Harvey L. Hess

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“Sonja my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I know it's been YEARS since we have seen one another or worked together (NAVELEX). It was me,...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Vicki (Harell) Wade - Laurel, MD

“Harvey was the real thing. I was stationed with him in the mid-late 60's at the Naval Air Developement Center Warminster, Pa. We called it Johnsville...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: David Leblanc USN ret. - FL

“Sonya, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Harvey was such a caring individual and brought a ray of sunshine to everyone he came in...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Sue Ahern - San Diego, CA

“Sonja, I just wanted to tell you my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Tom ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Tom Stephens - La Mesa, CA

“We are so saddened to learn that Harvey has lost his "hard-fought" battle. He was such an inspiration to all of us who knew and admired him for the...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Donnie and Judy Miller - MO

“Pam and I hope all the wonderful memories you have of Harvey will help you through this difficult time. Harvey was a great guy and we are so grateful...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Terry & Pam Craighead - Belfair, WA

“Dear Sonja, We were so sorry to hear about Harvey's passing. We were glad we got to meet him and we enjoyed catching up with both of you. You're in...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Carolyn Rice - Norman, OK

“To Harevey's family and friends; Harvey was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He was kind and generous of spirit, which seems so rare...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Avilla - San Diego, CA

“Dear Sonja,Harvey was always reliable and industrious two attributes that are most valued by any intelligent supervisor; but he was also a friend...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Bobbi Alexander Koala

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Harvey. I remember him as a "best in class" analyst. He was intelligent and always patient and kind. I was...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Henry Tarke - La Mesa, CA

“I remember Harvey from when I was a teen, I rember playing with him and Robert on the farm. I had lost track of him since then. Tom Dolezal Billings...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Tom Dolezal - Billings, OK

“Harvey was the person to interview me and hire me along with Jill Bolden. No one was sure what I was supposed to be doing but Harvey patiently...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Mary E. Lewis - San Diego,, CA

“He's truly a good man. So long my friend. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Augusto Eduvala - San Diego, CA

“Dear Sonja, Both Dick and I were so sorry to learn of Harvey's death. We have such fond memories of you two on our trip to China. He was such a...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Dr. and Mrs Richard (Annette) Hutchinson - CA

“Harvey is a great guy and I enjoyed seeing him at work and outside of work. He loved his family and they came first and foremost. Thank you for your...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: cindy - san diego, CA - friend

Good times in Mexico “Harvey will be sorely missed by us, with his smiles and good humor! We had some good times at the beach and San Felipe was our favorite destination...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Ralph(Bill) and Yolanda Hollingsworth - CA

“Harvey taught me all about Contracts with patience and humor, which he always seemed to have in abundance. His kindness was evident in everything he...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy Rowe - San Diego, CA

“Sonja, My Family will always Cherish the time that we came to San diego to visit You and Uncle Harv, and all the many times that you and harv came...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Travis Hess - idaho falls, ID

“Harvey, you were an amazing person and co-worker. You always had a warm smile and were so kind. I am very fortunate to have known you even for a...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Grace Anggrainy - San Diego, CA

“I'll miss Harvey so very much. He was such a great friend. I'll always be there for Sonja and her family as she has been here for me after I lost...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Sue Holdaway - San Diego, CA

“Back in the 50's Harve and I farmed about 400 acres in Oklahoma. We raised wheat and some alfalfa. He was 15 and I was 12. I will always remember...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Robert Hess - Shelley, ID

“I worked with Harvey in Mental Health Services for the County of San Diego, he was a gentle sprited man, so pleasant, friendly and always had a warm...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Steve Jones - San Diego, CA

“When I think of Harvey it's impossible not to smile. What a wonderful human being. Sonja and family, may your memories give you strength. ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Jon Stahley - San Diego, CA

“We wil miss you...You've been so friendly and a great co worker... May You Rest in Peace.... ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Shirley Alcazar - San Diego, CA

“Harvey and I have been Great Friends since 1954. We enjoyed Great times as classmates and after graduation in 1958. Harvey enlisted in the U.S.Navy...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Steve H. Bunch - Perry, OK

“Rest in peace. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Hank Ramirez - San Diego, CA

“I will always remember Harvey as a kind person, quiet in nature and truly loved by his adopted family and by his love for them. My heart goes out...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce Lauer - St. Charles, MO

“You touched many lives in a positive, uplifting fashion and I was blessed beyond words to have had the privilege of knowing you. Rest...My love and...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Pat Cuadra - San Diego, CA

“Fair winds and following seas. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce Tuepker - Littleton, CO

“Gone too soon, my friend. Gone too soon. But you used your time well! What a successful career you had and you were loved by a large family. Your...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: KarenDale Ream Studebaker - HI


Hess, Harvey L., of St. Peters, MO and San Diego, CA, died on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the age of 71. Loving husband of Sonja Hess (nee: Craighead; Norman); dear son of the late Glen and Leona Hess; devoted father of Pam (Leo) Bochnia, Dana (Kevin) Wise, Kelly (Mike) Lauer, and Shelly (Brian) Buchheit; cherished grandfather of Katie Bochnia, Michael Bochnia, Ryan Bochnia, Tara Thomure, Ashley (Nick Heppermann) Thomure, Nicki (Kyle Stumbaugh) Thomure, Jordan Wise, Julia Wise, Abbey Lauer, Drew Lauer, Grant Buchheit, and Alyssa Buchheit; great-grandfather of Caiden Stumbaugh; dear brother of Bob (Pat) Hess and Vernon (Carren) Hess; and loved by many other family and friends throughout the world and naval organization.

Harvey proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer for 30 years. He was involved in various organizations throughout his career. He also worked on seven aircraft carriers, one supply ship, twenty aircrafts, and six squadrons. He was also employed with San Diego County for ten years in the Health and Human Service Agency.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or David Pratt Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital.

Interment service at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA at later date.