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Harry A. Northcraft, 92

JUNE 5, 1920-JAN. 26, 2013

January 27, 2013
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Harry “Haddie” Armand Northcraft, 92, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home.

Born June 5, 1920, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Harry P. Northcraft and Olive I. (Sturtz) Northcraft.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae G. Northcraft, Dec. 6, 1995; and a sister, Dorothy Northcraft.

A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, Harry was the first convoy to leave San Francisco after Pearl Harbor headed to Australia, 10 miles from Java when it fell to the Japanese, then to India (New Delhi), then to Burma with the “SM Dragons” as air controller for the “Burma Hump.”

He retired from Celanese Fibers Corp. of America.

Harry was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Ali Ghan Shrine Club, East Gate Lodge 216 AF & AM, the Scottish Rite Cumberland Chapter and the Ridgeley Senior Center.

Harry is survived by a sister, Charlotte Porter and husband, Fred, Shepherdstown, W.Va.; three nieces, Pam Niziolek and husband, John, Walkersville, Md., Cindy Jones and husband, Bob, Frederick, Md., and Amy Lagon and husband, Brian, Louisa, Va.; a nephew, Mark Northcraft and wife, Linda, Charleston, S.C.; a close and special childhood friend, Mary Nave, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; as well as six great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends will be received at Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Masonic Lodge will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack George officiating.

Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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