Josephine Sutton Harby, born April 7, 1917, in Dayton, Ohio, passed away suddenly, but peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 24, 2012. Her friends and relatives remember her cheerful disposition, active life and generous nature. |
She lived in Rochester, NY, for over sixty years where she and her husband, Jack D. Harby, raised their three children, Diana (Van Duzer), Stephen and John.
Josephine graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Psychology as well as studies at the Eastman School of Music. She modeled for Eastman Kodak Company promoting their film products. Her face once graced a billboard in Grand Central Station in New York City.
Josephine and her husband, both accomplished singers, loved Barbershop music and she enjoyed singing lead in her quartet, the Harmonettes, for several years. Golf became a favorite pastime when she and Jack moved to the San Diego area in 1976 and made their home in Rancho Santa Fe. Besides enjoying wonderful weather and plenty of golf, she was active in her community, supporting many charitable efforts and serving at the Village Presbyterian Church.
Josephine is survived by her children; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, June Loock.
Published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review on Dec. 6, 2012