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Harry Russell Medlar


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
July 28, 1923 May 20, 2014

Harry Russell Medlar, 90, was born in Los Angeles, Calif. He grew up in Monterey Park, Calif. and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Campaign. He worked as a machinist and retired from San Francisco Naval Bay Shipyard (Mare Island). His wife, Mary; children, Jerry, Terry and Robin; step-children, Caryn Jo, Kevin and Ryan; 16 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren (at last count) survive him.

Harry and his family became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harry served faithfully in many different assignments over the years, including a full-time mission with his wife, Mary in the Washington D.C. area. Harry served as the Scoutmaster for his sons while they were members of The Boy Scouts of America. He and his sons loved to backpack and fly fish in the Sierra Mountains near Bridgeport. Harry and Mary were avid square dancers and traveled to various locations throughout Calif, to participate in performances with their friends. They loved to travel and visited Israel, Egypt, Germany, Central America and much of the United States.

Harry loved to share wholesome jokes with family and friends. Phone calls to family always included the most recent jokes he had heard. He loved life and made friends easily. He had an easy-going manner about him and loved to laugh and smile. He rarely was known to complain.

Harry had dementia the last few years of his life but maintained a positive attitude and an out going manner. One of the tender mercies that the Lord blessed him with was the ability to still recognize family and friends. Typical of Harry he would still ask if you needed anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand, even if it meant he did some things that you really didn't want done; his heart was in the right place! He passed away peacefully and quietly after suffering a brain hemorrhage. We have felt a great deal of peace as we have imagined his reunion on the other side with his parents, sister, aunts and uncles, a niece and many good friends. We look forward to seeing him again!

A viewing and visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m., preceding a memorial service at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 31, at 311 Alamo Drive, Vacaville at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A committal service will be held at 10 a.m., at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on Monday, June 2.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home 455-7700 www.nadeaufuneralhome.com
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Published in The Reporter on May 28, 2014
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