Joseph M. "Mel" Harmon Jr.

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Joseph Melvin "Mel" Harmon Jr., 89, of Sykesville, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Garrison, he was the son of the late Joseph Melvin Harmon Sr. and Margaret Brown Harmon. He was the husband of Charlotte Virginia "Snooks" Harmon, his wife of 68 years.

He was a World War II veteran of the Navy and was a retired machine technician for Amtote. He was a life member of the Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Joan M. Glock, of Frederick, Joseph M. "Mel" Harmon III, of Berkley Springs, W.Va., Jack M. Harmon, of Lutherville, Richard C. Harmon, of Wilmington, Del., and Marjorie D. Dickey, of Sykesville; siblings James Harmon, of Gamber, and Pat Greene, of Sterling, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Virginia Ann Love; brothers Frank, Johnny and Billy Harmon; an infant sister; and a stepbrother, Elmer Hale.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Transitions Healthcare, Residence Council Fund, 7309 Second Ave., Sykesville, MD 21784.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Owings Mills
11605 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 356-7676
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 13, 2013
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