Harry Quinton Phair (1947 – 2015)
On the afternoon of July 19, 2015 God called this soldier home.
Born October 31, 1947, he was raised in Queens, New York. He spent his summers in Plattsburgh, New York in the home built by his grandfather. After graduating from Brooklyn Tech HS and attending New York City College for three and a half years, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served our country during the Vietnam War for six years. Two of those years were spent as an Airborne Ranger. He ended his term with the rank of Sergeant. Following a twenty year career as a computer engineer he became a Pasco County Correctional Officer. During his ten years with the Sherriff’s Office he used his military background to help develop Pasco County’s first T.A.C.T. Team and was also awarded Training Officer of the Year.
A jack of all trades, he enjoyed many hobbies. Some of his favorites included scuba diving, playing softball, refinishing antiques and traveling. He was quick-witted and funny, you could always count on him for a laugh. He was able to fix or build almost anything. A wealth of information, he was our human encyclopedia.
He was a loyal and dedicated family man. His loved ones always came first. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother-in-arms and friend. He will be missed every day.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Francis. He is survived by his mother, Frances Mary (99); his loving wife of thirty seven years, Cynthia Anne; his two beloved daughters, Jennifer Frances and Catherine Anne; and his faithful dog, Black Jack.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513. Please arrive 15 minutes early as services begin at 2:30 p.m. sharp. A Celebration of Life will take place following the service at 11492 Mandlin Rd., Weeki Wachee, FL 34614. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the K75 Ranger Regiment, 826 Lakeshore Drive, Berkeley Lake, GA 30096-3042. Please make checks payable to K-Company. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!!!!
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 22, 2015
Roger Crunk – PAROLLING Fall 2008 – K/75
There were a lot of guys who had never seen some of their brothers for nearly forty years. Harry Phair’s team Romeo-4 were together again for the first time in thirty-eight years.
It was great to see their bond remains as strong as ever: