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Obituaries

  • Brig. Gen. Harold Halsey Dunwoody (Ret.), 96

    Brig. Gen. Harold Halsey Dunwoody (Ret.), 96

Harold Halsey Dunwoody, 96

Sept. 6, 2015

Harold Halsey Dunwoody, 96

Brig. Gen. Harold Halsey Dun­woody (Ret.), 96

Brigadier Gen­eral Harold H. Dun­woody, U.S. Army (Ret.), 96, of Engle­wood, Fla., died Sun­day, Sept. 6, 2015. He was born in Paris, France, to the late Halsey and Doris (Sleator) Dunwoody.

Gen. Dun­woody grad­u­ated from the United States Mil­i­tary Acad­emy at West Point in 1943 and served in the U.S. Army for 31 years. He was a three-war vet­eran, hav­ing served in World War II in Europe, the Korean War and in Viet­nam. He was twice awarded the Pur­ple Heart and earned the Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Cross in addi­tion to many other awards, dec­o­ra­tions and citations.

In retire­ment he enjoyed liv­ing in Ran­dolph, N.Y. dur­ing spring and sum­mer and spent fall and win­ter in Engle­wood. He was a man of many tal­ents and enjoyed com­pos­ing music and writ­ing poetry as well as play­ing the organ and piano. He also enjoyed boat­ing and fishing.

He is sur­vived by his three daugh­ters: LTC Susan M. Schoeck , U.S. Army Reserves (Ret.) of Engle­woo, Gen. Ann E. Dun­woody, U.S. Army (Ret.) of Tampa, and  Jacque­line L. Baker of Mesa, Ariz.; two sons: Harold H. Dun­woody Jr. of Port Char­lotte and William L. Dun­woody of Boston, Mass.; seven grand­chil­dren and six great-grandchildren.

He was pre­ceded in death by his beloved wife, Eliz­a­beth, in May 2006, and his daugh­ter Kather­ine in 1957.

Ser­vices will be held from the Van Rens­se­laer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Ran­dolph, N.Y. 14772. He will be buried next to his wife in St. Patrick’s Ceme­tery in Randolph.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home Inc. You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com