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John P. "Jack" Harding

1926 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
John P. "Jack" Harding Obituary
May 2, 1926 - August 31, 2017 John P. Harding, Jack, lived a full and joyful life with lots of sailing and skiing filling many years. Vermont was his home for his family-rearing years with his wife Marie. Daughters Marcy and Kathy grew up in Shelburne and Marcy stills lives in Vermont with her husband Dan Martin. Kathy Copeland lives in Mammoth Lakes, CA, with her husband Jack Copeland. Two grandchildren, Chelsea Martin and Duncan Martin, adored their Papa. Jack was very involved in his community and was instrumental in the founding of Champlain Valley Union High School. For many years he was an active member of the Lake Champlain Yacht Club and the Maritime Museum at Channel Islands Harbor. He worked for General Electric for 22 years and then moved to California in 1969 to work for Litton Industries. He and Marie had a lovely home and many friends in Westlake Village as well as lifelong friends in Vermont. Jack and Marie travelled extensively and loved learning about the arts and crafts of different cultures. A couple of days before he died he listed 50+ countries he had visited in his travels. Jack was born on May 2, 1926 and passed peacefully on August 31, 2017 having lived a happy and fulfilling life to the end. Donations in his honor can be made to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, PO Box 7275, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2017
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