DeMunbrun, Harreld "Hal"
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Oct. 13, 1920 - Dec. 12, 2013
Harreld 'Hal' DeMunbrun joined his Maker during the early morning hours of December 12, 2013 with his loving wife, Wanda Joslin DeMunbrun, and his step-daughter, Barbara Garaygordobil, by his side. He is also survived by his seven children from his deceased spouse, Betty DeMunbrun.
Having just celebrated his 93rd birthday on October 13, 1920, Hal lived a full, complete and interesting life. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, he went on to graduate from Ohio State University where he also became "Letterman" in swimming as well as Phi Delta Theta. He also earned a Masters Degree in Advanced Business Management from Northeastern University.
After a brief time with the F.B.I., he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on the Battleship Wedderburn and the LST 240 during World War II and also serving in Korea. He retired as a Lieutenant Commander and pursued a civilian life as a senior manager with several corporations including President, Lift Parts MFG Corp; President, Brake Parts Company; President, Casco Corporation; New England Manager, American Oil Company and President, Automotive Division, Standard Thomson Corporation.
Retiring in 1986, he moved to Waterford in Venice, Florida where he resided until 2010. During those years he was an avid golfer at Waterford Golf Club and Mission Valley Country Club, a superb bridge player and participated in civic activities such as serving on the Waterford Board of Directors and fundraising for Venice Little Theatre. As his health issues became more challenging, he and his wife, Wanda, relocated to a retirement/continuing care community in Houston, Texas.
Funeral mass will be held at Epiphany Cathedral, 350 Tampa Avenue West, Venice, FL 34285 on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm followed by his burial at Venice Memorial Gardens, 1950 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292 at 2:30 pm. Reception to follow. Farley Funeral Home in Venice is handling the arrangements. To send condolences please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Herald Tribune from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2013