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HAYES - Harold Harding, 68, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 24, 2011.
Harold was born in Newport News and attended Newport News High School. He became a resident of Gloucester in 1979. Harold was employed with Lamberth's Building Materials, Gloucester store until 1998 and retired in 2006 from Haabtec Inc., as a machinist.
He was a member of Coastal Community Church, Yorktown, where he served as a greeter. Harold enjoyed attending services with his church family and cared greatly about them. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson Brandon. He also enjoyed his wonderful friends in the Haabtec Social Club.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Trevillian Harding; daughters, Beth Harding, Susan Harding Flippin and husband, Stephen; grandson; and buddy, Brandon Flippin.
A Celebration of Life Service officiated by Pastor Shaun Brown and Pastor Eric Robinson will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Coastal Community Church.
The family would like to thank Dr. J. P. Jones and the staff at Tidewater Heart Institute for the care Harold has received these last 36 years. Harold will be deeply missed by family and friends.
In Harold's memory contributions may be made to Coastal Community Church 6406 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

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Published in Daily Press from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2011.
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November 3, 2011
I'm sorry for your loss, Harold was a good guy, I use to race slot cars with him and he tought me a lot..
Jon W
October 31, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Altemus
October 29, 2011
was sorry to hear of Harolds passing you and him were a good friend to us
he will be sadly miss
wanda craig
October 28, 2011
We'll all miss you Harold. Hard to put into words the impact you had on me in such a short period of time. Some of my best memories and experiences were spent with you and the guys at Haabtec. I'll never forget the things you taught me in the world of materials and machining. I'll carry those with me forever. And the stories you told while at the annual dinner; priceless. You touched everyone that had the privilege to know you. And to Mrs. Harding, so sorry to hear of your loss. The world lost a great man.
Patrick Bogue
October 28, 2011
We will miss you Harold. You brought a lot of joy into our lives, from being "Santa" to the children, to the sweet nature of just being yourself. We will be unable to attend the service based upon physician recommendations for Janice, but you will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
Janice Head,
Pam & Cliff Edwards and family
October 28, 2011
Harold, you will be missed by everyone you knew because you touched all of our lives in a very special way.

Love, Mandi
Amanda Bishop
October 28, 2011
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Harding. He was always a very kind, generous & joyful man. I have known Mr. & Mrs. Harding for 13 years working at Tidewater Heart Institute & it was always such a pleasure talking with him about all aspects of life. My condolences to his family for the loss but let us rejoice that he is in heaven with his Heavenly Father and that his body is now renewed.
Angel Harris
October 27, 2011
we had some great times togeather, cutting wood on his and Bill's land.
dennis brown
October 27, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rosey Thompson (Gloucester,VA)
October 27, 2011
You were like my brother. I have never met anyone quite like you. I know that you are in Heaven now. You are no longer suffering. We will get to see each other when the good Lord calls for me. Your legend will live on forever.
We love you. I hope you and your family can feel comfort in the fact that Harold's suffering has ended. We are only a phone call away. We will be there for you when you grieve in the coming days and need someone. May God bless you and your family.

Bobby, Connie, and Kelly
October 27, 2011
My sympathies to Harold's family for their loss. He and his late brother Larry were as friendly and upbeat as anyone can be.
Dan Coleman
October 27, 2011
Mary and Family, We have been so blessed to know you and Harold. We will miss him, but celebrate that he went home with our Lord. We love you. Julie & Paul
Julie Stuffel
October 27, 2011
Nothing can be said to describe how kind this gentleman was. God blessed us with his presence.
Bob Schowengerdt
October 27, 2011
Mary and Susan sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family, God has taken him to a better place.-Bryant and Kristina
Bryant Franklin
October 27, 2011
We will miss you Harold! Prayers are being lifted for Mary and the family.

Bill, Jan, and Kim Keesee
October 27, 2011
Mary and family....I saddend to learn of Harold's passing. Harold was a fine man and I know how much he loved his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Phyllis Rilee
October 27, 2011
Mary & Family,

We are deeply saddened by your loss, he was a wonderful man, and loved you all completely. We know he will be missed, even though we have not seen him for serveral years, we are all at a loss for this loving human being. We are so blessed to have had you, as our neighbors for the many years we did in Millwood. May the good memories carry you through the toughest times ahead and God sets him free from all his pain. What a beautiful angel, we all have in heaven waiting for our joining when we ourselves cross over, to such a beautiful place...

God Bless You All,
Maury & Cindy Carr
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