|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1921|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 2010|
Harold L. Stafford of 959 Mayfield Road, Sharpsville, passed away peacefully of natural causes at 1:10 a.m. Saturday (8-7-10) in his residence with his family at his side. He was 88.
Mr. Stafford was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Greenville, a son of Jesse L. and Gertrude Frye Stafford.
He was a 1939 graduate of Greenville High School.
Mr. Stafford retired in 1986 from Ivor J. Lee Co., where he was a pilot for 15 years. Previously he worked as a pilot with the former Yobe Electric, Sharon; T. Bruce Campbell Construction, West Middlesex; and Kirila Contractors, Brookfield. He was a private pilot for William Campbell Jr. and William Campbell Sr.
With his wife, Mr. Stafford owned and operated Stafford Cleaners in Sharpsville from 1948-68.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sharon, and Sharpsville Service Club for more than 50 years, where he was a Santa Claus helper. He was also a member for more than 50 years of Free and Accepted Masons R.W. Grand Lodge.
A decorated veteran of World War II, Mr. Stafford served with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in Africa for three years with the Army Airways Communication Division.
He enjoyed playing the bass guitar and was a member of the Jerry Edwards Band for 10 years.
He is survived by: his wife of 66 years, the former Betty Dickson; sons, Brian and his wife Martha; and Douglas; and grandchildren, Ben and his wife Sarah; Maggie and her husband Okan; and Holly. Two great-grandsons, Max and Tyler, brought him great joy in recent years.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and a son, J. Bruce Stafford.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Buhl Farm Trust, Box 709, Sharon, PA 16146.
Harold L., 88, of 959 Mayfield Road, Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 4 to 6 p.m. Monday (8-9-10) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may send condolences by visiting our web site at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Memorial service at 6 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Hink, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Sharon, officiating.
Inurnment: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.
Created by: Melissa R.
Record added: Jan 27, 2011
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