Harold P. Hoak, Jr.
Husband, Father, Grandpa & Friend.
Funeral Services: Private Family.
Husband, Father, Grandpa and Friend.
Harold P. Hoak, Jr., of Columbia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 28th, 2019 surrounded by his family, whom he loved very much. He spent three months fiercely battling the complications from a stroke. Born in Columbia, he was the son of the late Harold P. Hoak, Sr. and Dorothy M. McAllister Hoak. Harold graduated from Penn Manor High School with the Class of 1963. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Vietnam War from 1965 - 1967, receiving many commendations for his expert marksmanship in combat. He was employed by R.E. Friedly as a cabinetmaker and by ITT Industries as a machine operator, retiring in 2014 after 34 years. Harold enjoyed hunting especially in Potter County. He was a member of the Columbia Fish and Game, American Legion Post 372, Life Member NRA and the VFW Post 8757. He enjoyed watching Phillies baseball and Notre Dame football.
Harold is survived by his wife of 53 years, Julie Wickenheiser Hoak; his son, Stephen H. Hoak, husband of Kathleen of Columbia, and his daughter, Julie Lynn, wife of Jamie McDonald of Wyomissing; and three grandchildren, Kaitlin Hoak, and Lauren and Tyler McDonald; his sister, Connie, wife of Glenn Ament of Conestoga.
At Harold’s request, he will be cremated and services will be private and at the convenience of his family. No flowers please. Contributions would be appreciated to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17604. Our thanks go out to them for the kind and compassionate care that was given to our loved one. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com
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