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Harry Hall

SHARON —Harry Hall II died peacefully in his sleep on May 7, 2019. He was 92 years old.

Born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., to Elizabeth (Hubbard) and Perciful Arden Hall, he grew up in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Harry was raised on a farm with fond memories which he carried into his later years as a gentleman farmer in Sharon.  

He attended the Navy V-12 Naval Officer College Training program, received a full scholarship to Phillips Academy at Andover and then graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

He was a 40-plus year veteran of Domino Sugar Company/Amstar Corporation. His career started in New Orleans, La., where his three children were born, and quickly moved up the ladder to a managerial position in New York City where he stayed until his retirement. He finished his career there as chief engineer and vice president.

Harry had many interests and talents including fishing (despite acknowledging his son Peter was a better fisherman), woodworking, reading, gardening, cooking and bridge. 

He ran the Sharon Bridge Group for many years and looked forward to sharing every Wednesday with the devoted players and then entering the scores for the local newspaper.

In addition, Harry was a master at hosting engaging and delicious dinner parties with a vast group of devoted and interesting friends.

While living in Sharon in his retirement years, he served as president of the Sharon Sewer and Water Commission with  benefits many residents enjoy today.  

He is survived by his three children, Kathy Foster Fricker and her husband, Jake, of Sharon, Peter Arden Hall and his wife, Barbara, and Libby Hall-Abeel and her husband, Chris, of Sharon; his sister, Barbara (Hall) Seay of Raleigh Durham, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kelly, Cobb and Scott; two step-grandchildren, Alan and Ralph; two great-grandchildren, Heidi and Bailey; a step-great-grandchild, Juliette; his nieces, Karen, Sarah Elizabeth and Suzanne; and his nephews, Jamie and Douglas.

A celebration of life will be held at the Noble Horizons  Community Center on Friday, May 17, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association’s hospice.

Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.