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Harold Saxon




Harold ("Hal") Saxon succumbed to a very brief bout with cancer on September 22, 1994. He was quite healthy previous to this and so it was a strange, quick and devastating death.

He left a wife, Karen Saxon of 10 years and a nine year old son named Hamilton Saxon. He was also survived by his mother & father, Mr. Harry J. and Dr. Margaret D. Saxon and a brother, Daren Saxon.

Karen met Hal in 1981 and they were married in August of 1984. Hamilton arrived in July of 1985, a healthy baby boy with the spitting image of his dad. One of their many regrets includes never knowing Hal's high school friends. Karen and Hamilton would be most grateful if you would contact her and chat about old times. Anecdotes about Hal's life would be very special and important to his son as he begins his teenage life.

Hamilton now lacks a male role model as he enters this critical age of development and knowing more about his dad when he was a teenager would be wonderful.

After completing his undergraduate studies and marriage, Hal and Karen moved to Damascus, MD in 1984 where Hal quickly got involved in coaching little league football. He became the most respected coach in the Damascus Sports Association and led the most successful team in the league. Hal was always a presence in his players personal lives long after they left his program and many of these kids began their football careers under Hal's tutelage having gone on to play college football. Hal was always active in his son's PTA and was famous for his fast pitch baseball game at the annual Winter Carnival at his son's school.

Hal was not only special to his wife and son and the hundreds of children whose lives he touched, he was also very special to his parents. He brought joy into their lives for a brief but glorious time. Hal was a Senior Computer Systems Engineer in his father's Information Technology firm. His day to day practical experience coupled with his educational background (Bachelor’s degree and advanced studies at Michigan State, Virginia State and University of Maryland) enabled him to be a most innovative employee.

Hal was a loving and caring husband, parent and son. His family misses him greatly.

A smile for all, a heart of gold,

One of the best the world could hold.

Never selfish, always kind,

These are the memories you've left behind

 

"Excerpt from the obituary written by Hal's aunt"