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12/20/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Harold London

Harold Fay London
(02 Dec 1936 - 07 Dec 2018)

Newport News High School Class of  1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   There is more sad news today.
Harold London, Class of 1956, brother of Jack London and Peter London, passed away at his home in DeLand, Florida on Friday, December 07, 2018, five days after his 82nd birthday.

From Carolyn Simpson Knight ('56) of VA - 12/20/18, 2:13 PM - "NNHS 1956 Classmate Harold Fay London passed away on Dec. 7, 2018":

Hi Carol and Merry Christmas!!! More sad news.

Harold Fay London, a member of our NNHS1956 class, passed away on Dec. 7, 2018 in DeLand, Florida. I'm having computer problems, but you can find his obituary at Services of celebration are planned for a later date.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family.
Thanks for all your work.

Typhoons forever, Carolyn Simpson Knight

   Oh, NO! I'm so sorry to hear this, Carolyn, but thank you so much for telling me. I'm even sorrier that my own health issues delayed me somewhat in posting this.

From Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home of DeLand, FL - 12/11/18:

            Harold Fay London



DELAND, FL - Harold Fay London of DeLand, Florida was born in Newport News, Virginia to Leila Yates London and Woodie David London. He passed away December 7, 2018 at his residence.

He was dedicated to his significant other and companion, the love of his life for 32 years Sylvia Cashion Saul of DeLand, Florida.

He leaves behind brothers, Harry (Jack) London and Peter Haywood London, as well as two sons, Michael Christopher London and Patrick John London; sisters-in-law, Jane London, Nancy Jo Bell London, and Shirley London.

Harold served in the US Marine Corps, retired from IBM, volunteered with the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum and served in leadership positions not only at the Naval Museum, but also in the Commemorative Air Force as Wing Leader for a number of years.


Harold London



Celebrations of his life are being planned in the future for Virginia, Florida, Washington, D.C. area, Maryland, San Francisco Bay area and Hawaii. Memorial plaques honoring Harold are located at the new Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport in Virginia as well as the Marine Memorial Museum at Quantico, Virginia.

Pivotal loved ones in Harold’s life were Jeanette Alexander, God Child Susan Hoban Jones, Cherry and Ron Freeman, an adopted son Jamareus Backey, and an adopted daughter Carol Goosby as well as the two Furlong young men Robert and Mikey, which he served as stand in Grandfather. In addition was his dear friend, Michael Shouse, of Purcellville, Virginia and Donald Wrenn of Newport News, Virginia and John Fuller of Honolulu, Hawaii who contacted him daily electronically.

He was grateful for the medical care provided by Beverly Evans, Jonathan Taylor, Tarshara Lane, Dr. Lars Nelson, Dr, Wayne Barry, Dr. B.P. Patel and Dr. Harry Quigley of John Hopkins Wilmer Eye-Baltimore, Maryland, Mayo Clinic Heart Division-Jacksonville, FL, MD Anderson Cancer Center-Jacksonville, FL and the late Dr. Patton B. Saul.

Online condolences may be made at Allen-Summerhill DeLand is in charge.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Harold Fay London please visit our
Sympathy Store.

Published in Allen-Summerhill DeLand on December 11, 2018.
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December 11, 2018, 7:15 PM

Harold was a dear friend whom I had the privilege of knowing for many years. There were so many words of wisdom or lessons that he shared with me that got me through this crazy life. He taught me that it's not about being perfect. It's about being a better person tomorrow than you were yesterday. He provided encouragement during the challenging times and was always ready to raise a glass to celebrate any small victories in life. He kept things in perspective and would find a way to make me laugh out loud every conversation I had with him. Harold's actions spoke volumes and his undeniable love for Sylvia always put a smile on my face. The words of wisdom and lessons received will forever be kept in my heart and passed down to my kids. My heart aches but I know that he is in a peaceful place. This world was a better place with Harold London in it. He will be missed in a big way but never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to his love Sylvia and everyone that was in his life.

~ Michael Shouse,
Purcellville, Virginia

December 12, 2018, 12:23 PM

Harold, rest in Peace, you put up a great fight.

Lil and Steve Moddle

~ Stephen Moddle

December 12, 2018, 2:15 AM

So sorry we only heard of Harold Fay's being sick on the 7th of December.
Harold Fay and I grew up together from grade school and high school and for some years afterward.
We are so sorry to hear Harold Fay has passed away.
I pray that God will now bless and keep him with no more pain.
I will miss you, my long time childhood friend.

~ Murray T. Rowe, Jr.

December 13, 2018, 8:01 AM

I thank God was placing Harold London in my life for 15 years. Harold was like a father figure to me, a very loving, caring, and very GENEROUS man. Harold treated and adopted me as a daughter (Carol Goosby). I did not have my father in my life as a child, so by his calling me his daughter meant and Always will so MUCH! I will always hold his love and all memories of Mr. Harold Fay Harold forever dear to my HEART!! REST IN PEACE, DADDY. Love, Carol and Family.

December 13, 2018, 6:37 PM
I am a classmate of Harold Fay's from Newport News High School. I remember him fondly. I'm sure that heaven is a brighter place now that Harold is there. My sympathy and condolence go out to all who knew and loved him. He will certainly be missed.

Sincerely, Rosalie Larrimore Woodall

Rosalie Larrimore Woodall
December 13, 2018, 7:58 PM

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Harold's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

 Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

 Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring Gould in Church Times, 1865

Music (St. Gertrude) by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871

Onward Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundation quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and Honor,
Unto Christ the King;
This thro' countless ages
Men and angels sing.

"Onward Christian Soldiers" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/16/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Animated Army Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

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