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HARRINGTON Earl Harrington, a 5 time Mayor of Orange Park, died at home on July 7, 2013; he was 86. A life time resident of Orange Park, he was born on January 1, 1926 to Allen H. Harrington and Mary A. (Doyle) Harrington. He was the older of two children; Sister Carol (Hogan). At 18, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps serving two years in the Aleutians. Following his discharge in early 1947, he returned home to Florida and two years later married Katie Mae Hall. Earl worked for NAS Jacksonville NADEP in the aircraft repair shops and ground support from 1947 to 1981 and retired after 34 years. After retirement, he became actively involved in politics serving on numerous boards, committees, and councils. One of the many accomplishments credited to Mayor Harrington is the American Pie 4th of July Celebration in Orange Park. Earl was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, GCS Chapter No. 45. He also volunteered as a Reserve Deputy for the Clay County Sheriffs Office for many years. Earl is preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law Jim Hogan. He leaves behind, his loving wife of 64 years, Katie Harrington; sister Carol Hogan; daughter Toni Harrington Sewell (Curtis Jr); son Darry Harrington (Cindy); step son David Earl Hall (Elaine) both of Bainbridge, GA; his grandchildren: Ericka, Marsha, Curtis Allen, Melissa, Michael, Preston, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a past member of Orange Park First Baptist (childhood 1972) and Island View Baptist (1972-present). Visitation at 10:00 on July 15 at Island View Baptist Church followed by the service at 11:00; Interment at Magnolia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BASCA, Inc. Please sign the online guestbook at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on July 13, 2013
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