Grace "Gigi" Harber

December 31, 1947March 31, 2020

Grace Harber (Soos), of Melbourne, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the age of 73. Grace was born to Hungarian parents Coleman and Gizella Soos on December 31, 1947. Her family immigrated to Dayton, Ohio, in October of 1949. She grew up with two brothers and a sister. In 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, William (Bill) Harber, and they resided in the Dayton area until moving to Florida after the blizzard of 1978.

Grace spent over 20 years working for the Harris Corporation as a computer analyst until her retirement in 2010.

She is survived by her sons, Tim Harber of Rockledge, Florida, and Terry Harber of Ft. Myers, Florida; her sister, Agnes Soos; her brothers, Thomas Soos and John Soos; and five grandchildren, Dalton, Carston, Bryson, Logan, and Kendra, as well as step-grandchildren, Ryan and Shane.

Grace was a lovely, gentle soul who was very artistic and made friends easily. She loved spending time with her sons and their families. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 1:30pm in the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, Florida .

The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and donations and wishes that any donations instead go to Hospice of St. Francis at in Grace’s name.


30 May

Visitation Gathering

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Life Event Center at Florida Memorial

5950 South US Highway 1
Rockledge, Florida

30 May

Memorial Service

1:30 pm

Life Event Center at Florida Memorial

5950 South US Highway 1
Rockledge, Florida


Grace "Gigi" Harber

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Vince Thompson

May 16, 2020

Of the memories I have of Aunt Grace, the one which stands out is a time when I got myself in trouble and she came over to help. I was running around outside in the dark when I shouldn't have. I tripped and landed on a finger wrong, ended up cracking it. My mother was not at home at the time, so Grace was the one I figured would be next to call. She came over right away no questions. She watched my brothers while Mom took me to the hospital for x-rays. She was fantastic, I miss her much.

Mattie Lawson

May 2, 2020

Grace Harber was my sister-in-law. She married my twin brother, Bill, shortly after he joined the Army to serve our country in Vietnam. I remember what a fine mother she was to her two boys, Tim and Terry. I marveled at the energy it took to care for those active and very sweet boys. I wondered if I had the energy required for motherhood compared to Grace.

Grace and I went shopping together. We both worked at Harris Corporation in Melbourne/Palm Bay Florida. This was the home of the first ever GPS contract. Grace is remembered by my sons in a fun way: she brought them a special chocolate chip cookie cake for a birthday that is still talked about to this day.

Grace kept a lovely home. She took great care with her appearance dressing in good taste so she always looked lovely. I admired her taste.

A special memory is when Grace and I canoed together one hot summer day in Florida - a day when the daily dependable 4 PM downpour nearly sank our canoe. Grace somehow got into chiggers. She had to miss work due to the swelling and itching. She kept her sense of humor but didn't go canoeing with us again.

Though I didn't see you often I miss you and think about you. RIP

You were a special lady and a dear friend.


John Soos

April 18, 2020

Rest in Peace, Gracie.

Deana Rouleau

April 15, 2020

Thinking of you, may your mom Rest In Peace ❤️

Agnes Soos

April 15, 2020

My sister was a sweet loving person who was funny and full of life whether water skiing or eating at her favorite Mexican restaurant. I enjoyed her company and we laughed at lot when together. I will miss her immensely. Rest In Peace dear one.

Janice Cauble

April 15, 2020

I had the pleasure of spending time with Grace’s father, Mr. Soos for a short time while Grace worked at Harris Corp. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. May we cherish our time with family and friends. I was looking forward to going to visit and spend time with Grace. Time slips by but our thoughts of Special people we meet along the way will always be a part of who we are.
Tim, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Janice Cauble


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