In memory of
John Allan Harm
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In memory of
John Allan Harm
1942 to 2016 John Allan Harm passed away on October 3, 2016, 5 days after he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He was surrounded by family as he went home to be with the Lord. John is now the guardian angel over his wife Barbara, his children; Jodie and RayMel, Russel and Lorraine, Jace and Rebeccah, Tracy and Clark, and Laura; his grandchildren: Travis and Jenny, Amber and Jose, Nicholas and Connie, Justin, Nathaniel, Cassandra and Dan, Matthew, Malorie, Mark, Ashlea and Hector, CJ, Kristopher and his great-grandchildren: Ava, Diego, Emma, Micah, Symphony, Josiah, Izaiah, and Dominic. He will also be watching over his siblings: Jim and Jan, Lorinda, and Patty; and all of their children and grandchildren. John's parents James and Lorinda, his brother Bob and his best friends, Stan and Jan, all welcomed John home into Heaven. John was born on July 30, 1942 to James E. and Lorinda Harm in North Dakota. He had 3 siblings; Jim, Bob and Lorinda. He moved to Long Beach before starting school and he graduated from Robert A. Millikan High School, class of 1961. After high school, John served his country in the Army as a firefighter during the Vietnam War. After the military, John found his passion as a firefighter/Paramedic for L.A County. He spent 37 years at Station 111 in Santa Clarita, CA, where he saved many lives, helped deliver many babies, calmed many during emergencies and served others through God's grace with his whole heart. John grew very close with his brothers at the station and his crew was later named the "God Squad". They had a brotherhood that lasted many years and after most retired, they kept in touch by scheduling monthly poker tournaments. John met the love of his life Barbara; and it didn't take him long to realize that Barbie (as he called her) was his bride to be. Their first date was in December and they were married by February. He always opened her doors, held her hand, kissed her hello and see- you-later, prayed with her and for her, stood by her side during life's best and most difficult times and eased her pains to the best of his abilities. Soon they relocated to Fillmore, CA where they purchased their home, which would later be named the Harm Farm. John also loved his 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren whole heartedly. He was their shepherd and protector. He shared beautiful memories over the years of swimming in the pool, playing in the creek, watching countless movies, relaxing in the hammocks, playing cards with his friends, going to hundreds of birthday parties, celebrating life achievements such as graduations, promotions, marriages, and being present for the births of all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His family could always count on him unconditionally. John had an undeniable strong work ethic and a servant's heart, which is why many called on him when they were in need. He was the first to arrive and he stayed until the job was complete. Somehow, he always had materials that were needed that you didn't think of until he was there. There was never a problem he couldn't fix and never a question he didn't have a response to, yet he always remained so humble He was very active in the Fillmore Foursquare Church. He became very close with many of the members. The Harm Farm was always open to host activities for the church gatherings. John and Barbara were also on the Citizen's Patrol. They volunteered for over ten years for the City of Fillmore and enjoyed helping out the community. John loved the holidays and all of the memories that were created with his family. He will be missed as the referee for the dice game during Christmas, cutting the turkey for Thanksgiving, lighting the fireworks on the 4th of July, and bringing cut-up watermelon and his yummy guacamole to potlucks. He was a loving, joyful, hard-working, humble, respectful, wise, caring, genuine, supportive, family man that loved the Lord with all of his heart and a great example for others to follow. This world will never be the same without him. Anyone that had the pleasure of meeting John Harm was truly blessed. A Celebration Of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Faith Community Church, 461 Central Avenue, Fillmore, CA 93015. Following the services, lunch will be served and everyone is encouraged to share their memories of John with the family. "Grandpa, I love you more." The Signal, October 15, 2016 Sign the Legacy online guestbook at www.signalscv.com Published on signalscv.com October 15 to October 21, 2010
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