Harlan M. “Hubs” McCORD, Age 101. Beloved husband of the late Grace L. (nee Beles). Loving father of June E. Whitmore (Richard), Mary Jane Kastor and Janice L. Silvestro (Lou). Dear grandfather of Lisa, Chuck, Dawn, Mark, Kris, Michael, Rosemarie and Luciano, great grandfather of Justin, Brandon, Kaj, April, Bretton, Alexandra, Skylar, Claire, Yulia, Oksana, Erik, Matthew, Max, Tyler and Trevor. Dear brother of the late Sarah Carpenter, Lillian Guelzow, Charles and Grant.
Memorial Service: Saturday, May 8, 11:00 AM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to your favorite charity.
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Messages of Condolence
Dearest Grandpa Hubs,
Welcome to the Spirit World! Give Gracie a well-deserved long kiss and hug. Enjoy catching up with Sarah, Lillian, Charles, & Grant. As you barnstorm through the cage leagues of heaven, may your coach appreciate your baby hook & stick it to those Celtics every time! May every child that has entered the kingdom too soon find exhilaration as the “candy man” opens his trunk for all those Hershey bars. And may they beware that your perfectly executed swan dive fortells of dangers lurking in the waters. May Treasuries yield 15%, but please take it easy on the bank tellers! May you have an endless supply of pumpkin pie, turkey, and stuffing to pick at. May all the strangers welcome you chatting them up. May all those who listen enjoy your wonderful songs, limericks, & stories. This is how I remember you, Grandpa Hubs. Thank you, for being a fabulous grandpa & great-grandpa!
We will always remember “Hubs”. He was a special guy and really enjoyed his family. May he rest in peace.
We will always remember Hubs. Grandma always said he never sat still and I can remember him coming into the front door and leaving out the back. Never time to sit and visit. But he was a great heart.
Hubs was a “one of a kind” guy but had a heart of gold. He was very much a family man and enjoyed his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. May he rest in peace.
Well Hubs, You finally made it ! I love you dearly my father. You were my hero when I was a little girl. I always loved playing tricks on you. I am very thankful you recieved such loving care at Westlake Villages in your final time of life. I am also very thankful to Richard and June who welcomed you into their home to care for you, and to MaryJane who fed you up to your last day of life. You were a true McCord. You ate like a horse and never let the grass grow under your feet. You provided well for your family and was a stranger to no one. You walked to the tune of your own drummer as everyone knew. At last I know you are at peace. Look out heaven here he comes .
With Grandpa “Hubs” around, there was always a story to tell! He was forever sayiing and doing things none of us would ever dream of. A character at best, a follower of his own path a Hershey Sales Man. There was never a dull momment with my Grandpa……….speaking his mind loudly and irritatingly to a store clerk, hanging with the Amish as if they were his best friends, giving away candy to the grandkids and great grandkids, teasing “Gracie”, resurfacing the drieway, walking all over Parma with his bookbag filled with important papers and Hersheys, breaking the in door at Marc’s while going out and ending up “innocently” in court……..that is the Grandpa I knew and love. As a child I fashoined him after the cartoon character Mr. MaGoo…..a loveable cranky old man that I would laugh at and think peculiar.
I will miss you Grandpa “Hubs”, you were one of a kind!
I’ll miss your sense of humor. I’ll miss your stories. I’ll miss our times at Wendy’s & McDonalds. I’ll miss our trips to the banks. I don’t think we went into any bank where the employees did not recognize you. (or dredded you going in there)
You made the world a lot more interesting. I’m going to miss you.
I am sorry to hear of “Dads” passing. I will always treasure the times I found him sitting on the glider, or park bench taking in the beauty of the neighborhood. Enjoying the sunshine and beautiful trees dancing just for him. I know he will be happy holding the hand of his beloved one, and chatting up a storm with those he has missed. To those that will miss him, know he will forever be watching over you, and loving you. My thoughts and prayers for you to remember the fun, love, and spirit he showed us all.
My greatest memories of my grandfather are up in the cabin, in Pennsylvania, chasing the bear down the mountain with a banana and barging in on me in the shower up in the cabin saying “Dawn, is that you?!” He said I resembled to him as “Venus De Milo.” Always stay arms length away while you’re swimming with Hubs in the swimming pool! (He would dunk you underwater when you weren’t looking.) Hubs, say hello to Grace and Heidi for me!
Grandpa Hubs, the surrogate grandfather to the 5 Coleman Kids as we lost both of our grandfathers when we were young! The man who always had a chocolate to hand out to each and everyone of us! We didn’t have to share!! :0) To Hubs who loved his Gracie and his girls…who carried a picture of our family for years! Aunt Janie, Lisa & Chuckie, our deepest sympathy to you! He lived a LARGE and WONDERFUL life! Always in our hearts and in our memories! We love you! Susie Coleman Pringle & Family
He was my grandpa, too.
You never know the impact, good – or bad (had to include that for Hubbs), that someone has on your life until you try to put it into words. I met Hubbs in the summer of ’73. I think the family was afraid in a way to introduce him to me because he was such a character, that they didn’t know what he would say and weren’t sure if I would ever come around again if he was there!
I soon realized that I had found a true sparring partner.
Every time I saw him after I entered nursing school and went on with my career, I would hear about the aches and pains he was experiencing, but also about the good food, he would ride the bus to eat, at Parma Hospital. Obviously, we had different thoughts on that subject!
And then came the Cleveland Clinic experiences, basketball, Hershey talks. Meanwhile, my second family was rolling their eyes, dragging me away, due to Hubbs getting on his soapbox once again.
Little did he know how he would make a lasting impression….
I am so fortunate to have known Hubbs, no matter how ornery, loud, opinionated he was! At least you always knew where you stood, you know?!
He is now with Gracie.
That’s where I will always keep him in my heart.
I hope he looks clean-shaven when she sees him.
Just keep your mouth shut, Hubbs, and soak in the view.
You know where to find me if you need to talk about the food….
To the McCord family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, and we can see our loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.