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Harry William Pease III

November 17, 1952 - March 23, 2021

Harry William Pease III, age 68, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Born on November 17, 1952, he was a son of the late Harry W. and Helen M. (Scattergood) Pease, Sr., both of Malaga, NJ. Harry was an itinerant barber who traveled throughout the Wilmington, Newark and South Jersey areas to cut his faithful clients’ hair. Before becoming a traveling barber, he shut down his barber shops in Newark by the University of Delaware, and Wilmington. Harry was most comfortable in his kayak or canoe on the water, and walking through the woods; he valued being a part of nature. He loved his drums, was an enthusiastic dancer and a prolific artist. Above all, Harry treasured time spent with his family and friends.

He is survived by his only brother, John T. of Greenwich, NJ; 6 sisters, Judith Hvezda (Joe) of Bridgeton, NJ, Marie Pease Lewis of Macon, GA, Catherine L. Schafer (Bill) of Millville, NJ, Ann V. Pease of Keaau, HI, Ruth A. Jenkins (Bob) of Malaga, NJ and Dolores B. Scheeler (Tom) of Elmer, NJ; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews; and countless friends.

Service details will be provided in September of 2021, when a celebration of life will take place.


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7 Guestbook messages for Harry William Pease III

  • Our deepest Condolences. He will missed by many. 🙏🕯

  • Dear Ruth,
    So sadden to hear of the loss of your brother. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. It was always a pleasure to be in Harry’s company. He will be sorely missed. My heart is heavy. God bless.

  • Kayaking, canoeing, sailing
    Walking, exploring, seeking solitude
    Painting, drumming, playing keyboard
    Barbering, visiting, playing endless games of Scrabble …
    Leaving a lasting impression

  • The many hours spent with Harry over the last forty plus years will never be forgotten and leave me with regret that I never jumped at the opportunity to join him on the water. I wanted to but thought I had more time.

  • I’ve lost track of how many years Harry has been cutting my hair. I know that I was his customer through two barbershops in Newark, DE and through his “itinerant” phase when he unfailingly came to our house to cut my hair once every three weeks at 11:00 a.m. He was an extraordinary human being and a joy to know. My wife Peg and I already miss him and his loving stories about his family and his kayaking.

  • I was sorry to hear of Harry’s death. Regrettably, I haven’t seen Harry in years. But as a cousin, I well remember the always enjoyable moments I had with him at our large annual family reunions, while growing up, and afterwards. He was humorous, witty, and caring. His sister Ann and I just recently had conversations about Harry and his whereabouts. And now suddenly, he’s gone. Both my husband, John and I, wish sincere condolence to the Pease family. We will miss Harry.

  • I’m going to miss you, Uncle Harry, you were my boyfriend, my dancing partner, my pal. You brought a light into my life. We will dance again in the next life. Miss you love you Lots!!❤️😍❤️♥️❤️ Dee Brown