David Hardison
1965 - 2020
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Mr. David Allen Hardison, 54, of Ijamsville passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen Hardison, and loving father of Benjamin Allen Hardison. He was born on October 9, 1965 in Washington, D. C. to parents Dalton Ray and Rebecca Beaman Hardison.

David graduated with a master's degree from Johns Hopkins School of Engineering and became a devoted civil servant, spending many years at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center most recently as Deputy Director for Earth Science Missions. He will be remembered for his love for family and friends and his great passion for music.

In addition to his wife, son, and mother, he is survived by his brothers Dalton R. (Jana) Hardison, Jr., Frederick M. Hardison, and Christopher R. (Sara) Hardison. He will also be missed by his in-laws Anita Westcott, Diane Westcott, Francine (Lee) Miles, Raymond (Jessica) Westcott, Philip (Lindsay) Westcott, Erin (Bryan) Allen, Danny Westcott, and many nieces, nephews, additional family, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. A Catholic Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Rd, Ijamsville, MD.


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Published in The Frederick News-Post from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2020.
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February 24, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful friend. We will love you and miss you always.
Cliff Whitford
Friend
February 13, 2020
RIP, David. Condolences to you Kathy and to Ben. David will be missed by many.
Sandra Nicol
Acquaintance
February 11, 2020
I got to know David when we worked on the GPM FSW team for launch. Always pleasant, easy to talk with and highly knowledgeable. Had seen him recently and was stunned by the news.
Michael Lambertson
Coworker
February 10, 2020
To the Hardison Family, I am so very sorry for the loss of David. We were next door neighbors in Waldorf on Jefferson Road as well as friends. May God bless you all and ease your grief during this most difficult time.
Theresa RIcco -Hook
February 10, 2020
You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers! Sending much love & prayers!
The Bader Bamily
February 9, 2020
I had the great pleasure of working with David in the Flight Software Branch at NASA/GSFC. He always brought a peacefulness with him to work that made this rocket science we do come to an ease. After he left the branch, each time our paths crossed, there was that peace again he always left with me. I am very saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences go out to his family and all the lives he has touched with his gentle peacefulness.
Susie Strege
Coworker
February 9, 2020
Kathy, Ben and family we are so sad to hear the news of David passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dennis and Debbie Beamon
February 9, 2020
Dear Kathy and Ben,

We are so sorry to hear the tragic news of David's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you. If there is anyway we can provide support or assistance during this painful time, please reach out. And please know that you both have a place of respite out west here in Colorado. Our deepest condolences, and sympathies and may you feel God's grace and love during this very painful time.

The Hammond's who used to live on Gray Marsh place
Chris, Dana, Tim and Matt
Chris and Dana Hammond
Neighbor
February 9, 2020
To say that David was one of the nicest guys one could ever meet is an understatement. Kathy and Ben, your loss is our loss, too. We share your sadness and treasure our memories of David. God bless you both and the soul of a man, gone too soon.
LAWRENCE COEN
Teacher
February 8, 2020
I will always remember you for your kindness and smile. You made my high school years brighter.
Anne Marie Elder
February 8, 2020
To David's family and friends, During this difficult time, I pray the Lord brings peace to your hearts and minds as you try to focus on the beautiful memories you made together.
Cindy Guy
Classmate
February 8, 2020
To the Hardison family. May God bless you and keep you during this most difucult time . My condolences to you all .
Brian Gehrt
Classmate
February 8, 2020
Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ben. Be comforted in knowing good memories never leave the heart which is where he will remain.

Barbara Linsmeier
February 8, 2020
Kathy and Ben, We are deeply sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that we are here for you if you need anything at any time. Diane and Jeff
Diane and Jeff Fink
February 7, 2020
Kathy and Ben I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts. Love you Jane and Gerald
Gerald Beaman
Family
February 7, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with David on multiple Goddard projects and also serving as his supervisor. David was a kind man of high integrity and an excellent software engineer. My deepest condolences on your tragic loss.
David McComas
February 7, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Teresa Janis
Family
February 7, 2020
Kathy, Ben and family... You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find strength in each other and all your friends. You have my deepest condolences on your loss.
Gina Tallon
Gina Tallon
Friend
February 7, 2020
Kathy and Ben, Tom and I are so saddened to hear about David's death. You are in our hearts and in our prayers. Camille Yuscak
February 7, 2020
David was a wonderful person to work with. He was very kind and generous with his thoughts and his time. I am so very saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will truly be missed.
Robin Clemente
Coworker
February 6, 2020
Dear Kathy and Ben,
So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
David was such a kind man, and was always there for us when we needed help.
In deepest sympathy, Carol, John and Meredith
Carol Kramer
Neighbor
February 6, 2020
Kathy and Ben
We are so very sad to hear this news and hope and pray that your many treasured memories can comfort you in the difficult time ahead. With love and deepest condolences, Linda, Jim, Kendal, Ava and Audrey Ward
Linda Ward
February 6, 2020
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February 6, 2020
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February 6, 2020
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February 6, 2020
Our hearts are broken. Praying for you and Ben.
Michele Nicol
Friend
February 6, 2020
Deepest condolences to the Hardison family. I worked with Dave at NASA/GSFC and was sad to read the shocking news. I worked with Dave on several projects. One of them was a project that took us to Fort Sumner, New Mexico many years ago. Dave was always friendly when we crossed paths. RIP Dave!!
Walt Moleski
Coworker
February 6, 2020
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February 6, 2020
We're praying for Kathy, Ben, the Hardison's and the Westcott families on David's passing.
We're truly sorry for your loss. Please Rest in Peace David, you touched each of our lives, & we'll miss you.
Much love from the Hansen, Benzinger & Tavares families.
Kathy & Steve Benzinger
Friend
February 6, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to Kathy, Ben, and all their family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Lucente Family
February 6, 2020
I am profoundly sorry for David's passing. Kathy and Ben, you have my continuing prayers.

I love you all,
Betty and Dave Ballot
Elizabeth Ballot
February 6, 2020
Kathleen and Ben,

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in out thoughts and prayers

Lee, Stelly, Sarah and Micah Cattell
February 6, 2020
So very sorry to see this! Prayers to Kathleen and Ben at this difficult time. You are truly in our thoughts and will continue to receive our prayers for comfort and peace.


God Bless You All,

The Naumoff Family,
Tony & Cara
February 5, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Kathy, Ben and their extended family on David's passing. May you find comfort in knowing others care and that you are in the prayers of so many. May eternal rest be granted upon David.
Peace be with you,
The Brock Family
February 5, 2020
Prayers to Kathleen and Ben In this difficult time. If you need anything at all, just ask.

Dan and Jen Shapiro
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