March 1, 1934 - March 12, 2013
Resident of Palm Coast, FL.
California native Harold Eugene "Hal" Deady passed away on March 12 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. He also worked in design engineering for a variety of Silicon Valley companies, including IBM, Varian, Ampex, Memorex, Fairchild Semiconductor and the Stanford Linear Accelerator.
In his youth, Mr. Deady achieved the rank of Star as a Boy Scout, then served as an assistant scoutmaster and Explorer adviser when his son was a Scout. 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 as well as Santa Clara Post 419 of the American Legion; Elks Lodge 2347 in Santa Clara, and the Palm Coast, Fla. Yacht Club.
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; 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 interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. The family suggests memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (http://bit.ly/6fnI9L) or Wounded Warrior Project (http://bit.ly/IRv6mW).
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 31, 2013