Harold R. DeJager, 94, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died peacefully Monday morning, September 22, 2008 at his Punta Gorda residence.
Harold was born on August 30, 1914 in Rose, New York. A former Vice President and Treasurer of Oxford University Press in New York, and retired CPA and Financial Executive, Harold and his wife Helen, moved to Punta Gorda in 1979 from Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was presented an Honorary Masters Degree by the University of Oxford, England, and was Past President of the New York Chapter of Financial Executive Institutions. He was also Past Commodore of the Minisceongo Yacht Club of Stony Point, New York; member of Flotilla 98 U.S.C.G. Auxiliary, and a member of Port Charlotte United Methodist Church, Port Charlotte, FL, and the Religious Society of Friends of Farmington, New York.
Harold is survived by two daughters, Sylvia (husband Michael) Meyers of Seal Beach, CA, and Shirley (husband George Jr.) DiLullo of Drums, PA; a son Paul (wife Nancy) DeJager of Omaha, NE; two sister-in-laws, Marion Milne of Fairport, NY and Karen DeJager of Naples, FL; 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Helen M. DeJager, and a brother, Bruce DeJager.