Major Harry J. Task
- June 6, 1921 - April 7, 2009
- San Antonio, Texas
of Harry's Passing
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“Dear Lee and Margie,It has been many years since we first met when you where living in the same apartment complex as my folks in Watertown, MA. Your...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ronnee Task Bienstock - TX
“Dear Harry L and Kenneth W Task,
My deepest sympathy to the Task Family. Harry J Task and my father Leonard Goodman Berman were first cousins.
2 of 9 | Posted by: Judith E Berman - Franklin, MA
“Lee, Deepest sympathy to you & your entire family.
3 of 9 | Posted by: Alan & Becki Pinkus - Bellbrook, OH
“AH SO! I remember (Great) Uncle Harry from summers in Ohio as a kid, when he would come to visit. I remember him as being funny and always kidding...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Leia & Jeff Loo - Honolulu, HI
“It seems that no matter how long the illness or how "expected" the passing, the finality of actual physical "death" always comes as a blow.
We...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Howard, Steve McSain - AZ
“Arnie & I send our deepest sympathy in the loss of Harry. May God Bless You All and Keep You in His Care. We met Harry at the 2005 Reunion in San...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Arnie & Barb Tesch - Covington, WA
“I wish to express our deepest condolences to the family and fiends of Major Task.
Carl & Sandy
7 of 9 | Posted by: Carl & Sandy Porter - Valencia, CA
“Extending our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Directors & Staff at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mission Park North - San Antonio, TX
“It has been a pleasure & a challange taking care of Harry. He made an impact not only our lives but the lives of our children Valerie and John. He...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Anna & Mario Estrada - TX
Major Harry J. Task passed away on April 7, 2009 after a prolonged illness. He was born in Marion, Ohio on June 6, 1921. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Christine Rozell Task; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. H. Lee and Marjorie Task of Tucson, AZ; granddaughter, Christine Marie Task of Bloomington, IN; and son, Kenneth W. Task of Victoria, TX. Major Task was a WWII B-17 pilot, flying daylight raids from Chelveston, England. He retired from the Air Force on January 1, 1968 and managed to mostly avoid wearing a necktie for the rest of his life. After retiring from the Air Force he earned academic degrees from Trinity University and Our Lady of the Lake Warden School of Social Work. He was employed by the Texas Welfare Dept. and later taught at St. Phillips College. He was a member of the Eighth Air Force 305th Bomb Groups Memorial Assn. He was editor for the 305th "Can Do Notes" for nine years. He enjoyed inviting strangers passing his wheelchair to "read my cap" and they responded with an appreciative laugh. He had fun showing children how "I can move your fingers without touching them".
Visitation will be held on Sunday-April 12, 2009 from 6:00PM until 9:00PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Graveside Services will be held on Monday-April 13, 2009 at 1:00PM at Mission Retama Cemetery, 15940 Lookout Rd., San Antonio, TX 78257. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
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