Harold Almas, Jr.

Obituary of Harold M. Almas, Jr.

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Harold M. Almas, Jr. 1935 – 2020 Lebanon Reservoir , Hamilton – Harold M. Almas, Jr., 84, of Lebanon Reservoir in Hamilton, formerly of Utica, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 with family by his side. Harold was born June 30, 1935 in Macon, Georgia, the son of Harold M. and Naomi (Evans) Almas. He was raised and educated in Utica, graduating from Utica Free Academy, Class of 1955. He went on to graduate from Alfred University. Harold served his country with both the US Army and the US Navy. On May 16, 1961, Harold married Donna Bougourd in Calvary Episcopal Church, Utica, sharing a union of 59 years. He owned his own business, Harold’s Heating & Refrigeration. He started the curriculum and became an instructor at MVCC for heating and refrigeration, which later evolved to SUNY colleges across the state hiring him to develop and set up curriculums for their schools. Harold was a member of Helmuth-Ingalls American Legion Post 232, Franklin Springs, of Schilling-Burns-Young V.F.W. Post 9591, Clinton, and a former member of American Legion Post 229, North Utica. He was of the Episcopal faith. Harold is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Almas, Lebanon Reservoir; seven children, Cheri Lynn and Chet Moskal, Marcy, Harold K. Almas, WI, Robert Almas, Lebanon Reservoir, Jack Almas, Utica, Alex Almas, WI, Raymond Almas, Frankfort, and LeeAnn Loss, PA.; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren as well as a special “cuz”, Warren Evans, Clinton. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and countless dear friends. Harold was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Almas, and a very special canine companion, Savannah. Graveside Military Honors and interment will take place for Harold On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:00 am at Westmoreland Union Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., 10 East Park Row, Clinton, on Monday, from 4 – 7 pm. Social distancing and capacity protocols will be in place due to COVID19. The Helmuth-Ingalls American Legion Post 232 and the Schilling-Burns-Young VFW Post 9591 will provide a joint service to honor Harold at 7:00 pm. Those wishing may donate to Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. in Harold’s memory. Online memorial and guestbook available at www.rpheintzfsi.com.
Monday
29
June

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 29, 2020
R.P. Heintz Funeral Service, Inc.
10 East Park Row
Clinton, New York, United States
315-853-8434
Visitation will take place with social distancing and capacity protocols in place.
Tuesday
30
June

Graveside Military Honors

11:00 am
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Westmoreland Union Cemetery
Stone Road
Westmoreland, New York, United States