Harry F. Naughton

Harry F. Naughton

Harry F. Naughton, 80, of West Chester, PA, died Sunday March 17, 2013 at the Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit in West Chester, PA.

He was the husband of the late Marie Kirby Naughton. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Raoul Naughton and the late Margaret Wixted Naughton.

Harry attended the Girard College for Boys. At West Chester State Teachers College, he was a member of the 1950 Men's National Championship Soccer team. He also played professional soccer for the Philadelphia Nationals. He taught for over 30 years at both college and high school level, specializing in American History and Economics.

Harry was also a Korean War veteran serving in both the Navy and Merchant Marines. He prided himself as a world traveler and was a FEMA volunteer. He loved the beach and was an avid "antiquer".

He was a proud father and grandfather whose famous quote "be good or have fun" carries on with his family today.

The family wishes to thank all of the physicians, nurses, and caretakers for their special care during Harry's stay at the Chester County Hospital and Neighborhood Hospice.

He is survived by his children, Susan N. (John) Morgan of Yardley, PA, John T. (Holly) Naughton of West Chester, PA, and Tracy A. (Jim) Friel of Parkesburg, PA, and seven grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother Thomas Naughton.

Relatives and Friends are invited to his Visitation on Thursday March 21, from 7-9 pm at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc., 410 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Chester County Hospital Foundation, 701 E. Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380 and/or Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, 400 East Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380.



Funeral Home

DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home
410 North Church Street West Chester, PA 19380

Published in The News Journal on Mar. 20, 2013