A photo of Hubert Frederick “Fred” Harman, Jr.

Hubert Frederick “Fred” Harman, Jr.

Died July 31, 2019

Hubert Frederick Harman, Jr., known to friends and family as “Fred”, passed away on July 31, 2019, at the age of 79.

Born in Wilmington, the son of Hubert and Ruth Harman, Fred graduated from Salesianum High School and studied biology at the University of Delaware, where he began dating his love and soulmate, Susan. Fred later obtained a BBA from Wilmington College. Fred served honorably in the Army, Army Reserve, and Delaware Army National Guard from 1962 to 1968.

Fred worked for 15 years at Delaware Blue Cross and Blue Shield and for 34 years at the Delaware Division of Revenue, from which he retired in 2014. He also volunteered as vice president of the Delaware Chapter of the Leukemia Society.

When he was younger, Fred enjoyed fishing and horseback riding. He loved baseball and enjoyed coaching and scorekeeping for his sons’ teams. In their later years, he and Susan enjoyed spending time with friends at Delaware Park. Fred was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Fred is predeceased by his parents as well as brother Richard Harman, sister-in-law Janice Starkey, brother-in-law Jack McNeal, brother-in-law Bill McNeal, daughter-in-law Shannon Harman, and nephew Brian Starkey.

Fred is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan, and their sons, Craig (Eric), Douglas, Mark (Jennifer), and Michael; granddaughter, Ellie Eina; brother, Bill Harman; sisters-in-law, Beryl Harman, Diane Harman, Sondra Bradley, Pat McNeal; and brothers-in-law, Dave Starkey and Stanley Godlewski, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other dear friends and family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fred be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481.

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8 Condolences for Hubert Frederick “Fred” Harman, Jr.

  • May angels attend you and uplift you in this difficult time. Love always dear friend.Lorraine

  • TENUI NEC DIMITTAM-“I’VE TAKEN HOLD AND WON’T LET GO”-LATIN MOTTO OF SALESIANUM/SALLIES WILMINGTON DE.-SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY/FRIENDS.

  • Sending thoughts and prayers to the Harman family at this difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear that Fred passed away. He was my manager when I worked with him at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware. He was a very compassionate and caring person who generally cared about everyone. I can honestly say He was the best manager to work for. To his family nothing in life can ever prepare you for the loss of someone so close to your heart….through the hurt you may feel at this time , please take comfort in knowing your loved one is at peace and that so many loved and cared about Fred.

  • My Sincere sympathy and Prayers to the Wife and Family of Mr. Harmon.
    I had the pleasure and experience of having Mr. Harmon as my manager of Data Input Department in the Division of Revenue for some years.
    He was always kind and understanding of his employees; and would show you his Love for the Lord. Remember that weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

  • I worked under Mr. Harmon for almost 25 years, in Department of Finance. He was such a sincere, hard working, graceful gentleman, and our inspiration. May God rest his soul in peace, and give family comfort and strength, at this tough time of big loss.

  • Dear Harman Family,
    My prayers & thoughts be with you now at this time of your loss. I met Fred through my best friend Susan his wife. He was always so watchful & making sure Susan was in good care with me. I picked her up for work trainings & regular outings when could manage time away together.
    Ohh the fun we had!
    I’ll miss him looking out for Susan & calling her when we ran late.
    God has him & he’s at peace now & one day we’ll see him again!

    Your Friend,
    Lynn

  • I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. The world has lost a good man.