Obituary: James H. Harvey
James H. Harvey, Jr., died on Feb. 1 after an eight year battle against lung cancer.
Mr. Harvey was born in Stamford, on Feb. 21, 1929.
He graduated from Stamford High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1947. After boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., he was stationed at the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the honor platoon at Eighth and I where he provided security and ceremonial honor functions at the White House, Arlington National Cemetery and at Camp David.
He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1950, and while on post discharge leave, he met Linnette while visiting a friend in Binghamton, N.Y. They were married on April 21, 1951 and then moved to Connecticut. Mr. Harvey began what was to become a 22-year career with the Darien Police Department in January 1956. After retirement from the police department, the couple moved to Windsor, New York. He worked as a security officer for Singer Link in Binghamton and Dick's Sporting Goods Warehousing and Distribution.
Mr. Harvey was predeceased by his parents, James H. Harvey, Sr. and Margaret (Milton) Harvey, his sister Miriam, and his son Kevin. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linnette (Hillary) Harvey, his daughter Karen and husband Vic of Darien, son Stephen and wife Leslie of Port Orchard, WA, and his sisters Irene, Dorothy and Eleanor; daughter-in-law Esther. He was the proud grandfather of Jeremy and Jessie, Laura, Keith, Shannon, Sean, Meghan and Jim and great-grandfather of Jake, Jillian and Parker.
A Memorial Mass was held at Our Lady Of Lourdes Church in Windsor, N.Y. on Friday, Feb. 7.
Memorial donations may be made to Helping Hands of Broome County organization at helpinghandsofbroomecounty.com or to the Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc. at ctftdfoundation.org.