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Robert Harding

June 22, 1924 March 30, 2013
Robert Harding
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Obituary for Robert Harding

Robert H. Harding, a resident of Highland, died March 30, 2013. He was 88 years old.

Son of the late Howard and Eleanor Harding, brother of the late Donald Harding. Proceeded in death by his beloved wife Doris Harding. Beloved father of Robert Harding, Thomas (Cynthia) Harding, Christopher ( the late Patricia) Harding, Brian (Suzanne) Harding, and John (Lynnea) Harding. Dear grandfather of Stephen, Michael, Sara, Christopher, Stephanie, Jessica, Douglas, James, and Brittany. Step-grandfather of Jay, Rashelle, Mackenzie, and Jordan. Great grandfather of Haile, Lilly, Heavin, Rickey, David, Patrick, and Penelope. Brother in-law to Marion Schooley, Janet Brodzik, and the late Edward Brugman, Robert Brugman, Gerald Brugman, and Elmer LaFevre. Also survived by many extended family members and dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 3 PM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty, Milford. Friends may visit from 2 PM until time of Service.

Mr. Harding was proud of his WWII service in Italy with the 743rd Squadron of the 455th Bomb Group; part of the Fifteenth Air Force. Mr. Harding often spoke that his military service provided an opportunity to see parts of the world that he never expected to visit, and enabled him to experience historical landmarks firsthand. During his service in Italy he was chosen to be part of a select group of U.S. servicemen permitted to visit Switzerland for the first time since the war began. Upon discharge from the military, Mr. Harding returned to his position at Detroit Diesel, where he met his future wife. Mr. & Mrs. Harding together built Harding Tube Corporation and shared a love of travel around the country and to their Florida home for winters.

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