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Mortimer F. Harman Jr.

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ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Mortimer F. Harman Jr., 91, died at home in Issaquah, Wash. on Aug. 16, 2018 after a courageous four-year battle against glioblastoma.

Mort was born on Feb. 24, 1927, in New York City, the son of Mortimer F. Harman, Sr. and Clara Freese. He grew up in White Plains, N.Y., and also lived in North Tarrytown (now Sleepy Hollow), N.Y.; Middlebury, Vt.; Orleans, Mass.; and Issaquah. He graduated from Middlebury College and the New York Law School, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard at the end of World War II. After briefly practicing law, he turned to building single-family homes and real estate.

Music was his passion. He played clarinet and saxophone in bands in high school, college and the Coast Guard. He performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Hudson Valley Symphony. He enjoyed performing and listening to Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. Scottish country dancing was another passion, and he enjoyed dancing with groups on his travels around the world.

Survivors include his wife and companion of nearly 70 years, Edith Harman; his four children, Susan Hamke (Kurt) of Sammamish, Wash.; Pamela of Seattle, Wash.; Kent (Tammy) of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Scott (Patty Sheetz) of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Anne Chrystie, of Boynton Beach, Fla. and seven nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lynne Taylor, Dr. Charles Nussbaum, Dr. Kenneth Kay and the staff of Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash., and Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle for their extraordinary care and compassion.

A private family memorial service will be held later this summer in Issaquah. Donations in his honor may be made to Evergreen Health Hospice Services Foundation, 12040 NE 128th, MS 5, Kirkland, WA 98034-3013.◊

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