1934-2013. California native Harold Eugene "Hal" Deady passed away on March 12, 2013 in Oxford after a short illness. Mr. Deady was born in National City, Calif. on March 1, 1934 and retired to Palm Coast after more than 20 years in the Design Drafting Department at PG&E in San Francisco. Valued for his design drafting skills and ability to tackle any design engineering problem, he spent much of his career in Silicon Valley where he worked primarily in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or plant engineering for a wide variety of high growth technology companies including IBM, Varian, Ampex, Memorex, Fairchild Semiconductor and the Stanford Linear Accelerator. Growing up in the San Diego area and in Richmond, Calif., Mr. Deady was an active Boy Scout, achieving the rank of Star. He became an adult leader when his son joined Scouting, serving as an assistant scoutmaster and Explorer adviser. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, discharged as an Airman First Class. He was an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as the Santa Clara, Calif. Post 419 of the American Legion; the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge 2347 in Santa Clara, Calif., and the Palm Coast, Fla. Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing and realized his dream of owning a sailboat after moving to Palm Coast. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 58 years, Donna Deady of Palm Coast; two daughters, Deidra Deady of Clermont, Fla. and Lynnette Deady of Orlando, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark O'Deady and Peggy Watt of Bellingham, Wash.; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Moira and Gabriel Darone, and two great-grandchildren, Spencer Glenn and Avery Jude Darone of San Leandro, Calif.; and a sister, Yvonne Reed, Chula Vista, Calif. and numerous nieces; and nephews. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. April 5 at Beyers Funeral Home in The Villages, Lady Lake, Fla. with internment to follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. The family suggests memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation https://www.cff.org/GetInvolved/ManyWaysToGive/Donate/index.cfm or Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=167&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100108. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, FL
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2013