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Harold D. Hlad


Harold D. Hlad, age 95, of the Packanack Lake section of Wayne, and formerly of Franklin Lakes, passed Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Harold served in the US Army during WWII and was stationed in New Guinea and the Southern Philippines. After WWII, Harold entered and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha under the G.I. Bill.

Harold will always be remembered as a very active, social, person, voracious reader, and an athlete. He was an athlete who played baseball for many years, tennis until he was about 70, and golf from age 65 to 85. For many years he enjoyed his many friendships and looked forward to the fellowship with the R.O.M.E.O.S. (Retired Old Men Eating Out Saturdays). He had a love for music, opera was his favorite, and always enjoyed the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He was a member of Arcola Country Club in Paramus for over thirty years and a member of the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes for many years.

Harold met his late wife Shirley while in college and they married on September 11, 1949. They enjoyed a loving and devoted marriage of fifty-two years before her passing in June of 2000.

Harold was the loving father of Carol Gross and her husband Kevin of Wyckoff, Robert Hlad of Fairfield, CT, and Nancy Moses and her husband Paul of N. Wales, PA; he was the cherished grandfather of Erin Dey (Christopher), Brian Gross (Kristina), B. Jackson Moses, Lauren Moses, and Jessica Hlad; and much loving companion of Marge Smith of Wayne.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne. Funeral services will be held 10 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Wyckoff Reformed Church Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his late wife Shirley. A repast will follow at the Packanack Community Church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010 or the Packanack Community Church, 120 Lake Drive East, Wayne, NJ 07470 would be appreciated.

Guest Book


So sorry to hear about Hal. He was a very friendly person. He will be missed.

Judy Corvino


We shall miss Hal visiting in Clearwater,Fl.,when he and Marge (our Sis) wouldd visit ; sometimes staying at the beach or at our condo. Marge gave Hal the best care in the world and Hal realized that so I know he's resting now in Heaven. Our Sympathies to the family and our sister, Barbara and Harry Gilman and Family

Barbara and Harry Gilman


My sincere sympathy to the Family of my good friend Hal. who I only got to know when I joined the ROMEOS a few years ago. I was always interested listening to his LIFE stories. MARGE you were a tower of strength to Hal as we observed your care for him. We l miss him.

Tom McKay


Our sincerest sympathy. Hal will be greatly missed. Sending our love and prayers. Jan and Bill Law

Janet and William Law


I am so very sorry to hear of Hal's passing. Hoping you are all comforted by his warm memories during this very difficult time. Fondly, Gail Law

Gail Law


With Hal's passing, a bright light has left us. He was a good friend and neighbor in Franklin Lakes and a constantly cheerful, energetic man! We looked forward to his notes at Christmas - always so full of his zest for life.

Joan & Joe McAuliffe


Carol, I am very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Karen McGrath

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