Herbert Sydney Harry, II March 9, 1925-December 28, 2009 Beloved family man and long time Manhattan Beach resident, Herb Harry passed away on Monday, December 28, 2009. Herb went peacefully and is now reunited with his soul mate, Barbara. Herb was born and raised in the Hermosa/Manhattan Beach communities and a graduate of Redondo Union High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara. At age 18, his L.A. County Lifeguard duties helped lead him to enlist in the Navy during World War II. There he served, proudly, as a torpedo man aboard the USS Mugford protecting aircraft carriers in the South Pacific seas and swimming to rescue downed pilots, getting them back to the Mugford. Upon returning home, Herb completed his studies and graduated from University of Southern California with a business degree. Herb had a very successful career with the Union Oil Company, of which he retired from in November 1999. He was a member of the Wildcats and sat on the board of directors for Cal State Dominguez Hills, as well as the SoCal Board of Realtors. He continued to stay active with associates who will also feel his absence. Herb and his wife, Barbara were married for 59 years before she passed away in November 2003. Herb is survived by his four children: Robin Randall (spouse, Scott), Kim Verry (spouse, Steve), Skip Harry (spouse, Karen), and Mike Harry (spouse, Sue), twelve grandchildren: Darci, Staci, Michele, Kelli, Dani, Kyle, Jake, Kadie, Mara, Nick, Matt, and Hope, and eleven great-grandchildren: Brent, Makenzie, Regan, Tyler, Desi, Skylar, Joe, Aly, Daniel, Kelcee, and Kurtis. He will be greatly missed by all. A private burial at sea will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 with a " Celebration of Life" open house beginning at noon. The celebration will be held at 429-8th Place, Manhattan Beach. In lieu of flowers, the Harry family asks that you make a donation in Herb's name to the RM Pyles Boys Camp. Herb, our "Ole Sea-Dog" will continue to "fight on" in our hearts and memories!

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  1. Bops, if I only had 5 more minutes with you I would tell you THANK YOU! Thank you for being you and for filling my life with unconditional love, laughter, and support. I adore you, I worship you, and I will love you forever! You are the GREATEST man! One of my MANY memories is that you would come tuck me in at night when I spent the night at your house and would recite the good-night prayer with me …. “Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my soul to keep If I should die before I awake I pray the Lord my soul to take.” I love you, Bops!!! Take good care of BaBa until we get there! xoxoxo

  2. Bops: You were the best! I enjoyed having you and Baba as my family for so many years. The memories are plentiful and oh so fond. Thank you for leaving us with such fine offspring in Robin, Kim, Skip and Mike. They certainly have big shoes to fill. Yours and Baba’s genes now flow through so many – grandchildren and great grandchildren. I miss you but rejoice in knowing we will be reunited on the great day of eternal life.

  3. Bops, my heart breaks that you are not here. I already miss you so much. I agree with Darci, I want just 5 more minutes with you….one more hug, one more kiss and to tell you I love you. I want to thank you for being such an amazing man. You will always be the Rock in this family, I hope we have made you proud. My fondest mememories are…our Hawaii trip with Dani and Baba, amazing family Christmas times in Lake Arrowhead, playing on the beach with you and Baba all summer long, sleepovers in the loft, Dodger games, watching football together and mostly just sitting together telling stories and always laughing. You have been a huge role model in my life and I am so proud to be your granddaughter. Thank you for always loving me. Save me a grilled cheese sandwich from the Red Onion! Kisses to you and Baba. I love you so very much. Kelli

  4. Skip,,,,Youknow how Herb impact my life,I am grateful God put him in my path. Iam proud to be considered one of his guys. I flat loved the man.

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