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Hardie Pilkinton, Jr
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Birth: May 5, 1928
North Kannapolis
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 2006
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA

Hardie was the youngest of four children. He was my mothers youngest brother. Right after high school he entered the Navy, and later transfered into the air force where he retired after well over twenty years of service.

He served within three wars, The very end of WWII, Korea and Viet nam. He gained a Masters in education and taught High school in Honolulu. He was also the director of adult education which taught english to immingerants.

He married a woman that was a Hawaiian native and her decent was Japineese.He met her in Japan when both of them were there working on base. They were married for over fifty years. I had always said that if I were to have a marriage it would be one like theirs. I told them if there was any marrage as close to being perfect it was theirs. They were very devoted to one another.

They both retired and traveled around the world. He enjoyed cruises, verses plains as he could relax and not pack up everytime he had to leave the area. He also enjoyed dancing and he and his wife took dance classes twice a week. It became more inportant to feed the stray cat he found at the location than to dance.

The cat would actually come running when it heard his car pull up, and would enjoy the feast my uncle would bring to it. As a gesture of kindness the cat would rub its head on my uncles shoe before he left. It was the only human contact the cat had.

So many people approached me and told me what a wonderful man he was, and how much he would do for them in their time of need. He was a loyal friend and I never heard a cross word from his lips about anyone. Many people say they have an empty place in their hearts becasue of his loss.

Everyone will miss his sense of humor and his light hearted ways. I loved him dearly. He was not only my uncle but my friend. He was cremanted and placed in a nitch at Punch bowl which he will share with my aunt. His death was caused by Lung cancer.

Many thanks to Karin Green For taking the time and effort to take the pictures of my uncle and aunts nitch, no words can express my apprecaition for your kindness.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Nitch
Created by: AMMNY
Record added: Oct 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16229060
Hardie Pilkinton, Jr
Added by: Karin Green
Hardie Pilkinton, Jr
Added by: Karin Green
Hardie Pilkinton, Jr
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