In memory of
William Hartman Harder Jr.
In memory of
William Hartman Harder Jr.
William Hartman Harder, Jr. William (Bill) Hartman Harder Jr. of Rancho Mirage, CA passed away at his home November 9, 2017, his 80th birthday. Bill was born in Buffalo, NY on November 9, 1937 to the late William Hartman and Jane (Torrence) Harder. He graduated from Nichols School in Buffalo. After attending Rochester Institute of Technology for a year, he served in the US Army from 1956 to 1960. After his army service, he had a long career in the Materials Handling industry as a salesman, engineer and business owner. Bill had a wonderful sense of humor and loved people. He was happiest when he was helping others. He was a member of the Masonic Service Association of North America and the Al Malaikah Shriners. He was an avid amateur ham radio operator and for many years, offered radio communications support to the Tournament of Roses Parade, Special Olympics, Tour de Palm Springs Bike Ride and other events where ham radio communications were requested. He was a long time Board Member of Mountain View Villas Homeowners Association, life member of the Good Sam's Radio Hams RV Club, a long-time member of the Elks Lodge and member of the Palm Springs Air Museum. He loved, and was an enthusiastic supporter of, Dixieland Jazz and numerous festivals. In his later years, he loved RV'ing and traveling with his companion, Sharon. He is survived by daughter Emily (Thomas) Garrity, son William (Diana) Hartman Harder III, daughter Liesl (James) Kielp, his loving friend Sharon Hestdalen, brother Torrence Harder and sisters Luella Johnson and Sarah Harder as well as 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will greet friends and relatives at a celebration of his life party at The Elks Lodge 67491 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA, 92234 at 2PM on January 27, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children donate.lovetotherescue.org/BillHarderJr or by mail to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 K6PYT Signing Off, Over and Out
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In memory of
William Hartman Harder Jr.
William Hartman Harder, Jr. William (Bill) Hartman Harder Jr. of Rancho Mirage, CA passed away at his home November 9, 2017, his 80th birthday. Bill was born in Buffalo, NY on November 9, 1937 to the late William Hartman and Jane (Torrence) Harder. He graduated from Nichols School in Buffalo. After attending Rochester Institute of Technology for a year, he served in the US Army from 1956 to 1960. After his army service, he had a long career in the Materials Handling industry as a salesman, engineer and business owner. Bill had a wonderful sense of humor and loved people. He was happiest when he was helping others. He was a member of the Masonic Service Association of North America and the Al Malaikah Shriners. He was an avid amateur ham radio operator and for many years, offered radio communications support to the Tournament of Roses Parade, Special Olympics, Tour de Palm Springs Bike Ride and other events where ham radio communications were requested. He was a long time Board Member of Mountain View Villas Homeowners Association, life member of the Good Sam's Radio Hams RV Club, a long-time member of the Elks Lodge and member of the Palm Springs Air Museum. He loved, and was an enthusiastic supporter of, Dixieland Jazz and numerous festivals. In his later years, he loved RV'ing and traveling with his companion, Sharon. He is survived by daughter Emily (Thomas) Garrity, son William (Diana) Hartman Harder III, daughter Liesl (James) Kielp, his loving friend Sharon Hestdalen, brother Torrence Harder and sisters Luella Johnson and Sarah Harder as well as 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will greet friends and relatives at a celebration of his life party at The Elks Lodge 67491 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA, 92234 at 2PM on January 27, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Shrine Hospital for Children donate.lovetotherescue.org/BillHarderJr or by mail to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 K6PYT Signing Off, Over and Out
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