Harry Halliwell

July 13, 1924November 29, 2018
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Harry was a long time resident of Annapolis, MD. and was born in Pikeville, Kentucky and graduated from Williamson High School, WV. He graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. His first job after graduating was at US Steel in Gary, WV.

Harry served in the US Army, 271st Battalion, during WWII in the Pacific Theater during the years 1944-1946 after having completed boot camp at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

He retired from the US Navy Department, David Taylor R & D Center in Annapolis, MD in 1990.

He was a member of various engineering societies as well as a member of the Professional Engineers in the state of Maryland.

His hobbies and interests included swimming, baseball, basketball and golf. He won various awards and trophies in all of them. He also did crossword and Sudoku puzzles in ink. He was also a long time member of the USNA Golf Course in Annapolis.

Harry is survived by his loving and caring wife of many years Barbara McDonough Halliwell. He is also survived by daughters Phoebe Walton of Manor, TX; Cynthia Hadaway (Jay) of Chestertown, MD; daughter in law Pam Halliwell of Rock Hall, MD; niece Lisa Ashurst, of KY, and eight grand children. He was predeceased by his son Frank Halliwell, his parents William and Dorothy, his brothers Roy and Donald.

Stepchildren Rhonda, of Ocean City, MD; Donald (Kathy) of Manchester, MD and Maureen (Ron) of Annapolis, MD also survive him.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Roy Pearson

January 19, 2019

Gone my beloved cousin Harry gone
It was an honour to be related to such a one
Despite the Atlantic divide
I always felt you were at our side
Kindly and so, so talented in every way
Our memories will never fade and go away
Many, many times we met
And each time felt like a special event
Yes Harry we really will miss you
From cousin Roy and Doreen too
Roy and Doreen Pearson (your English cousins)

Emily Wilkinson Stallings

December 30, 2018

Dearest Phoebe & Cincy - this is Emily Anne, your cousin. My mom, your Aunt Mary, just asked me about your dad last week. So I took some time to search for him on-line. Sadly I found his obituary. It has meant so much for me to read all the memories loved ones have written; everyone describes Uncle Harry as I remember him. I know I was young and missed out on so much of his life with you all, however my memories are of fun, love, and joy. Being at your home in Annapolis - I can see your home in my minds eye [inside and out] and when we all went out on the boat together, it was such fun. It seemed as if every time we were all together, he brought joy. I can see his glistening eyes when he smiled. I understand why your mom, my Aunt Nanny and your dad fell in love, even if at such a young age. I really didn't realize that Uncle Harry and my dad, your Uncle Joe, were born in the same year. To me your parents seemed like the perfect pair, so gorgeous! And I loved them being my aunt and uncle.
Barbara, we may have met once long ago and my sorrow goes out to you. The idea of Uncle Harry being with you made me very happy, for all I ever wanted was for him to be around joy and happiness which I believed you gave him. I am truly saddened that I will never be able to be around him again, yet thinking about all the love he gave you all [through the memories I've read here and the pictures posted] brings my heart joy. Such a beautiful family you all have - I know you will miss him so much.
I love you both! Always, Emily Anne (Em)

Lisa Halliwell-Ashurst

December 6, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of my Uncle Harry. As a kid, I remember Uncle Harry coming back home to West Virginia to visit his mom and the rest of family at Christmas time. Everyone looked forward to oysters on the half shell! Oh, the stories he told about my dad (his baby brother) growing up ... so much laughter and love around the table with my uncles, aunts and cousins. As a young adult, I had brought my mom. to Hopkins and got devastating news about the prognosis, I will never forget the comfort from Uncle Harry and Aunt Barb.. in my darkest hours they have been there for me as well as, my happiest moments in my life, they were there with me. Anytime my family came for a visit, their home was so inviting.. Such a wonderful host /hostess . I will cherish the memories and will always love you my sweet, smart , funny Uncle Harry. Your the Best!

Dennis Zadra

December 5, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Harry and your family will be in my prayers. Harry was my first supervisor, right out college. He mentored me along with the other young engineers under him. His guidance in my career will always be remembered. On a lighter note I always enjoyed his stories. They brought smiles to our faces. He always looked at the brighter side of things with a smile. His smile is what I will remember most.

joan gleckel

December 4, 2018

barbara............i'm so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. you and he were such wonderful neighbors and always so kind to my mother. am sure Della will be happy to greet him with open arms..............and am sure a good drink. my prayers are with you. joan

Phoebe Walton

December 3, 2018

Daddy and baby Phoebe graduating from W. V. University.
Love you Dad

Judy Dillon

December 2, 2018

I remember Harry as a nice guy. I was his budget analyst at the lab. Sorry for your loss Barbara...

Cynthia Hadaway

December 2, 2018

Happy days of August 1974 - wonderful memories with my dad. Love you!

Armando Santiago

December 2, 2018

My deepest condolences for Barbara and the rest of Harry’s family. Harry was my boss at the old David Taylor Research Center. Will always cherish his words of wisdom and encouragement for us young students. Harry loved his jazz music, and we spend hours discussing performers he enjoyed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Descansa en Paz, Harry.

Ginny and Dan Pokoj

December 2, 2018

Barb - our deepest sympathies in the passing of Harry. We both remember him fondly from the Lab. He had a great sense of humor and was always so friendly to both of us. Keeping you in our prayers and hoping your memories sustain you at this time. Hugs.