Born: September 23, 1924 - Deceased: November 28, 2021
Harold E Ord, 97, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, September 23, 1924, in Wooster, OH, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at his home in Belleville, IL.
Harold worked as a switchman for AT&T, formerly Illinois Bell, for most of his career and served our nation as a merchant marine during wartime. He was a member and volunteer at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Belleville, IL. Harold was a long time member of the Althoff Fathers and Friends Club. He was an original member of Althoff Bingo, raising over 1 million dollars for the school. He was a member of Belleville Elks Lodge #481, working to serve those veterans who also served our nation.
Harold always greeted everyone he met with a smile, a handshake, and his signature “Hi Guy” greeting. Harold was a seasoned traveler, exploring the world with his family. He was the patriarch of the Ord Family for nearly a century, and leaves a legacy of love to three generations of family members.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Loving wife of over 62 years, Laverne F., nee Powell, Ord
- Parents, Charles and Mildred, nee Owens, Ord of Centralia, IL
Surviving are his:
- Chris (Robin) Ord of Belleville, IL
- Richard C. (Leigh) Ord of San Diego, CA
- Pamela (Dennis) Newton of Hawthorn Woods, IL
- Greg Ord
- Kyle Ord
- Chris (Luz) Newton
- Matt (Laura) Newton
- Greg (Mary) Newton
- Kayla Ord
- Ryan Ord
- Great grandchildren:
- William Newton
- Arrabella Newton
- Claire Newton
- Allie Newton
- Charlie Newton
- John Parker Newton
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Belleville Elk Lodge #481, 1513 South Illinois Street, Belleville, IL 62220 or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 8707 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62223.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 am, Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Father Matt Elie officiating. Private family interment at Mount Hope Cemetery in Belleville, IL.