Following is the obituary written by Urs’ long-time friend and companion, Rolf Harlacher.
You were an avid Connie enthusiast. Since 2008 you have poured your heart into restoring the Connie by offering your time and expertise as an engine specialist and aircraft mechanic.
In addition to maintenance duties you also took care of “your” engines diligently and reliably on many flights.
You were looking forward to seeing the “Star of Switzerland” take to the skies once again. Sadly, you have left us much too soon, after a brave fight during a grave illness. We are all deeply saddened. We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to your wife, Silvia.
Dear Urs, thank you for all you have done for our Connie, we will remember you, always.
Farewell, and blue skies.