- 88 years old
- Date of birth: May 15, 1925
- Place of birth:
Bronx, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Feb 4, 2014
- Place of passing:
Tempe, Arizona, United States
|Dad, you will never be far from our hearts,|
"Still missing you Dad!"
"I can't believe it's been two years. I still think about him every day."
"Mr. Hal was a great man. He used to bring in donuts to me and Frank when we worked graveyard dispatch. My mother Marilyn Pruniski joined him recently and I'm sure they are laughing from shared memories. Bless be! Your family is in my prayers."
"Prayers for the family. I worked with Hal for many years at AAA. He was such an exceptional man. He always took the time to say hello when passing in the hallways, elevator or parking lot. Even in the middle of conversations with groups of people he acknowledged everyone and made us all aware that we were part of a team. He will be missed."
"Forever Remembered and Missed."
"I just learned of Harold's passing with much sadness. My 23 years of working at AAA Phoenix & Yuma brought me in contact with Harold as my boss & co-worker. He was admired by all of us for his friendship & sincerity. My prayers are with his family for their great loss."
"To Hal's family, My mother and I were sorry to hear of Hal's passing. He worked with my father Don Hughes at the North Jersey Auto Club in the 1960's and was good friends with a group of people at the club in those days. I last saw Hal a few years ago at a AAA Annual Meeting and he looked great, always in such good physical condition. We talked about the New Jersey days with warm remembrance. Again, sincere condolences from my mother Catherine and I."
"Jim and family I am truly sorry to hear about your dad he was so very nice to me when I first arrived at AAA Az a true gentleman! What a loving group we were and he was responsible for that. He will be missed but wonderful memories."
"To the Lehrer family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Lehrer. Though I never worked with him at AAA I had the pleasure of assisting him put together a European trip several years ago. He was so much fun to work with and so full of life. He will be missed!"
"" To the Lehrer Family " Masako Allen and I want to express our sincerest condolences for your loss. Although we did not know your Father closely, the time we did spend with him this last Thanksgiving was a true gift for all of us. The conversations with your father, his stories, his insight, along with his wonderful humor were all things we will not forget. Our prayers go out to you and your family in this time of great loss.
The Ford family."
"Lehrer Family - I am so saddened by your loss. Hal was a wonderful man who I had the great pleasure of knowing. He will be missed by many."
"To Lehrer Family: I've known your Dad for a long time,I worked with him on National AAA committees and as a member of the AAA Boards Nationally and Arizona. I've played racquet ball with him, salmon fished with him and traveled the Yang Zee river with Hal; he's a wonderful man who has given much to AAA and society, I miss him, many will miss him, he was a unique individual.
Jack Larsen and I had lunch with Hal several time before he died but after he knew he was dying. He was at peace with how he had lived his life and ready to die. Hal wasn't a deeply religious man but he was spiritual and I think Romans 8:6 best describes him:
"The mind of a sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the spirit is life and peace."
Hal is now at peace."
"Jim I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time with Hal during several annual AAA meetings and was charmed by him. He was a great conversationalist and I so enjoyed listening to such a smart, engaging and entertaining gentleman. It was truly a pleasure getting to know him.
Having had a father so much like yours I can say its hard to let them go but it's also rewarding to have had them as a part of our lives for so many years. We have been blessed.
You will be in my thoughts as you go through the very natural process of grieving.
"I met Hal first as a client but that relationship morphed into a strong friendship as we both were part of a weekly breakfast group that met regularly for at least 20 years. Hal was a man of great integrity, good humor and was always a consummate gentleman. I regret that we lost touch over the past several years following his retirement and despite that lapse, I nonetheless am acutely saddened by his passing."
"Jim and family.. Truly sorry you all have lost Hal. I will miss our talks about table tennis and aaa. Special man and friend -- god bless you all during this difficult time. The Oltmans family"
"To Hal's family: Hal's going has left such a large emptiness in me; he was such an un-selfish, good friend to so many-really a great person.
I am so saddened."
"To the Lehrer family, I was so saddened to hear of Hal's passing. I had the privilege of knowing Hal for many, many years, actually decades. He was always such a gentleman. I remember him telling me about his early years at the Automobile Club of New York and the competitive basketball games he played with his colleagues there. He was a good friend to many and helped many friends throughout his life. He will be missed greatly. My sincerest condolences for your loss.
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