Jerome Irving Harford
Jerome Irving "Jerry" Harford died Aug. 23, 2014, in Bangor from complications following prostate cancer. He was 64.
Jerry was born on Sept. 13, 1949, in Belfast to his parents William and Frances Harford. He graduated from Belfast Area High School in 1968, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972. Jerry was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed many trips to Fenway Park with his "grandson" Tyler Hatch, to cheer them on in person.
Jerry is survived by his life partner Sherlene Leavitt of Bangor, his beloved siblings Ronald and wife Maxine Harford of Belmont, Marcia Harford of Bangor, Jeffrey and wife Janet Harford of Belton, Texas, William and wife Pamela Harford of Newport Beach, Calif., Joni and husband Richard J. Smith of Litchfield, Ethel and husband Russell Whitcomb of Belfast, and Stephen and wife Jane Harford of Swanville, step-siblings Phyllis Brooks of Milford, Robert and wife Betty Keating of Winterpor, and Edward and wife Karen Keating of Scarlett Mill, Penn. He will be fondly remembered by Sherlene's daughter Christi Hatch and her husband Bob. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Frances, and step-mother Albertina Harford.
Jerry will be buried in Grove Cemetery in Belfast. A graveside service will take place at a later date to be determined by his family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.