David M Harning

Born: Fri., Dec. 26, 1947
Died: Mon., May 7, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., May 15, 2018
Location: Mitchell Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 15, 2018
Location: Mitchell Funeral Home

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Huntington, Massachusetts.   David M. Harning passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital at the age of 70, surrounded by family and friends, and sharing his broad smile and wonderful sense of humor to the end.


He was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 26, 1947, the son of Leo Roy Harning and Mary Jo (Ingold)Harning.


He attended the Assumption Preparatory School. David received a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970.


David was a licensed Orthotist and Prosthetist. For many years he owned the R.E. Huck Company in San Francisco, later practicing his profession in Florida and most recently at Shriners Childrens Hospital in Springfield.


Over the years David was a traveler, a philosopher, a radio and tv technician, a motorcycle mechanic, orthotist and prosthetist, carpenter, airplane builder, pilot (like his Dad), merciless joke teller, and possessed talents too numerous to mention. He also enjoyed reading, golf, bicycling, live performance, and making new friends.


David was a Shriner and a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and volunteered in their Young Eagles program.


What David was most proud of and best at was his role of husband, father , grandfather and friend. Above all, he enjoyed the company of his family and sharing the endeavors of his children and grandchildren. He was their ardent supporter, best cheerleader and source of unconditional love and acceptance.  He was Dave, David, Dad, Deave and Poppie. All of us who knew the joy and warmth of his love, share the pain of his passing.


He leaves his wife Denise, brother Douglas Harning, daughters Jeannie & Kim, step children Michael & Monique and 5 grandchildren...Kayla, Cody, Kyleen, Madelyn and Alexander. 


A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday May 15 at 11am in the Mitchell Funeral Home 15 Park Street Easthampton.  Visiting Hours will be from 10am till the time of the servce


According to the wishes of the family...

Donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital  Carew Street Springfield Ma

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Cathy Sherrill
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
To Dave's Family - I was fortunate enough to meet Dave nearly 30 years ago in California (through Roger Perras) and while our paths rarely crossed over the years, he was one of the kindest, funniest, good men I have ever met. I am certain that he touched thousands of lives in the same fleeting, but unforgettable, way that he touched mine - he will be forever remembered by me in the sweetest way. The loss of Dave is a giant one. May your memories of him, and all his goodness, sustain you in the weeks and months ahead. Sending love tonight.

Mr and Mrs David Baker
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
Dear Denise and family. We are so saddened by the sudden and untimely death of David. In our brief time of being with him, we thoroughly enjoyed his warmth, intelligence and generosity. We know he will be sorely missed by you and entire family. Please know we are thinking of you and hope to see you in the upcoming month.
Sincerely. 😘Patty

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