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22 November 1922 – 17 February 2016
Bermuda Dunes lost one of its most beloved citizens with the passing of Harold "Hal" Le Duc on February 17, 2016. Born and raised in Anaheim, Hal was a life long resident of California. He graduated from Anaheim High School where he was the State champion in doubles tennis with his longtime friend, Glen Lehmer. With the outbreak of World War II he quickly volunteered and was initially assigned desk duty as a clerk/typist, but soon added his name to the orders deploying troops to the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was ultimately assigned to the 380th Bomb Group in the 529th Squadron. He served in the Pacific Theater as a tail gunner in the famous B-24 Liberator and flew nearly 250 hours of combat missions throughout Southern Asia and the Pacific Islands.
After the war he had a successful career as a service station owner/operator and later as a provider of management and accounting services to stations throughout Orange County.
His first love, however, was golf and in 1984 he and his wife Carol moved to Bermuda Dunes Country Club where they began an active retirement centered around golf with their many dear friends. He continued to play well into his 90's.
Hal loved cars, gardening and his Wednesday Carl's Junior lunch bunch with his buddies – always with a senior discount, of course. But his greatest love was for his wife, Carol, and their blended families. He left this world knowing he was loved by the many friends and family members who visited during his final days.
Hal is survived by his wife Carol, her children: Ron (Ana) Young, Connie (Dennis) Winn, Randy (Bonnie) Young, James Young, and Joanie (Donnie) Hill; his children: James (Maryellen) Le Duc, Dena (Jaime) Herrera; daughter-in-law Margie Young, 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his sister, Betty Bradley, his son Michael (Linda) De Luc, and his previous wife and mother of his children, Doris.
The family wishes to thank all family and friends for their support.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serenity Hospice, 777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6784, 760-325-8718.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, February 22nd at St. Francis of Assisi Church in La Quinta, CA starting at 10:00AM
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert has been entrusted with arrangements.