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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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.

Jane Sykes

November 30, 2018

I loved my Uncle Harry. He was so smart and whity. I remember when I was a kid and he Aunt Barbra were in for a visit I was in a bit of trouble and my daddy (Roy) who was about to swat my behind. He took me aside and explained to me the error of my ways. He helped me out with a good story and a big wink to daddy and my behind the was saved. I wanted to share this picture of the Halliwell boys that was taken at my cousins (Lisa) sons dedication. From left to right Donald Halliwell, Roy Halliwell (my dad) holding John and Uncle Harry. I sure love those boys...Until we meet again. Jane Halliwell Sykes

Jamie Hadaway

November 30, 2018

This is my beloved Pop-pop. I have always been so proud of him - all his accomplishments, his wonderful personality & even how cute he always dresses (my friend’s have always said how cute he was). He loved to tell stories (& I loved listening to them & asking for more especially old war & college stories), teach you things (he knew everything & was incredibly smart - a chemical engineer after all!), could talk about any of the latest sporting games, was a great golfer, loved traveling & was always SO positive. He came to so many of my high school field hockey and lacrosse games, came to all my graduations, he took me to Navy ice hockey games when I was little and would give me a tour of the academy facilities, I remember driving in his car with his big band music on (taught me Artie Shaw - “Frenesi” was a fav of his) and playing with his golf tees scattered about, sitting on his long big bench seat. He - to my dismay - taught me how to J walk and trespass too🤦🏻‍♀️.
I got to be with him the night before he passed - played him Frenesi - held his hand & told him I loved him - I was so blessed to have such an amazing grandfather & to feel his love for us all and to have him for so long.
I will always miss you Pop-pop! Love to you always!