Harold Custer, 90

July 19, 2011
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MAY 2, 1921-JULY 17, 2011

Harold "Curley" Custer, 90, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Rosewood Manor in Vero Beach.

He was born May 2, 1921, in Martinsburg, W.Va. He had been a resident of Vero Beach since 2000, coming from Hagerstown, Md.

He served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a professional square dance caller, a pilot and built airplanes for a living.

Curley was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth; daughters, Marilyn Custer and Barbie Hendricks, both of Vero Beach; sisters, Helen Bock and Vivian Jackson; brother, Kenneth Custer; two granddaughters;, and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at RBC Bank to the Harold Custer Memorial Fund. The contributions may be sent to 2750 9th St. SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Community Church in Vero Beach.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. Condolences may be sent through

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