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Thomas W. Harwood III dies at 63

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Thomas W. Harwood III of Flagler Beach, Fla., died Sunday, March 25, 2007 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

He was born Sept. 26, 1943 in Houston, Texas, the son of Thomas W. and Helen (Conlee) Harwood, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Carole and three sons, Thomas W. (Heidi) Harwood of Issaquah, Wash., Sean (Holly) Harwood of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and Patrick (Laura) Harwood of Yulee, Fla.; two step-children, Fred and Lindsay Plumley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three brothers, Jim, Paul David and Mark and eight grandchildren, Tyler, Dakota, Thomas, Zac, Isaiah, Luke, Iain and Lilly.

Thomas moved as a child to Northwest Indiana. He attended Washburn Trade School in Chicago, where he received his apprenticeship as a pipe fitter. He was a 38 year member of local 597 out of Chicago. He retired in 2002 and moved to Ormond by the sea, Fla.

He was an avid sports fan and was instrumental in founding the Pop Warner football program in the Portage/Chesterton area, where many of his teams won championships. Although he enjoyed all sports, his first love was golf. He was a member of Riviera Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.

Remembrances can be sent to Harwood

Donations can be made to the American Lung Association or the charity of the donors choice.

Arrangements are under the care of A Dignified Alternative-Hatcher Cremations, Jacksonville, Fla.


Posted 3/29/2007