July 23, 1932 ~ June 18, 2017
Harold Post Jr., 84, of Aurora, IL, formerly of West Haven, CT and Maineville, OH, passed away on June 18, 2017. He was born in New Haven, CT on July 23, 1932 to the late Harold Deming Post Sr. and Gertrude Bassett Post. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen (Gerald) Crossman of Elburn, IL, sister Eleanor (William) McGaffin, stepchildren Michael (JoAnn) Forte, Paul (Lori) Forte of Seymour, CT, and Jude Forte of Port St. Lucie, FL., grandchildren Kaitlyn (William) Livingstone, Stephen Crossman, Marc and Jonathan Forte, and Evan and Rheanna Buckman, and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Olivia Livingstone. He is predeceased by his wives, Marilyn Smith Post and Marie Forte Post, and grandchild Robert Crossman. After graduating from Boardman Trade School as an electrician in 1952, Harold served as a Corporal in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. He went on to work as an electrician for 22 years while also teaching night school at Eli Whitney Trade School. He then went on to work as Electric Supervisor and Chief of Maintenance Operations for VA Medical Center retiring in 1994. Harold was also a member of the West Haven First Congregational Church, Captain in the West Haven Volunteer Fire Dept, an active member of the Masons, having been Master Mason, Fellowcraft Club President, and Mason of the Year in 1979. In retirement he moved to Maineville, OH, where he served as Street and Zoning Commissioner, and was a member of the Maineville United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to visit with Harold's family from 8:30-10am on Saturday, July 8 in the BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. A service celebrating Harold's life will follow at 10am, including a Masonic Service conducted by Annawon Lodge #115. Interment with military honors will be held in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Donations in Harold’s name may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.