November 2, 1939 ~ October 13, 2016
Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Harold 'Skip' Hardwick, 76, passed away October 13, 2016. Survived by the love of his life of 33 years, Priscilla; children, Lisa (Paul) Porter, Rich (Jen) Mayo, Bill (Monica) Hardwick, Mike (Kelly) Hardwick, Matt (Tammy) Hardwick all of Pueblo, Chris (Chandra) Hardwick of Bailey, Colo., and Jeff Hardwick of Pueblo; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; great grandchild, Ashton Porter; sister, Beverly (Dennis) Nitschke of Lakeland, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Terri (John) Patterson of White River Junction, Vt. and Jeannette (Fran) Twiss of Elberton, Ga. Preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Jacob Porter. Skip was born to Veta and Harold Hardwick on November 2, 1939, in Pueblo. He was an Air Force veteran and successful businessman. Skip owned and operated Hardwicks which was a grocery store, meat market, restaurant and catering company. He retired in 2004. Skip was an avid fisherman, musician, barbershopper, bowler and golfer. He loved camping, gardening, the Broncos and especially the Lord and his family. We would like to give a special thank you to his doctors, nurses and caregivers at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital as well as the Dorcy Cancer Center. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of life, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the Pueblo IAFF Local #3, 116 N. Main Street. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Dorcy Cancer Center, 2004 Lake Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Although we parted many years ago, I am proud to be the mother of your five wonderful
boys. Thank you and rest in peace.
My condolences to Priscilla and family. I remember Skip and Priscilla from the pre-Oregon Steel days of the old CF&I. Skip and Priscilla were vendors that provided overtime lunches from their restaurant to the mill before the mill was purchased by Oregon Steel in 1993. I retired last year from the mill after 41 years as a security dispatcher at the security headquarters. During the late 80s and early 90s when they had the lunch contract, I had to reconcile the daily lunch order counts with Skip so all of our accounting entries agreed. Always enjoyed working with Skip and his “family” crew. I’m saddened by the news of Skip’s passing.
Skip had a great sense of humor, and was a very kind person. His love of barbershop singing made everyone enjoy it too. His love of his family grounded him. He was a special man.
We Love You Uncle Skip..