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Williamsburg - Harold R Lominac, 83, died peacefully at home with his family, October 24, 2012. Harold was born June 21, 1929 in Asheville, N.C. to Richmond and Ada Lominac. Harold left home for Mars Hill College at 16, transferring to North Carolina State in Raleigh and earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He also studied advanced mathematics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island for two years on an IBM fellowship.
Harold served with the Navy working in special weapons while stationed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Yorktown, Virginia, leaving the service in December, 1957.
Harold worked for IBM for 37 years as an engineer at Glendale Labs in Endicott, New York, and at San Jose Labs in San Jose, California. From punch cards to laptops, Harold loved programming for IBM and for personal pleasure.
Harold worshipped locally in the Williamsburg Community Chapel, serving as a deacon, singing in the choir, and helping others through Stephen's Ministries. Harold was similarly active in congregations in Morgan Hill and Santa Clara, California, and in Endicott, New York. In California, Harold also served as a Children's Coordinator for Bible Study Fellowship. In San Jose, he served on the Prison Ministry Board.
Harold is survived by Louise, his loving wife of 58 years; his son David and daughter-in-law Kris; his daughter Amy Payton and husband Mike; four sisters, Ann Kanoy, Frieda Penland (Richard), Yvonne Amico, and Doris Sherman; brother Rex and sister-in-law Judy; grandsons Christopher and Patrick Lominac, and Sam Payton; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, all of whose lives he found as interesting as his own.
Harold was predeceased years earlier by his parents, his sister Marie, and his son Steve.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Oct. 28, 2012