OBITUARY

Harry G Lisberger Jr.

February 23, 1927March 12, 2021

Harry G Lisberger Jr, 94, of Redington Shores FL passed away on March 12, 2021. He was born to the late Harry G Lisberger Sr and Mary Lynott Lisberger on 2/23/1927 in Brooklyn NY. Harry graduated from James Madison HS. He also attended CCNY. Harry enlisted in the US Navy in February 1945. He served in the Pacific during WWII

Harry married his dearly beloved wife, Julia Mylott, in Brooklyn, NY on May 21, 1949. They lived in Brooklyn NY, then moved to Massapequa Park, NY in 1955 to raise their three children, Harry, Susan, and Donna. They were married for 49 years. Julia passed on 8/23/1998. After Julia’s passing, he was very fortunate to meet Ella Kamp; his friend and companion for the last 20 years of his life.

Harry had a very successful career in commercial mortgage lending. He worked for Dry Dock Savings Bank, Dime Savings bank, and the New York Bank for Savings where he was Vice President. Upon retirement he and Julia moved to the Tampa Bay area. He volunteered a lot of time to the Massapequa Park community. He was a devout Catholic and donated much of his time to Our Lady of Lourdes church and school. He was an usher, a lector, a scripture reader; he ran bingo and assisted in many fund raising functions. In addition, he was a cub scout leader, a Little League baseball coach and umpire and a youth football referee. He was an avid golfer most of his life, playing multiple times a week in retirement.

Harry is survived by his three children, Harry, Susan and Donna; his daughter and son-in-law, Joanne Lisberger and George Petrilyak; his grandchildren, William, Steven, James, John, Andrew and Julie; and his companion, Ella.

A celebration of Harry's life will be held from 3-7pm Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St N, Seminole, FL 33776. A funeral mass will be held the next day 10am Friday, April 9th, at St, Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609, followed by inurnment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 12:30pm where Harry will be laid to rest.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st Street, Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

  • FAMILY

  • Harry is survived by his three children, Harry, Susan and Donna; his daughter and son-in-law, Joanne Lisberger and George Petrilyak; his grandchildren, William, Steven, James, John, Andrew and Julie; and his companion Ella.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Memorial Gathering

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

Memories

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Eileen Keely

March 17, 2021

Thanks for the Memories, Harry. Thanks for bringing your cousin Gene to Dry Dock Savings Bank back in 1963. Thanks to you we married and had 5 beautiful children, 9 grandchildren and now lst great-granddaughter. Thanks for all the fun and laughter you provided us. Always in Our Hearts. Love, Eileen

Susan Lisberger Petrilyak

March 16, 2021

There is so much to say about the man I called Dad. He was something special for sure. His devotion to family was unsurpassed. He loved my mother, his wife so deeply that after she passed he could not speak of her without crying. He found such joy in his 6 grandchildren and would always boast about how all graduated from major Universities, but then always had to follow that with...Thank God none of them wound up in jail lol. This man had the most incredible work ethic and never called in sick. When my siblings and I were young and he was rising up through the ranks in his career, he worked 3 jobs to provide for us and never once complained. He was funny, oh so funny! He had what we kids call "Dad-isms". He had an answer for everything. We would ask "where are you going?", he would answer "Crazy! Wanna come?". If you asked do you know...his answer was always "I'm not sure, hum a few bars". When can I call you? "You can call me anytime, just don't call me late for breakfast". That list goes on and on. He was there at every sporting event, cheerleading competition and graduation. He never missed a moment.

He gave back to the community he loved ten fold, had more friends who loved him than most, and never refused a friend who needed help. He loved his friends!! Oh boy did he. He created a long lasting friendship with about 10 other couples. The families went on vacations together, celebrated together and at times cried together. It was like I had a multitude of cousins. Many of us are still close today.

I could ramble on forever and apparently that is what I am doing, so I will leave it here...

Harry G. Lisberger Jr... A great man, great husband, great father, uncle and friend. A WWll vet and a true patriot and lover of this country.

I love you dad!

All my love always,
Susan, Sue, and your Suba

Linda Ritchie

March 16, 2021

Dear Donna and family,
Meeting your dad at church was such joy.He just had such a presence about him. You knew his heart was open by the big smile on his face and how much he loved you all and was so proud of you all. May he RIP with all his loved ones, let me know if you all need anything,Love,Sr. Linda,fhs

Joan Keely

March 16, 2021

Harry was also a wonderful Godfather to me. I called him Uncle Harry even though he wasn't technically my Uncle. I have wonderful memories of him from childhood and I loved to be around when he and my Dad were together because they told the funniest stories that cracked me up. He was hysterical! Uncle Harry was a great man and he will be missed. RIP 🙏 condolences to his children and loved ones 💙

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY