Harry S. McNatt

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Harry S. McNatt

AGE: 97 • Odessa

Harry S. McNatt, 97, of Odessa, joined his brother Ralph and parents Olen and Estella in Heaven on February 18, 2014. He passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family and pastor.

Harry was born on February 24, 1916 in Earleville, MD at his family's farm. He attended grade school nearby and graduated from Middletown High School in 1934. Harry continued his education at Goldey-Beacon College and The Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia. Harry utilized his business degree as he and his family opened and operated an automobile business in their hometown of Odessa for over 50 years.

Harry's greatest loves in life revolved around his family and church. His commitment to both resounded through every aspect of his life as he is remembered as spreading peace, love and happiness to all that were blessed with knowing him. Harry enjoyed golf and going to the beach on regular trips with his family. His automobile business was more than his occupation, it was a passion. He attended a variety of car shows, even after retirement, out of desire rather than need. In addition to sharing love and happiness with all, a consistent thread through Harry's life was music. No matter the situation or event, Harry always found a way to incorporate and appreciate music and dance. He was a member of the church choir for 80 years as music and song were with him even as he passed.

Harry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen; daughter Ann Baker and her husband Robert; grandchildren, Lauren Perry and Brant Perry and his wife Shelley; step-grandchildren Sara Baker and Leighton Baker; great-grandchildren Caroline and Rhett Perry, and many other dear family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm at St. Pauls UMC, 406 Main Street, Odessa, DE 19730. Viewing will be from 2-3:30 pm at the church. Interment will be private at Old Drawyers Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Pauls UMC. Online condolences can be sent at www.daniels-hutchison.com

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2014
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