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Harold Harding, 68, of Hayes, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 24, 2011.

Harold was born in Newport News and attended Newport News High School. He became a resident of Gloucester in 1979. Harold was employed with Lamberth’s Building Materials, Gloucester store, until 1998 and retired in 2006 from Haabtec Inc., as a machinist.

He was a member of Coastal Community Church, Yorktown, where he served as a greeter. Harold enjoyed attending services with his church family and cared greatly about them. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson, Brandon. He also enjoyed his wonderful friends in the Haabtec Social Club.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Trevillian Harding; daughters, Beth Harding, and Susan Harding Flippin and husband Stephen; grandson and buddy, Brandon Flippin.

A Celebration of Life Service, conducted by Pastor Shaun Brown and Pastor Eric Robinson, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Coastal Community Church.

The family would like to thank Dr. J. P. Jones and the staff at Tidewater Heart Institute for the care Harold has received these last 36 years. Harold will be deeply missed by family and friends.

In Harold’s memory, contributions may be made to Coastal Community Church, 6406 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, Va. 23692.