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Harry G. Farrow Jr.November 2, 2017
Harry G. Farrow Jr., of Harrington, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Hospice Center of Milford, he was 84. Harry was born in Harrington, DE to the late, Harry G. Sr. and Legatha Farrow.
Harry grew up on the family farm, one of the earlier farms in the town of Harrington. He was a graduate of Harrington High School where he lettered in Varsity Basketball. He went on to receive two degrees, one each at the University of Georgia and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. Harry served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. His Signal Company was placed on orders three times for Korea, and as a cryptographer, he had top secret clearance for messages sent and received. In the 60's, Harry was a loan officer for the Farmers Bank in Dover.
Harry was a big part of the Harrington community. He was Mayor from 1987 to 1990. Harry was the fifth editor and former owner of the Harrington Journal, which was founded by his uncle in 1913. He also was the founder of the newspaper Raceweek that was dedicated to local and national auto and motorcycle racing affiliations. He remained a free-lance writer and his passion was interviewing and writing about veterans and historical people of interest. He was also owner of the local realty company, Farrow Realty. Harry worked as a broker/realtor for Lewes Realty in Lewes, DE as well.
Harry was a big supporter of the harness industry. Growing up, he had several horses, so his love began at an early age. He could be found at Dover or Harrington covering the harness races every season.
Harry was an avid sports fan and made hobbies of baseball, basketball, golf and tennis.
As part of the Harrington Community, Harry belonged to the Harrington Lions Club, Rotary Club, Burrsville Ruritan, and the St. Stephens Episcopal Church. The love of his community and dedication to his family will be forever missed by his loving family and close friends.
Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise Farrow.
He is survived by his sons and their spouses, John "Dave" Farrow and his wife Heather of Harrington, Christopher "Todd" Farrow and his wife Tracey Ann of Boca Raton, FL; and 3 grandchildren, Abbagail Kenton, Hannah Howard, and Madelyn Farrow.
A memorial service will take place at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Hwy., Harrington, on Saturday, November 18 at 1 pm with a visitation starting 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of their choice.
Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE. Visit us at www.melvinfuneralhome.com to send flowers or sign condolence book.