HARRY HALE (1925 - 2011)


Harry A. Hale

Harry A. Hale was born in Sciotoville, Ohio in November 1925 and passed
away on 25 March 2011 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Harry spent his last six years in Juneau, Alaska, but before that he had
lived since 1991 in Milton, Florida.

Like many men of his generation, Harry served honorably in the U.S. Navy
from 1943-1963, a career spanning the periods of World War II and the
Korean War, and ending with a final tour of duty during which he ran
tugboats in New York harbor. He married the former Mary Langston of
Cranford, New Jersey, in 1951, and their twins were born the following
year. He retired from the Navy in 1963, having advanced to Chief Petty
Officer. After that, he worked in aerospace security, retiring from
Lockheed Martin in 1991, when he moved to Milton, where he quickly
became an officer at the local Elks Lodge and a favorite in his
neighborhood. Though Harry's wife passed away in 1998, he continued to
find joy in the company of those he loved. He enjoyed cooking, taking
long walks with his dog, traveling occasionally, and most of all,
visiting with friends and joking with his grandchildren.

Harry is survived by a son, Jim (Jeannie Arledge), of Juneau, Alaska, a
daughter, Judy Hale Young (Earl Young), of Milton, Florida, three
grandsons, Jamie, Harry, and Ben, and two granddaughters, Katie and
Mary, and of course his many, many friends, most of whom knew him by his
characteristic good humor and usual greeting, "How the Hale are ya?"

Harry's family would like to thank their many friends and neighbors as
well as the staff of Santa Rosa Adult Day Care in Milton and of the
Bridge Adult Day Center in Juneau for all their help with keeping Harry
happy, comfortable, and safe during his decline. At both adult day
centers, he was a famous joker and known for volunteering to help out
whenever he could.

Harry will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery on 29 April.
His family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either
the Council on Aging of West Florida the Bridge Program of Juneau, or
the .

Sincere. Fun-loving. Affectionate. Hardworking. Responsible. Humane.
This is how we remember Harry A. Hale.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Apr. 5, 2011
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