Warren C. Harmon ’52 died on February 26, 2015, in Salem, Oregon.
(The following appeared in the Statesman Journal, February 28, 2015):
Warren Crowell Harmon passed on peacefully at home Thursday, February 26, 2015. He is survived by his step-son, Carl England, his wife, Leticia, his granddaughter, Sophia, his step-daughter, Heather Milliet, husband Trip, granddaughters, Mollie Trubek and Bonnie Breese, and great granddaughters, Charlotte Garrison, Eleanor and Elizabeth Breese, as well as cousins John and David Tyack. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie, and second wife Pat.
Born October 2, 1928 in Lynn, Massachusetts, and raised in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Frank and Ella Harmon. His sister, Priscilla Harmon, is also deceased.
Warren served in the United States Navy from 1946-1948. He then obtained his BA degree from Bowdin College in Maine, and his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He settled in southern California and began a career as a real estate broker, and ultimately settled in Oregon in the early 1970s, where he and friend Dave Archer established the Archer Harmon Real Estate partnership.
Warren was passionate about travel to far-flung places, his purpose to make friends and learn from others around the globe. Warren was also a lover of geography, a voracious reader of history, bi-partisan politics, and biographies. His compassion, humility, and life-long commitment to the service of others was evident in his many years of volunteering as a Chemeketa College tutor, working at the Union Gospel Mission, and his dedication and active leadership within his local Christian Science Church. The myriad interest which he pursued included long-time membership in the Salem Tennis and Swim Club, Santiam Flycasters, Friendship Force, Salem Amateur Radio Club, and the Chemeketan Hiking Club.
Warren will be greatly missed by all who know and love him, but we know he is traveling to a new life adventure, and each of us carries the light of his special spirit in our hearts.