Harold Lau
1956 - 2018
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Harold F. Lau
January 23, 1956 - February 4, 2018
Harold F. Lau, 62, passed away suddenly Sunday, February 4. He was the loyal, loving husband of Candice (Wilson) Lau. Harold was born in Seven Valleys on January 23, 1956, the son of the late G. Harvey and Beulah M. (Geiselman) Lau. He was a 1973 graduate of Spring Grove High School.
He is survived by his three daughters, Cantrell M. Frey, husband, Duane, and their children, Paige and Lauthan Frey; Jessica A. Tatar, husband, William, and their children, Elyse and Hudson Tatar; and Nicole Gossard, husband, Aron, and their children, Reagan, Harper and Gunnar Gossard. Also by his three step-daughters, Jamie B. Cook, her companion, Travis Aldinger, and their children, Maddisen and Bradyn Cook; Jennifer L. Ferber, husband, Jesse, and their children, Jaxon, Jensen and Judah Ferber; and Korrisa Herrold.
Harold worked as a Traffic Coordinator for thirty-one years at ABF Trucking Company in Carlisle.
He will be remembered for his outgoing and humorous personality, his passion for sports and the life lessons he instilled in many athletes through his numerous years of coaching youth sports as well as the West York Girls High School Basketball team from 1992-1999.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 9, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, February 10, from 10-11 a.m. with funeral service to follow at LeRoy R. Leber Funeral Home at 2290 School Street, York (Shiloh). Burial services immediately following at Mount Prospect Cemetery, Seven Valleys.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hellam Recreation, PO Box 22160 York, PA 17402-0139

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Published in York Daily Record on Feb. 7, 2018.
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February 11, 2018
Jess, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. So sorry about your dad. Hugs
Mariann Collins
February 10, 2018
Your family is kept in our prayers.
Peggy Bair
February 9, 2018
Harold RIP. I grew up in Seven Valleys with you. My brother, Skip is one of Harold's good friends. Thoughts and prayers are with Harold's family.
Debbie Ferree
February 9, 2018
Although I haven't seen Harold since we were kids in Seven Valleys, my brothers and I have fond memories of growing up with him! Wonderful smile and a great sense of humor! A tribute to Harold to learn how many folks he continued to touch throughout his life. Thoughts and prayers are with Harold's family as they recall and cherish a life well lived.

Tim Holmes
Bloomsburg, PA
February 9, 2018
Our hearts are saddened by the sudden passing of our neighbor. We will miss Bud's never-failing combo of quick smile, hearty laugh, and power wave. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends.
Joe & Pat Kochansky
February 8, 2018
Our deepest thoughts and prayers for Candi and the rest of the family. Harold will be sorely missed by all.
Debbie and Steve Myers
February 8, 2018
Floyd Thompson
February 8, 2018
Harold was always good for a laugh or good story. I worked him at ABF for his whole career there and though I retired 5 years ago I still work as a casual, and always looked forward to seeing Harold for a quick chat. I will miss seeing him there. My condolences and prayers to the family
Dan Jernigan
February 7, 2018
Trell and family,
So sorry to learn of the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences.
Sherrie Snyder
February 7, 2018
So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Harold was a coworker and friend for 30+ years. I enjoyed working with him and our conversations we've had about family and work and the good old days. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless.
Chuck Witter
February 7, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 7, 2018
Harold having to work from the front window last may.
Harold will be truly missed. I was blessed to call him my coworker for the past 3 years and enjoyed every time we turned over to each other. I'll never forget how we picked on each other's sports teams, talked family, and played around. I will remember him as a worker, friend, and incredibly genuine family man.
Jason Armstrong
February 7, 2018
So many great memories and good times coaching with you. I cannot express how grateful I am to have coached with you and to call you my friend. You had such a huge impact on me and the many athletes you coached. May you rest in peace.
Candi, Trell, Jess, and Nikki... my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Donnie Knaub
February 7, 2018
No matter how old we get we will always remember Harold Lau as Coach for Hellam Girls Basketball !!!! In celebrating his life yes he enjoyed sports but beyond that he enjoyed teaching values of life and taught us appreciation and to never give up!!! He was dedicated to all his children and protective!!! May his life always be celebrated...His spirit still lives on with God!!!! God Bless your family have faith and trust!!! ❤
Stephanie Wells- Fleming
February 7, 2018
My Deepest sympathy To you and your Family!!
Tammy Jones Peterson
February 6, 2018
Our deepest sympathy comes from Keith and my hearts. We will all get to see Gods face one day. Harolds time was now...You will be in our prayers.
Sending much love.
Keith and Beth Wright
Keith and Beth Wright
February 6, 2018
Candi , I am so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I pray that you find peace in your memories of all of the wonderful times and the love that you had for each other. God Bless you. Sending you all of our love .
Patti LaMotte
February 6, 2018
May you Rest In Peace, Harold. You made an incredible difference in my life and I'm forever grateful to you for that. Sending lots of love to your family, especially your three wonderful daughters who will continue your legacy through all they do. ❤
Laura Marinak
February 6, 2018
Trel, Jess and Nikki, so sorry for your loss. Many good memories with with your dad and yourselves. I enjoyed coaching with and just spending time with Harold. He was always so proud of his daughters, and although I have not seen him in awhile his positive attitude and very genuine personality will be missed
-Larry Young
February 6, 2018

Scott and I have been blessed to call you and Harry friends. It was such fun watching our husbands become great friends and share motorcycle stories. Scott loved picking on Harry about his bike and always enjoyed Harry's phone calls when he needed a quick fix so he could keep the Harley on the road. The many memories of our monthly get together and the laughter and tears we shared can never be taken away. So glad that Harry and you found each other and made it work!!! Prayers for a peace that passes understanding my friend...Love to all!
Lynn Edris
February 6, 2018
We had good times together and made the best of adversity and I will always remember our trip to the Phillies game.You were a good man and well-respected by all who knew you and those whose lives you touched.
Barry Boeshore
February 6, 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Harold for 24 years at ABF. I will always remember his friendly smile and wonderful personality.
charlie copeland
February 6, 2018
From bob annette sue roger tiffany jess and courtney chisnell.may this candle light the way for your new journey and you be at peace.until we meet again.and we shall.always remembered
Annette Chisnell
February 6, 2018
Harold was a really good man.and was 1 of the nicest people i got to meet.and know in this world.he always seemed happy.and was a gr8 fam man.his life on this earth will never be forgotten because he touched so many.god speed good man.god speed
Annette Chisnell
February 6, 2018
Harold was my co worker for 32 years I consider him my friend I will miss him he was a very special person. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
doris showaker
February 6, 2018
No words Candy! Can't imagine your loss! All my sympathy and prayers for you and your family in this time!! Sending warm thoughts!
Kathy Baker-Horne
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