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Louis Harmin

March 3, 1934 ~ June 20, 2022

Posted 6/24/22

Louis Harmin passed away on June 20, 2022 having fought a valiant battle with Dementia.Louis was born in 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Blanche and Henry Harmin. After graduating from White Plains …

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Louis Harmin

March 3, 1934 ~ June 20, 2022

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Louis Harmin passed away on June 20, 2022 having fought a valiant battle with Dementia.
Louis was born in 1934 in Brooklyn, New York to Blanche and Henry Harmin. After graduating from White Plains High School, Louis enlisted in the US Army and served in Korea from 1952 to 1954. In 1955 Louis enrolled in Canton ATI, in the Hotel Management Department, after which he became an Asst. Manager of Caneel Bay Plantation on St John, US Virgin Islands.
Louis married his fellow classmate Evelyn Obrest from Canton in Nov. 1957. The young couple had 3 sons born from 1960 to 1963. Louis went back to college and earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from SUNY Albany, where he taught High School and then taught college at SUNY Sullivan, in Loch Sheldrake, NY. For 30 years the family lived in Monticello, NY, where Louis served as Mayor from 1980 to 1988. While Mayor he married over 700 couples. In 1989 the couple went to Kosugi Japan to open a Sister College to SUNY Sullivan.
Louis and Evelyn retired and moved to Crystal River Florida in 1998 and enjoyed retirement while becoming active in the community and teaching the AARP Safe Driving course. The couple enjoyed traveling and cruises as well as visiting children and grandchildren in New York and Colorado.
Left with fond memories are wife Evelyn, Children David (Peggy) in Colorado, Mitch (Sandra) in Ocala FL, and Mark (Kimberly) in Cortland NY; three grandchildren Christopher , Gabrielle and Addison and four great-grandchildren Jasmyn and Ayden Harmin and Harper and Charlotte Laird.
Louis is also survived by brother Dr. Merrill Harmin, brother-in-law Deacon Fred Obrest, and sister and brother-in-law Linda and Peter Reid.
Donations can be made in Lou’s name to: Dementia Education Inc, P.O. Box 434, Inverness, FL 34451.