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Harold D. McDiarmid

February 3, 1928 October 24, 2010
Harold D. McDiarmid
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Obituary for Harold D. McDiarmid

Harold D. McDiarmid, a long time resident of Milford, died on early Sunday morning, October 24, 2010 after a long illness. He was 82 years old. Born on February 3, 1928 in St. Johns and raised in Garden City, he was the son of Kenneth and Susie Belle (Orweller) McDiarmid. Harold graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn in 1946. On October 28,1950 he married his high-school sweetheart, Marge Antczak at St. Raphael�s Church in Garden City. He went off to Korea to serve as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, returning in 1952 to work at the Cadillac plant in the chrome plating department. He later drove trucks and low-boys at Cadillac. He was a hard worker and always willing to pitch in and help in any capacity. In 1970 he and Marge and their young family moved to Milford where Harold was a member in Post 216 of the American Legion and he worked at Gradall Rental in Romulus from which he eventually retired.
Harold McDiarmid had a huge heart full of love and gratitude for his family and friends. He was a man of abiding faith, through good times and sad times and was a member of St. Mary�s Parish in Milford and St. Michael�s in Roscommon where he and Marge moved fifteen years ago. He enjoyed making crafts, boating, and entertaining his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by Margaret, his beloved wife of sixty years; sons, Michael (Jill) of Milford and Charles (Alice) of Fowlerville; daughter, Dee Anne Ruggles, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Roberta Poynter and many extended family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Duane (d.1976).

A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Road, Milford, on Thursday, October 28, at 11AM with Fr. Ron Anderson officiating. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Milford Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Wednesday, October 27, 3-9PM, with a Rosary at 7PM. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of your choice or to your local hospice. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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