In memory of
Harvey Alan Hailer
Harvey Alan Hailer We remember Harvey Alan Hailer on February 12, 2017 which would have been his 71st birthday. Harvey died quietly at home on July 18, 2016 with his old pal of 55 years/wife of 45 years, Sandy Lew-Hailer. While years of remarkable care from doctors at the PolyClinic allowed him to enjoy life right up to the last week, cancer simply overwhelmed him. Incredibly steadfast, loving and supportive as a father to Lillian Lew-Hailer and Kevin Lew-Hailer, he will be remembered with love and joy every day. In an ever-changing variety of roles in aerospace training at Boeing, Harvey spent 33 years there, meeting challenges creatively, changing as the times themselves changed. Likewise, he spent 45 ever-changing, often surprising years with Sandy. As her career changed, he knew exactly how to encourage and foster new ideas. Because he planted the idea, and because he was always her solid, silent partner, "sandylew"--a lively women's boutique thrives in downtown Seattle. After retirement in 2013, Harvey returned with great joy to his beloved photography. And in 2015 he won first prize in photography at the Western Washington State Fair! Born in Osh Kosh Wisconsin, Harvey moved with his family from Madison to the San Jose area in California. An Eagle Scout and a Merit Scholar, Harvey entered the University of California, Berkeley recognized as a state scholar. He graduated with degrees in Biology and German and went on to earn Masters degrees in Biology and IT Education from San Jose State University. Harvey is also survived by two beloved younger sisters-Barbara Hailer, her children and grandchildren and Janet Hailer-all living in California, as well as many California and Midwestern cousins. In addition, he will be truly missed by Sandy's siblings & cousins as well as their godchildren - Evan Horowitz, Neal Horowitz, Katie Akana and Andrea Affleck. In lieu of a memorial service, Sandy, Lillian and Kevin will visit National Parks at Harvey's request. Donations in Harvey's name to the National Parks would be a lovely and welcome remembrance. Better yet- he would be SO happy for you to visit a National Park!
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