LIFE TRIBUTE – Harold Lawrence Siewert

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Harold Lawrence Siewert


Harold Siewert, a proud and patriotic American, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of April 24, 2020. He was born on June 13, 1919 in Pasadena, California.

He was a WWII Veteran, having served in both the Army and the US Coast Guard. He was part of the “greatest generation.”

In his last years, although he suffered from severe hearing loss, his memory was strong. He spoke often and lovingly of his parents, siblings, wife, children, grandchildren, friends and his two German shepherds. He told stories of visiting his cabin in the mountains, playing and working on his Chris-Craft Trojan boat, his days in the military, and having once been an Alta Dena milkman and an electrician. He loved to work with his tools and liked to understand how things worked or make them work better. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to eat avocados!

Harold was a long-time resident of Costa Mesa, California and most recently lived in Garden Grove. He had a wonderful and memorable personality. He rarely complained and said that although he was 100, he was not tired of living. Many were drawn to him over his last years and he was able to form and enjoy new relationships with those who cared for him or anyone who had the pleasure to meet him.

Harold passed away just short of his 101st birthday and leaves behind a wonderful grandson and great-grandson, whom he loved dearly. He also leaves behind many others who had the honor of meeting him and sharing time with him. Their lives will be forever enriched for having known him.

He will be laid to rest at Riverside Memorial Cemetery with the honors that he so rightfully deserves.