Harold D. Post, Jr.

harold post, jr.
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.

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  1. I have many fond memories and stories to tell about when Harold and I worked together as electricians for local 90 in New Haven. A smart man who always worked his way to the top! Thanks Harold….Until we all meet again!

  2. My heart is heavy as I say goodbye to my Stepfather Corporal Harold Post Jr. He was an amazing man to my Mother. Together they made two families one. Hal thought of me like a Son, I am forever grateful. I am the Father I am today because of Hal, he taught me importance of Family and commitment. I hope I made him proud. I love you and miss you Hal. Paul

  3. I feel so blessed to have known Harold Post Jr. My husband and I and I bought his home in Maineville Ohio in 2012. He was such a respectful man, and had a great sense of humor. I have so many fond memories of him at Maineville Methodist chirch. We have really missed him at church. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathleen Post-Crossman and family at this difficult time.

  4. I too feel so blessed to have know Hal, Harold Post Jr. The first time I met him was 1994 when I moved into the neighborhood 2 doors down from Hal, Marie, and Heinz! I knocked on his door bawling my eyes out because I couldn’t find my cat who temporarily disappeared during moving in day. Hal was such a comforter, jolly person and always smiling. Never did lose that Connecticut accent! We loved him and miss him dearly! Hal was Mr. Maineville! He knew everyone and kept things running or at least kept everyone on their toes! The Parkers will be praying for you Kathleen and your family. God bless you!

  5. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Harold Post, Jr. After putting out the email to the Brothers informing them that we are performing a Masonic Service for Brother Hal I received some calls and emails from Brothers that shared with me remembrance of the energy, vitality and devotion to Annawon Lodge Brother Hal had in the past. May he rest in peace. Frank Mangiero Worshipful Master, Annawon Lodge #115

  6. Sorry about Hal passing. I know I miss his phone calls with, . Hello Stinky, How is the weather there?. Time will help heal all they say, I can’t be sure every time. I get a phone call I expect to hear his voice. Even if we were not close we still thought a lot of each other. I am sure I can’t be there as Bill is weaker each day. Take care and keep in touch. Hal’s last words were he wouldn’t be able to come here for my service and not to worry about his. Big Sister Eleanore

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful Uncle to me. I wish I was able to attend the services, my heart is with all of you.

  8. I have so many fond memories of both of your parents, Kathy, and of you, too! Most sincere condolences.

  9. Kathy & Family, I’m sorry that I could not make it to the memorial service but would like to offer my condolences on the passing of your father. I have fond memories from when you lived on Putney Drive. Although we lived a much simpler life in those days, we had great families that cherished the good times and ultimately created great memories. God Bless Mr. Post and May He Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Tom Carew

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