In New Haven, Sunday, January 7, 2007, Harold Joshua Eliason, 97, of North Haven. Harold was the husband of the late Shirley Tourjee Eliason. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Eliason Traudt and her husband Eric of North Haven; grandsons Kristian Maiorino, Daniel Maiorino & his fiancee, Nicole Maccione, Joshua Maiorino & Martin Traudt, and brothers, Clarence & Alton Eliason. In addition to his wife, Harold was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Walker and brothers, Edwin, George, Raymond and Chester Eliason. A son of the late George and Bertha Anderson Eliason, Harold was born in New Haven on August 8, 1909. He graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1928. He was in the Naval Reserves from 1928 to 1941 when he was called to active duty. Harold served as a Chief Machinist Mate (rank CPO, later Warrant Officer) in the US Navy on the USS Solace & later the USS Zeus during WW II. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Harold worked as an air conditioning & refrigeration mechanic for Westville Electric until his retirement in 1975. He was a member of the North Haven Congregational Church, Past Master of Corinthian Lodge # 103, a member of the Eastern Star, Golden Rod # 34, OES, American Legion Post 88, and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Funeral service Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at 11 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10 - 11 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. As a life-long friend of Sue Eliason Traudt and her family, I share in their loss of ‘Grandpa.’ He was always very nice to me and loved talking to me about the Register, where I worked for many years. My fondest memory of him is etched in my mind, sitting in his Lazyboy rocker watching the Yankee games. He will be missed- Robin & Jim

  2. Dear Dan and Family, We are sorry for your loss. Dan you were a wonderful grandson. Our thoughts are with you. Our Deepest Sympathy, John and Lisa

  3. I am the son of the late Eddie and Harriett Schmidt. My brother, William, is also deceased as of June 2006. Catharine is my Aunt on my mother’s side. My sincerest sympathy. I’m glad that Harold was in your life as long as he was. May you feel the peace of Christ filling your heart through the love and support of family and friends. The Reverend Nicholas Brie

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