Louis A. Harmon - 84
Zephyrhills, FL/Plainville, MA - Louis A. Harmon passed away on April 12, 2018 at the Tampa Veteran's Hospital after a brief period of failing health. He was surrounded by the love of his family when he passed.
He was the son of the late Lois and Ray Harmon and the youngest brother to the late Ralph, Robert (Bob) and Roger Harmon. He was born in Boston, MA on November 1, 1933 and spent the summers of his younger years working on a farm on China Lake in Maine.
In 1952, after graduating from Jamaica Plain High School, Lou enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. As a result of his service to our country, he is a United States Air Force Korean War Veteran and also a Disabled American Veterans Life Member. In 1953, while on leave, he married the love of his life Myrna-Jane Sundell. They were married for 65 years before her passing on January 11, 2018. Lou and Myrna were wonderful parents to their six children; Ray, Sandra, Garry, Lori, Mark and Kristen.
Never one to be idle, Lou was very active throughout his life. He ran track and played basketball while in high school and after he married, he square danced and played cards with Myrna and friends. As his children got older, camping became a favorite family adventure.
While working at Northrup Corporation as supervisor of the Final Test Department in the Aerospace Division, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at night from Johnson & Wales College.
At the age of 55, Lou retired and he and Myrna spent their winters in Zephyrhills, Florida where they made many new friends and spent their summers at their home in Plainville, Massachusetts.
He was very active in the Fraternal Order of Masons, was a member and held the top office in many of the following organizations: Bristol Lodge A.F. & A.M. - Past Master & Past Secretary, The Masters Lodge A.F. & A.M., Wellesley Lodge A.F. & A.M., Mount Tom Lodge A.F. & A.M., 17th Lodge of Instruction - Past Master, District Deputy Grand Master of Attleboro 28th Masonic District, Grand Marshal of Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and Senior Grand Warden of Grand Lodge of Massachusetts; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies - Valley of Boston: Boston Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Giles F. Yates Council, Princes of Jerusalem, Mount Olivet Chapter, Rose Croix, and Massachusetts Consistory, S.P.R.S.; York Rite: Rabboni Royal Arch Chapter, Attleboro Council R. & S.M.M., Bristol Commandery No. 29 K.T. and St. Bernard Commandery No. 12 K.T. - Guard; Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Forederatis; Shrine - Aleppo Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. - Adjutant; Grotto: Nava Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. - Past Monarch, Taleb Grotto M.O.V.P.E.R. - Trustee, New England Grotto Association - Past President and Supreme Council M.O.V.P.E.R. - Grand Trustee; South Eastern Massachusetts Past Masters Association; Order of Eastern Star - Anglestone Chapter #118 and Demolay - Sir Galahad Chapter - Chaplain.
He will be remembered for his kind heart, warm personality and dedicated service to his country and masonry; but more importantly, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Lou is survived by his loving family, Ray (son) and his wife Valerie of Summerset,SD; Sandra (daughter) of North Attleboro, MA; Garry (son) of Port Arthur, TX; Lori (daughter) and her husband Kenneth of Gilford, NH; Mark (son) and his wife Jamie of North Port, FL; Kristen (daughter) and her husband Kevin of Fayetteville, GA; 11 grandchildren: Tiffany, Cassie, Meredith, Brian, Erika, Brett, Nicole, Samantha, Stephen, Christopher and Robert; 4 great grandchildren: Makennah, Kylie, Henley and Aria.
Calling hours will be at Sperry-McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro, MA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5-8 P.M. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 P.M. during calling hours. The funeral will be at the Plainville Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, c/o Donor Relations, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 in memory of Louis A. Harmon.