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George Harp Passes

Published: March 16, 2020 1:59 pm ET

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Standardbred horseman George D. Harp, 89, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, with his loving family by his side.

Harp was born on January 5, 1931, in Norwich, NY. He was the son of the late George I. and Jennie (Cole) Harp, and was a graduate of Norwich High School.

On October 17, 1950, he enlisted in the United State Army and proudly served with the 3rd Calvary Regiment 1st Battalion Tank Company as a Tank Commander, as well as Sergeant First Class. On October 16, 1953, after receiving The Purple Heart and Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, he was honourably discharged.

His associations included the William Russell American Legion Post 404 of Vernon, the Vernon Harness Horsemen’s Association, as well as the USTA. He also attended the Vernon Methodist Church.

His passion was harness racing, where he trained and drove standout horses like Red Bow Tie, Swingin Glory, and Racey Comet. He also competed in the prestigious Roosevelt International Trot. As a result of his successful racing career he was inducted into the Florida Harness Horse Hall of Fame.

Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline; children, Ron (Diane), Roxane (Arnold) Baldwin, Robin (Joseph) Murphy, Richard and Ronda Winn; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Mattucci; and brother Warren (Joan).

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday (March 19) from 1-3 p.m. at the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 464 Sherrill Rd., Sherrill, N.Y. where funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Spring burial with Military Honours will be in North Norwich Cemetery, Norwich, N.Y. Online condolences may be sent to maleckifuneralhome.com.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of George Harp.

(USTA)


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