Paul Harvey
1935 - 2017
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Paul Harvey

Jun. 08, 1935 - Jul. 18, 2017

GRANGER, IN. - Mr. Paul Harvey, 82 of South Bend, Indiana, formerly of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at Creekside Village in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Paul was born to the late Armey Lee Harvey and Rebecca (Redding) on June 8th, 1935 in South Bend, Indiana. He was united in holy matrimony to Sharon Marie Butler on February 26th, 1956. Paul worked as a South Bend Police Officer for over 20 years before relocating with his wife in 1979 to Benton Harbor to own and operate two McDonald's franchises. They moved back to South Bend once his Parkinson's disease began its progression in 2012.

He was a player at South Bend Central High School and led the team to the 1953 Indiana High School State Basketball championship. He was subsequently inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1995. He was a selfless man who helped many people throughout his life, until his health began to deteriorate in 2006. Many of his accomplishments include being a member of the Benton Harbor School Board, serving as the Benton Township Chief of Police as well as it's Supervisor, working for Darling International Inc., owner and operator of Michiana Sewer, along with numerous other board designations and appointments.

Paul had a lot of hobbies throughout the years; and entertaining for any and all was one of his favorites. However, his most favorite was running out on the football field alongside the players and coaches with the University of Notre Dame's Football team for almost 20 years. He was one of their biggest fans, and it allowed him to be a kid for several Saturdays in the fall during each of those years.

Survivors left to cherish his memory include one daughter Paula Harvey of Benton Harbor, Michigan; one son, Michael Harvey of Granger, Indiana; four grandchildren: Kellen and Jalen Harvey of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Nicole (Billy) Ryan of Orlando, Florida and Khris Harvey of Cocoa Beach, Florida; one great-grandchild Liam Ryan of Orlando; three sisters, Barbara Joseph of Conyers, Georgia; Joan Winters of South Bend, Indiana and Delores Moore of South Bend, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Armey and Rebecca Harvey; wife Sharon Harvey; brother Andrew Harvey and sister Anna Marie Harvey-Anderson.

A family gathering will take place from 10:00 a.m., to 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances Street, South Bend, IN., 46617 with Service of Celebration beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Alford's Mortuary.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Jul. 21, 2017.
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July 15, 2019
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU...
BOB CENTRAL 1952
BOB CEBRAT
July 27, 2017
Maxie Bolden
July 25, 2017
To The Harvey Family: "Let not your hearts be troubled"....
Captain Paul Harvey was a distinctive man among men and was special to all who knew him. He loved his family dearly, his friends and this city. I was blessed to get to know him many years ago and I always called him my friend. I was also blessed to come to know many members of this lovely family.
Thank God for the love you shared, your time together and the beautiful memories you'll always hold in your heart.
Dorothy A. Young
July 25, 2017
Mr. Paul Harvey was a Man among men. I will forever be grateful for this Gracious, Loving, Lovable, Beautiful and Wonderful Giant.

He, his Loving wife, Sharon and Loving daughter, Paula were there for me in my time of need.

You are all forever etched in my memories.

I truly thank my Savior and God for you all.

Goodbye for now my Notre Dame Dad.

Sincerely,
Milton Jackson
Milton Jackson
July 25, 2017
Mr. Paul Harvey was a Man among men. I will forever be grateful for this Gracious, Loving, Lovable, Beautiful and Wonderful Giant.

He, his Loving wife, Sharon and Loving daughter, Paula were there for me in my time of need.

You are all forever etched in my memories.

I truly thank my Savior and God for you all.

Goodbye for now my Notre Dame Dad.

Sincerely,
Milton Jackson
Milton Jackson
July 25, 2017
Mr. Paul Harvey was a Man among men. I will forever be grateful for this Gracious, Loving, Lovable, Beautiful and Wonderful Giant.

He, his Loving wife, Sharon and Loving daughter, Paula were there for me in my time of need.

You are all forever etched in my memories.

I truly thank my Savior and God for you all.

Goodbye for now my Note Dame Dad.

Sincerely,
Milton Jackson
Milton Jackson
July 24, 2017
To the Harvey family

We offer our sincere condolences on the passing of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Paul was a wonderful father and friend to everyone. He was a big man in presence, spirit, and heart.

It was such a blessing to have been able to know him during those years when the family lived on Edgewater. Simply put, it was fantastic in everyway. We were all so very fortunate whenever we had a moment to spend with him. He will always be remembered for the goodness he showed us.

Peace to you all.

Jim, Lee, Ben, and Chris.
Jim Lamb
July 24, 2017
It is with a saddened heart that we learned of Paul"s passing but he touched so many people and leaves a legacy of good will. May you remember him and treasure those memories. The Redding Family Reunion in Ohio, Georgia, Indiana and Michigan will miss him. Stay strong.
Shirley Redding Crosby
July 24, 2017
Shirley Redding Crosby
July 24, 2017
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this time. I worked with Paul at the S.B.P.D. and he was a Mentor to me. He will be missed but not Forgotten. He was a Man among Men.





Carolyn & Lou Grounds South Bend,Indiana
July 23, 2017
To the family of Paul Harvey: My stepfather was Gene O'Neill who was the equipment manager for the Notre Dame football team and was a friend of Paul for many years. I remember meeting Paul and was very impressed with his kindness and humility. We will be praying for all of you-Mark & Madeline Lewis
Mark Lewis
July 23, 2017
To the family and loved ones of Paul Harvey...

Paul was a family friend for many years. He was a man who lived a life of service to others. He was such a kindhearted guy with a great sense of humor and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He was extremely hospitable in opening the doors to his home readily.
Just know that When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to those fond memories because they are Paul's Legacy! His love, hard work, dedication, as well as the contributions made throughout the cities of South Bend and Benton Harbor can never be Erased.
We pray that you find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a long lived life. Stand strong in your Faith and may God's unfailing Love gives you peace.

Dr. & Mrs. James Henry Easton & Sons
July 23, 2017
I really missed Mr Harvey from Macdonald on m139. He was an inspiration.
Greta Joseph
July 22, 2017
JOHNNY WOODEN HAS ADDED ANOTHER PLAYER ON HIS ALL CENTRAL/UCLA BASKETBALL TEAM..
BOB CEBRAT
July 22, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Harvey family. Always had a good word about people. he will truly be missed.
Michael Bolin
Indiana State Police (Ret)
Fort Wayne, IN
July 22, 2017
Joan-So sorry for the loss of your brother Paul, truly an amazing man. May your memories comfort your heart.
Merci
July 22, 2017
Thank You'' RIP'
Larry Scott
July 22, 2017
To the Paul D.Harvey family
during this period of sorrow
our thoughts and prayers are
with you.
Reginald&Earnestine Howard
July 21, 2017
My condolence to Barbara,Delores,and Joan.
Paul was very unassuming and frendly for what I considered was a super star athlete. He was truly an All American person.
Clyde Alford
July 21, 2017
Clyde Alford
July 21, 2017
My condolence to Barbra, Delores, and Joan. I
July 21, 2017
A fine, caring man who always tried to take the time to listen. Mr. Harvey always seemed to take a bad situation- and make good out of it. He definitely had a"knack" for it. He (now, so obviously) seemed to be cut from a different cloth than many of the police officers he had worked with,- way back when. Always gave someone the benefit of a doubt, and offered hope, to many. He cared-and was a fine role model. Mike, you have so much to be proud of with your Dad, and may he rest in peace. Kurt Koloszar
Kurt Koloszar
July 21, 2017
So sorry for loss our loved ones are so important to us and my heart feels for you and you Family. From a fellow employee of Maintenace JoRae Mears
JoRae Mears
July 21, 2017
Condolences to the family during this very difficult time. Mr Harvey was a great man who touched many lives. May he Rest in eternal peace. Prayers to the family.
Sherri Jones
July 21, 2017
Paul Harvey was a family friend, athlete, police officer, personal bodyguard to Notre Dame Football Coach, and most of all a ROLE MODEL to everybody. He will be missed. South Bend and the entire area has lost a true HERO. Rest In Peace Paul. Your memory will be always a blessing to those who were lucky enough to know you.
Don & Helene Halasz
Plano, TX
Don Halasz
July 21, 2017
My sincere condolences to Paul's family and all his friends.
In the early 60's I met Paul while we were working on opening of Goldblatt's in Mishawaka. Again we met when I shared a hospital room with Charlie Chambliss. He was a great person then and continued to be an inspiration to so very many.
Rest easy, Paul. You earned it.
Tim Thilmn
July 21, 2017
Condolences to the Harvey tribe, on the loss of a truly good man. If we could all emulate him, there would be no racial divide.

His smile could light up a stadium, his handshake, a standing ovation. Sharon was a saint, allowing him out to pasture, spreading good will all day, every day.

Many of us have a "Paul Harvey' story, as do I, a memory that lasts with a smile. To share it would require several chilled, malted beverages on a sunny afternoon.

The tremors are gone now...rest in peace.
Charles Spiher
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