NORWALK, Conn. – Anthony "Bill" William Harrick, a former special police officer for the Norwalk Police Department, died Oct. 21 at his home. He was 101.
Born May 8, 1911, in West Norwalk, he was the son of John and Anna Vakabek Harrick. In addition to serving as a special police officer, Harrick had a 35-year career with SNET. He was the captain of the Char-Mar cabin cruiser that moored in East Norwalk Harbor. He loved cruising out to the local islands to clam, fish and relax with his family.
Harrick served as a past supreme director of the Police Anchor Club and president of the Hermann Brothers Lodge and Norwalk Retired Men's Group. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and was active with the Darien Over 60 Club, Fairfield Retired Peoples Group, Norwalk Retirees and St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
He was married to Elizabeth "Betty" Felix Harrick, who predeceased him. Harrick is survived by four children, William F. Harrick, of Arizona, James R. Harrick, of New Jersey, and Charlene and Marlene Harrick, both of Norwalk; and five grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was celebrated Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Norwalk. Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory in Norwalk handled arrangements.