February 10, 1944 - December 7, 2020
TACOMA, Washington - Harry was born in Greenwich, CT on 2/10/1944. He passed away in Tacoma on 12/7/2020 after a valiant fight with Alzheimer's disease.
Harry's passion for athletics developed early in life, playing multiple sports at Franklin Pierce high school, where he graduated in 1961. In 1966 Harry graduated from Pacific Lutheran University and began his long career in education teaching for the Tacoma school district. In 1975, Harry graduated from Ohio University with a Master's degree in Athletic Administration which led to his work at Green River Community College where he served as Athletic Director and Varsity Softball Coach. Harry was also a very successful real estate investor.
Harry founded the Tacoma Teacher's Ski Club at Crystal Mountain, served on the Crystal Mountain Founders Club board of Directors, served as a registered official for football and basketball for 35 years and was passionate about coaching youth sports.
Harry leaves behind his wife Kim; daughter Amy (Ben) Trachte and their two boys Gunnar and Gavin; daughter Josie (Andy) Jacques-Maynes and their kids Yvonne and Liam; his son Billy; and his faithful dog Boulder. He is also survived by his brother George (Denise); many nieces and nephews; his friend of 50+ years Mike Clancy; his first wife Kathy; and many others. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Harry Beggs, his sister Mary and his brother Robert.
We will have a celebration of Harry's life this summer when we can gather and tell stories. Please consider a donation to the Tacoma Athletic Commission in Harry's memory (Tacoma Athletic Commission, P.O. Box 11304 Tacoma, WA 98411) or to the Alzheimer's Association
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