Harold Arthur Hall, 86, of West Rockport, died Dec. 28, 2010, at his home. Born in Rockville on June 22, 1924, he was the son of Vesper and Amy (Carroll) Hall.

He was a graduate of Rockport High School, class of 1942, and was an outstanding catcher in high school and the local twilight baseball league. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan who loved to cook.

During World War II, Harold served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic, receiving instruction for this in Springfield, Mass. He married Lucille Dean June 18, 1945, at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Camden. His early employment included working as a delivery person for Humpty Dumpty Potato Chip Company and for Coca Cola. For many years, Mr. Hall was employed as a licensed life and health insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Company, retiring at the age of 60. He also served on the Planning Board for the town of Rockport.

Mr. Hall was a member of St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting season and spending time outdoors. Mr. Hall took great pride in keeping his home, yard and gardens in excellent condition and was truly a jack-of-all-trades. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was always there for his family and friends putting the needs of others first, lending a helping hand or a sympathetic ear, even during the last few days of his life. He demonstrated exceptional courage, bravery and concern for those around him, and possessed a great sense of humor. Harold was Lucille’s best friend and she loved him with all of her heart.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Lucille Dean Hall; daughter Brenda Gerry, both of West Rockport; son Brent Hall and his wife, Jaci of Stockton Springs; five beloved grandchildren, Amanda Gerry and her fiancé Jeremy Proctor of Camden, Zachary Gerry and his partner Kelly Nicholson of Jay Peak, Vt., Nathaniel Hall and his wife, Valerie, of Bend, Ore., and Gillian Hall and her partner Darren French of Bucksport and Kelly Stout and her husband, Adam, of Noble, Okla.; four great-grandchildren, Rachel, Alex, Brady and Avery; and three sisters, Helen Russell and her husband, Cliff, and Doris Turner, all of Camden, and Esther Frye of Rockport; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister Ethel Cain; and brother George C. Hall.

A graveside service will be announced in the spring.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Coastal Family Hospice, P.O. Box 122, Rockport, ME 04856.

Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St. in Camden.