John Eardman Harmon
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John Eardman Harmon
  • September 20, 1930 - September 8, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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John "Jack" Harmon passed away peacefully on Friday, September 8 at the age of 86. He was born on September 20, 1930 in Kingston, Pennsylvania of Anne and Earl Harmon. A graduate of Binghamton (NY) Central High School, Jack was a standout football player, proudly wearing number 66 on his jersey. He was also a proud member of the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean War, while serving in Texas as an airplane mechanic. During his service, Jack married the love of his life, Joan Stephenson, of Binghamton. After his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, he went on to a distinguished career working for Mohawk Airlines in Rome, NY, where he earned his A&E license. He then rose to the post of Supervisor of Line Maintenance. Following his career in the airlines, Jack retired into another career with the US Postal Service, serving as Senior Buildings Management Engineer in Phoenix until 1994.
Jack's lifelong interests included boating, fishing, the Pittsburgh Steelers, tinkering with all things mechanical, and spending time with his loving family.
Jack is survived by his devoted spouse of 66 years, Joan Harmon, his three sons, John (Sandra) of Cicero, NY, Dan (Julie), and David (Pam), both of Phoenix, Arizona. He is pre-deceased by his daughter, Susan Mulvena (Dan), also of Phoenix. Jack also enjoyed his grandchildren, Lara Linnen (Ryan), Joe Cady (Maggie), Liz Wyatt (Mat), Allyson Aleksic (Ilija), Daniel Harmon (Mary), and Jonathan Harmon. He was blessed with eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Joyce Talbut and Ann Bailey, and a brother, Tom Harmon. He is predeceased by a sister, Louise Armbrust, and a brother Earl Harmon.
A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church (11001 North 40th Street) on Jack's birthday, September 20 at 10:00. The family will receive guests at 9:00 prior to the Funeral Mass. A private family burial will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Those wishing to extend online condolences can do so at www.shadowmountainmortuary.com. Those wishing to send flowers can either send them to Joan Harmon or St. Joseph's Church prior to Sept 20th at 9:00. Tatum Flowers (602-867-0262) will be doing a delivery prior to the family receiving guests on Sept 20th.