Harry Charles Hall was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He grew up poor but resourceful in Brooklyn, New York.
Harry earned a scholarship to a Catholic high school, joined the Navy and then went to Manhattan College on the GI bill. While a student he worked as a soda jerk to support himself and at the counter he met his to-be-wife Pauline Greeley, who had moved to the Big City from White Plains. They married in August 1951 with the first of their six children – Candice, Susan, Melinda, Stacy, Tracy, and Troy – arriving the next year.
Harry, ever hard working, pursued a personal career with a succession of multi-national firms, moving his growing family from New York, to Indonesia, to California, to Belgium, to Rhode Island and finally to New Jersey. After he and Pauline retired to Denver, Harry served as a president of Trout Unlimited, as a Roxborough Park ranger and as a board member on The Preserve homeowners association, he built trails, taught driving safety classes, and helped Pauline with her doll shop. They traveled widely, visiting the world, even Patagonia for fishing, and their dozen grandchildren – Jef. Thea, Trore, David, Kyle, Breda, Charlotte, Amy, Dana, Martin, Maja and Patrick – until Pauline’s death in 2009.
Greenwood Village formally declared a Harry Hall Day in thanks for his civic engagement. He taught safe driving classes at Greenwood for 10 years.
Harry married Sue Shulman, now Sue M. Hall, originally from Missouri, in February 2012. They moved to Holly Creek. Harry cared very much about his family, friends, and those he met in his travels. His children and grandchildren are honored by the legacy of his 88 years well lived.
Harry’s life will be celebrated on April 2 at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Holly Creek Christian Living Community.
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