Harlow "Bud" A. Lazott
February 2, 1920 – June 4, 2013
Harlow Albert Lazott, 93, of Falmouth died on Tuesday June 4, 2013. He was born on February 2, 1920 in Nashua, NH a son of Gertrude (Taylor) and Harlow E.A. Lazott. He attended Worcester, MA schools and graduated from South High School, Class of 1937. He was one of 200 applicants to be accepted in a class of 30 for admission to the Massachusetts Nautical School. Upon graduation he applied and received a berth with the Grace Steamship Line on its South American run.
In 1940 he reported to the USS Salamonie, was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy, was discharged as an LCDR in 1945 and entered the Navy Reserve. He was recalled to active duty for the Korean War and was discharged a Commander. He returned to the Reserve in 1953 and retired as a Captain, USNR.
In January 1944, he had the good sense to marry his school sweetheart, Margaret Barnes Phipps, in New York City. After the war they returned to Worcester and they would have two sons, Russell and David. Bud began work with IBM as a Customer Service Engineer in the office products division. Still with IBM, after “Korea” he became Customer Engineering Manager for Maine until 1968 when he became Field Manager in Boston. In 1975 he opted for early retirement and he and Margaret moved to Waterford, ME
Life for Bud on Lake Keoka was ideal. He built a log home for his family to enjoy. Just about any day was a good day on the lake. Sailing provided a “spiritual” connection with water and he organized many lake regattas. Declining health would force him to move to Falmouth.
Bud is survived by his wife of 69 years, Margaret Lazott of Falmouth, his son Russell Lazott of San Diego; his son David Lazott of Worcester, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery this summer. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Bud’s family.
Harlow "Bud" A. Lazott
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July 8, 2013
Bud was a class act. He was the standard we all strove for on Keoka Lake during the regatta and while honing our sailing skills against him when there was fair winds on other days.
Watching him march in his Navy Whites on the 4th of July parade in Waterford made us all proud and gave us someone to point to when asked by our children what it means to serve your country.
We will miss ya Bud.
Al and Jean Struck(Waterford, ME)
June 26, 2013
We will keep Bud's memory alive here in the cabin he built on his beloved Keoka Lake. We are grateful every day to Bud and Margaret for their kindness toward us when we became the new inhabitants of their home. The day after we moved in, Frank McKeon came over from the cabin next door to welcome us. He said, "If you ever need any help with anything here, or there's anything you need to know, be sure to call me -- and I'll call Bud!" Here's hoping Bud and Frank are sharing some laughs and wonderful memories together.
Chip and Beth Mason
June 21, 2013
I will always remember 'Bud' as being my dad's best friend. When I was growing up they were always up to something together. I loved tagging along with them because it was so much fun hearing them laugh and joke and pock fun at each other. Wonderful memories.
David & Jo Lynne Johnson
June 20, 2013
We are saddened to hear of Bud's death. A bit of the sparkle has gone off of Keoka. Growing up, we could always see Bud out on the lake in his sunfish or sailfish and their successors. Our condolences to Marg, Dave, and to Russ and his family. Bud's great sense of humor will be missed!
June 18, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Bud's passing. We cherish the memories of when you lived in Waterford. Carol and Gary Rounds
June 18, 2013
Im going to miss you Gramp, Id wish I lived closer to see you and gram more often. Ill never forget all the great memories i had at camp; and how you treated me with alot of love. I learned to sail with you,and shoot squirrels which was so fun. I feel fortunate to hear most of the Sunday's phone calls you and gram made to my father. I got a kick how much you and gram praise your son. Gramp you always stuck me as a very serious but fair person and ive always respected you for it. I will miss you Gramp.
June 17, 2013
WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE BUD & MARGARET AS OUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS. THEY ARE A PLEASURE TO KNOW, ALWAYS FRIENDLY & HELPFUL. BUD WAS ALWAYS THERE TO LEND A HELPING HAND DURING A HOUSEHOLD CRISIS SUCH AS A BROKEN HOTWATER HEATER. HE WAS KIND & HELPFUL TO EVERYONE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMMUNITY. WE APPRECIATED HIS ASSISTANCE.
BUD'S EYES LIT UP WHENEVER HE SPOKE OF HIS LOVE FOR MARGARET. HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN ! WE WILL MISS HIM AND HIS GENTLE PRESENCE.
NEIGHBORS, ELIZABETH & MARY
June 17, 2013
Bud was a good man. He hired me at IBM in 1957 and had a party at his house for my wife an I the following year when we married. He was a great influence on my life.
May God bring you all comfort at this time of loss.
Peace, Bill Morse
June 16, 2013
Another from the 'Greatest Generation' in God's care.
Thank you for your service.