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Dr. A. Raymond Harvey(1921 – 2013)

Dr. Albert Raymond Harvey of Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, passed away on February 6, 2013, at the age of 92. Born in Lewiston, Maine, on January 12, 1921, he earned his undergraduate degree from Bates College, and continued his education at Harvard earning his PHD in Mathematics. He moved to southern California in the late 1940s working at Cal Poly Tech as a professor, before moving to San Diego State University where he was a career advanced Mathematics professor for over 30 years. He also taught Mathematics at the University of Bagdad in 1957-58, established the Mathematics Department at the University of the Virgin Islands in 1962-63, and taught on a military craft en route to Vietnam.
He made his residence in his beloved La Jolla, where he built two custom homes; one with his first wife, Ella, and the second with his second beloved wife and the love of his life, Janet. He was highly intelligent, knowledgeable, very social and loved being around people, traveling, playing tennis, watching football, baseball and late night talk shows and doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Janet McCarthy Harvey; his first wife, Ella Stuart Muir Irwin; parents, Eva and Robert Harvey of Lewiston Maine; and older brother, Edward and Robert Harvey.
He is survived by his daughter, Heather (Anton) DeGeus of Omao, Kauai, Hawaii; loving stepchildren, Dorothy Capwell, George (Spike) Capwell, Robert Capwell, Kathleen McGuines and Jeanne Harris; 17 grandchildren, Megan Dedic, Cameryn Carpenter, Braeden DeGeus, Michelle Trotter, George, Joseph, Michael, Trevor, James and Richard Capwell, Brenda Morris, Robert, Matthew and Timothy Harris, Carrie Capwell, Mark, Tracy, Moira (deceased) and Sean McGuines; an uncountable number of great grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews and their families, Jim Harvey, Janet Graddick, Betty Harvey, Kathy Walker, Robert Harvey, Karen Rader and their spouses.
A special thank you to his lifelong friends and tennis buddies in La Jolla, Lorraine, Russ and Bev, Bert, Bob, Bill, Roy, Larry, Paul, Gib, and Lou and Ruth; to the entire staff and caregivers at the Regency at Puakea who helped him (and me) so caringly and patiently and are too numerous to name individually (ok, I'll try), Kathy, Randie, Valerie, Sharon(s), Linda, Christine, Perry, Cassie, Lei, Ritts, Radland, Chealsea(s), Marjory, Francesca, Remalyn, Dylan, Elizabeth, Edd, Chris, etc.; to Kauai Hospice, especially Annie, Sharon, Jim and Dr. Jenkins, who helped with his medical and emotional needs; to the loving Hospice volunteers, Pat Simpson, Ralph Stewart, Michael Buono and Ana Sherlot Handler, who took the time to take him "out" to lunch weekly; to Humberto and the Alzheimer's Society for their classes and support groups; and to the staff and Sunday baseball lunch bunch from Lihue McDonald's who were so supportive to him on his daily lunches there.
At his wish, there will be no service. No gifts or flowers are requested, but if you must, donate to the Alzheimer's Society or Hospice Kauai.
Published in La Jolla Light on Feb. 14, 2013
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