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1943 Paul 2023

Paul E. "Pete" Harmon Jr.

February 5, 1943 — March 17, 2023

Paul E. “Pete” Harmon, Jr., 80, of Monrovia, passed away March 17, 2023.  He was born February 5, 1943 to the late Paul E. Sr., and Laura (Gonzales) Harmon in Indianapolis, IN.  He was a retired union electrician from IBEW local 481 retiring in March of 2006.  He was also a member of the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge #162.  Paul enjoyed bowling and helping maintain the Circle of Lights for downtown Indianapolis with other Local 481 retirees.  As for hobbies and achievements he and his friend Gary used to own a sailboat on Lake Michigan. He once ran the Chicago marathon. After retirement, he enjoyed dancing - mainly ballroom, country two step, and Schottische. He was a very active and independent person. He could build or repair just about anything. He enjoyed golfing and taught his son to golf. They enjoyed sharing golf stories. Paul was a great father for his son. Took him to many Indy 500 races, Colts games, Pacer games, long bike rides including the hilly hundred and great vacations. He was always willing to teach what he knew and give good advice. During his time in the Air Force, he served in Alaska on the Aleutian Island chain and spoke Russian with Russian pilots. He also overheard the first man in space, Yuri  Gagarin, speaking with his ground crew. He was also stationed in West Germany and had stories about visiting the Berlin Wall. He also enjoyed genealogy and traced the Harmon name back to 1676.  Paul is survived by his son, David A. Harmon and his fiancé, Carla; two brothers, James R. (Cara) and John B. (Janice) Harmon; a step-sister, Laurel (Tom) Setser; and 3 grandchildren, Andrew (Lirah) Harmon, Michael and Joshua Harmon; and his oldest friend Gary Stutz.    He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Dawn Harmon.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, Plainfield , where friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 am until service time at 1:00 pm.  Burial with military honors will be at Clayton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Home Foundation, Wheeler Mission or the Salvation Army. 

 

 

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