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Calvin F. Harrington

Posted 2006-04-08 by Max Pitzer

Calvin F. Harrington
Cal Harrington, 83, a long-time Yuma resident, passed away March 27, 2006, at YRMC. Cal was born in Gila Bend, Arizona, the son of Arizona pioneers, C.S. and Wanda Harrington. His family moved to Buckeye, Arizona, where he graduated from Buckeye High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served our country during WWII. Cal later attended college in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he met and married his wife, Joanne, in 1949.

After moving to Yuma in 1955, he began an electrical contracting business, C & H Electric, Inc. which he operated for more than 25 years. Cal envisioned quality training for electricians to develop their potential. To that end, he served as Yuma IBEW Joint Apprenticeship Program Chairman.

Cal closed C & H Electric, Inc., and then transitioned into real estate, where he developed, leased and maintained commerial properties. He took pride in his company and embodied a strong sense of honesty, integrity and work ethic. Cal served on several boards for both the City of Yuma and Yuma County, in order to give back to the community. He was an active member of First Christian Church.

Cal was devoted to his family; each person was very important to him. He had a passion for life. He touched the lives of others by setting a good example. Cal enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He believed that keeping busy meant keeping fit. Cal is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joanne Harrington; his daughter, Linda Spriggs; son, David (Teresa) Harrington; grandson, Clint (Ari) Harrington; granddaughter, Amy Harrington; great-grandson, Maddox Cole Harrington; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.S. and Wanda Harrington; brother, Harvey Harrington and sisters, Grace Drew and Elizabeth Parker.

Cal will be greatly missed by family and friends. Memorial services will be held Monday, April 3, 2006, at 4 p.m. at First Christian Church 3261 S. Avenue 6E, (Highway 80 and Araby Road), Yuma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Yuma.

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