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Clyde H. HARP

HARP, Clyde H.

Clyde H. Harp, born in Bellflower, CA November 30, 1923; died at home in Arcadia September 23, 2012 of Bladder Cancer. He's survived by loving wife, Sandra; and sons Richard (Wendy) Harp, Avalon; Tom (Barbara) Harp, Huntington Beach; Phil (Gayle) Harp, Newport Beach; daughters Nancy (Wayne) Broadhag, Mission Viejo; Susan (Mike) Rounds, Laguna Hills; Peggy (Larry) Cooke, Big Bear Lake; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and his little guardian dog, Smudge.

He lived many years in Temple City where he and 1st wife, Norma, (dec) raised their family. As a kid, he rode the rails at 13, joined the CA Nat'l Guard at 16. He helped establish the original Army camp at Barber's Point, Hawaii, and was injured there during the Pearl Harbor bombings. He had a 42-year career with Barbara Ann/Langendorf Bakery, retiring as Regional Sales Manager. One of his proudest accomplishments was being part of the rescue team going 90 ft. below ground in a parallel shaft to reach Kathy Fiscus (dec.) in 1949, for which he received many awards. He was a 33rd Degree Master Mason, founding member of Mt. Wilson Lodge, member of Temple City Lodge #612 and the Al Malaikah Shrine.

He loved ocean fishing, riding motorcycles, and dirt bikes in "Hare & Hound" races out in the desert. His greatest joy has been love of his family.

A Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 13, at Live Oak Memorial Park, 200 E. Duarte Rd., Monrovia, CA. His ashes will be committed to the ocean at a later date. In sailor speak, "he has slipped his moorings and put out to sea, for his final voyage!"

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Kaiser Hospice, 3699 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Flr, Los Angeles CA 90010. The Hospice team was terrific and the family sincerely thanks them.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on Oct. 9, 2012
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