Harry Aristides PALAYNES

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PALAYNES, Harry Aristides

81, of Brandon, FL, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Central Park Rehabilitation Facility. Born and raised in Asbury Park, NJ, Harry worked nearly every year of his life, from the Asbury Park boardwalk as a teen, to just a few months ago as a Hillsborough County substitute teacher. After four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he dedicated the next 35 years to public school teaching in Maryland, and following his move to Florida, continued to substitute teach daily for over 15 years up until this past February, even with what turned out to be a severely dislocated hip and congestive heart failure. His resilience in the face of adversity and his willingness to champion the rights of the disadvantaged will always be remembered. He leaves behind his two daughters, Diana Fossum and Stacey Hirn; six grandchildren, Cara, Annie, Juliana, Jake, Elliot, and Mallory; his sister, Sophia Anest; his former wife, Phyllis Miller; among other loving family members and friends. A celebration of life will be held at his daughter Stacey's home from 3-5 pm on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests friends and family make a donation to a in his honor. Some we know Harry would like include the Hillsborough Education Foundation, ECHO of Brandon, Habitat for Humanity, or the Hillsborough County Democratic Organization.


Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 11, 2018