February 2, 1927 ~ February 13, 2018

Born in: Cambidge, Mass.,
Resided in: Florence, Colorado

Harold E. Poole, 91, WW II US Army Veteran, passed away February 13, 2018, at McCandless Veterans Home, Florence. Born February 3, 1927 in Cambridge, MA to Peter and Inza Poole. During WW II he served in the Pacific Theater. On his return from service, he worked as a snow plow driver for the State of Connecticut. He also worked at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, Colt Fire Arms and the City of Aurora. Not one to sit idle, in his retirement years, he worked for Pueblo Home Depot. He was predeceased by wife Shirley in 1984. Also predeceased by siblings Elaine Crandall, Timothy Poole, George Poole, and most recently Wallace Poole on February 9, 2018. He is survived by children Barbara Shaffer (William) and David Poole, grandchildren James (Angela), Chris and Brian McAwley. Also, by great-grandchildren Kaylee and Tristan, as well as sisters Marjorie Uphold and Carol Krar, brothers James Poole and John (Rita) Poole and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to McCandless Veterans Home staff, as well as Hospice of Canon City. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a Veterans organization of your choice. Cremation Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Services February 24, 2018, at 10 am, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences www.montgomerysteward.com/obituary.

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  1. David and family. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Harold always made us laugh and was the “life of the party” at the Gecewicz gatherings. We wish you peace and the Grace of God as you let the memories of Harold embrace your aching hearts. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

  2. To the Family and Friends of Harold Poole:

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.


    Jeanine Williams

  3. David, Barbara and family I send you my sincerest condolences. It is never easy to lose a parent but always remember the things you learned from your mom and dad growing up. I will miss Harold’s feisty behavior and all the good times we had the many get-togethers. Harold me you rest in eternal peace and Barbara David and family may the good Lord keep you in his hands at this time.

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