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El Camino Memorial - Encinitas

340 Melrose Ave, Encinitas, CA

OBITUARY

Harlow Charles Friday

March 4, 1937April 16, 2020

Harlow Charles Friday was born on March 4, 1937 and passed away on April 16, 2020 and is under the care of El Camino Memorial - Encinitas.

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Allan Snowie

April 28, 2020

Pacific Northwest Aviation has lost our pilot with the eternal twinkle in his eyes. Harlow Friday was one of those natural leaders that was always ‘there’ for his friends with encouragement, a story, or a lesson. Most times all three were wrapped in the same message.

Flew Harlow in a Cessna 182 several years ago only to later learn that he had more time just taxiing that type than I had airborne in the aircraft. That was a Harlow twinkle at my expense and happily earned. The beginnings of a friendship.

Recently Harlow was instrumental in setting up a Sunday morning coffee gathering of Old Whatcom Fliers. The WOF’s have been meeting for several months now at Bellingham Airport to enjoy each other’s company and in the manner of aviators, expand on tall tales.

Our Harlow always had the best variety of conversation topics. We will sorely miss him when we are Coronavirus plague free and able to sit together once more. Coffee mugs will be raised in his presence for we know his spirit will be in attendance.

JF Vallee

April 26, 2020

We will all remember Harlow’s legacy for his wisdom, talents and many insightful stories. He was part of the old guard and he made sure to pass that wisdom to whom ever would be wise to listen. His vast knowledge and abilities were always available to his personal and CAP friends, especially the kids. He would never be afraid to learn new things to improve himself which made him a renaissance man.

I was fortunate to have been part of that process as his friend and student in life. He will be forever part of my growth as a person and a leader. I will be forever grateful for his wisdom to counsel, teach and listen.

From all that have been touched by your presence I would like to thank you and wish you a well deserve rest on your flight west.

You have accomplished your mission in life, sir.

JF

Charlene Nonhoff

April 24, 2020

There is no way to add up the countless hours of laughter, words of wisdom, stories shared, instruction and support given to me and my children when we were in CAP. Harlow gave each of my children his/her first flight as cadets and instilled a love of reaching beyond. Harlow passed on a love for the outdoors and so much wisdom of how to survive and thrive in the woods of the PNW. He dished out many quips and stories to inspire and teach others. We will always think fondly of him and are so grateful he gave so freely of himself!

Vivienne Butler

April 24, 2020

Harlow gave me my first ever flying lesson. He introduced me to the love of flying, shared his enthusiasm, passion and joy for it. Over the years he shared his laughter, memories, knowledge and company too. He was a good man, a man who impacted my life in a way I shall treasure forever. He also gave great bear hugs. An artist, sculptor, a man of infinite wisdom and trivia, he was a renaissance man. He gave so much to those around him, in so many ways. Here he is giving my daughter her first flying lesson too. He will be missed by us so much. There aren’t enough words.

Teresia Sayler

April 23, 2020

Harlow was a great contributor to Civil Air Patrol for many years and will be missed. Thanks for your selfless service Harlow! Rest in peace.

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