"Mr. Hartsough--Business. Born in Indiana . . . received B.A. at Occidental . . . highlights of his travels have been trips to Australia, New Ghinea, Philippines, Europe . . . hobbies are golf, reading." - 1958 Copa de Oro
Harold Vincent Hartsough died February 24, 2009. He was born on September 30, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father was a Presbyterian minister, which enabled Harold to live in many different parts of the United States as a youth, which included South Pasadena, his favorite.
Harold began his college education at Occidental College until he was called to serve in the South Pacific for the U.S. Army during World War II.
Upon the war's conclusion, Harold received his B.A. from Occidental and went on to receive his Master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his teaching career in Elk Grove, California and then came to South Pasadena High School where he took over the Business department. While attending Calvary Presbyterian Church, Harold met and married Clara Stevenson in 1954 and had two children, Daniel and Susan. He continued his career as a counselor and retired from SPHS as the Assistant Principal after 28 years.
Harold Hartsough was a dedicated member of Calvary Presbyterian Church for over 55 years where he cultivated many close and fulfilling friendships. He especially loved working on and giving to various Mission and youth projects, which included Angel Interfatih Network.
During his lifetime, Harold made a difference in the lives of many young people through his love of education and his dedication to the church.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Hartsough, his daughter, Susan Fleming, his son Daniel and his wife, Karen, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters, Ruth Meck and Mary Lou Franck, and many loving nieces and nephews.