Earl A. Schlie, 66, of Berlin, passed away on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his home. He was born in St. Clair, Michigan on July 15, 1951, the son of the late Earl E. and Lillian S. (Marks) Schlie and moved to California when he was 9. He lived most of his life in California and moved to Berlin in 2009. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Earl was a self-employed machinist and also worked as a manufacturing engineer. He was a coach for the Children’s Baseball League and the Children’s Bowling League. He was the founding president of the Society of Engineers at Pierce College in California and he enjoyed painting, playing the guitar, writing songs, books, old cars and history.
Family includes his wife Elizabeth (Howe) Schlie of Berlin, N.H.; his children Conan Schlie of Berlin, Evette Schlie of Washington, D.C., Chief Petty Officer Jesse Garcia-Montes of Washington, D.C. and Tina Schlie of Berlin; his sister Sally Wilkins of Arizona.; his brother Robert Schlie of Calif.; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net and at Bryant Funeral Homes on Facebook.