Philip Lewis Harmon, 79, of Casselberry, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, March 15, 2019, at Hospice of the Comforter after a long struggle with COPD.
Phil was born in 1939 to Ray and Nellie (Stearns) Harmon in Lovell, Maine. He attended the Annie Heald School and Fryeburg Academy, graduating in the Class of 1957.
Following his graduation from high school, he joined the Merchant Marines and was stationed in Jacksonville, S.C. He traveled to Lebanon and the Mediterranean during his enlistment.
After serving his country, he returned to Lovell playing baseball and golf and starting a carpentry business. Countless rounds of golf were played at Lake Kezar Country Club, where he held the title of Club Champion for nine years (the most club championships by one person in the history of the club).
He met and married Thelma McAllister and enjoyed over 25 years of marriage before he lost her to cancer in 2003. Together, they spent lots of time with friends playing cards, snowmobiling and going to dances at Redman’s Hall.
As Phil got closer to retirement, he took on partner, David Emery, in his carpentry business who became not only a coworker but a friend. Throughout his many years of building and remodeling, he built beautiful homes for people in Lovell, Stoneham and Stow, Maine, and the surrounding area.
After selling his house, he wintered in Florida, where he met Barbara Lukens. Together, they shared their love of golf and travel, going on several cruises or driving to different places on the East Coast.
Phil leaves behind Barbara and her children, Jack, Julie, Jim and Jeff and their families; sister, Juanita Lusky and her husband, Paul, and their children and grandchildren; sister, Donna Whitaker and her children and grandchildren; stepdaughter, Bette Shevlin; grandchildren, Amy Kahkonen and her husband, Duane; and Susan Klementovich and her husband, Joe; great-grandchildren, Kenzie, Kori, Alex and Ben; niece, Denise Lord; great-niece, Stephanie Lauer and her husband, Jody, and son, Chance; and great-nephew, David Lord and his wife, Terie, and son, Josh.
There will be a service this summer in North Fryeburg, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Hospice of the Comforter, 480 W Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.
Phil’s family would like to thank the nurses and CNA’s at AdventHealth Hospital in Orlando, Fla., and Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs for all the hours of care and compassion.