Harold E. Haslam

29 Oct 2019 | 03:53

Harold "Hal" E. Haslam of Sugar Loaf, N.Y., went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. He was 88.

Son of Jane (Perry) and Walter Haslam, he was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, on Feb. 10, 1931.

He graduated from Fort Hamilton High School and served four years in the U.S. Air Force, one year in Korea during the Korean War.

Hal enjoyed singing. He sang with the Sugar Loaf Methodist Church choir and for 13 years with the Hambletonian Barbershop Chorus and 20 years with the Pennyloafers Band. He was an active member of the Gideons International.

He was employed by the New York State Thruway Authority for 25 years.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Virginia, his wife of 52 years; daughter, Terri, and grandson, Jack Haslam of Sugar Loaf; his brother, Walter, and his wife, Muriel; sister, Marion Erdal, and her husband, Rasmus, of Ft. Collins, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation was planned for Oct. 31 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, N.Y. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date at the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church. Private interment will be in Orange County Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home.