American Veteran 09

Harlan B Ladd

July 28, 1924 ~ June 17, 2021 (age 96)


LADD, Harlan Bolles.  In loving memory of Harlan, a kind-hearted and loving man, who inspired all those whose lives he touched.  Harlan, 96, of West Springfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 17, 2021.  Born on July 28, 1924 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Harlan was the son of the late Everett Ladd and Grace Eddy Ladd.  Harlan is predeceased by his brothers Norman Ladd and Louis Lander and survived by his sister Grace (Lander) Billing of Naples, FL. Harlan enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1942 at the age of 18 and served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.  After the war, he attended the University of Massachusetts (graduating in 1951), where he met Julia Moore (in the library) who soon became Julia (Judy) Ladd.  Harlan was the New England Sales Manager for Agway, retiring in 1989 after 37 years.  Harlan was a talented man with many skills, including woodworking (he built a sailboat), gardening (vegetable and flower) and camping with his sons and traveling cross-country with his wife.  He was also a spiritual man, devoted to God and his church teaching Sunday school with his wife and serving as a deacon. For 70 years, Harlan was devoted to his wife Judy, who passed in December 2019 and was the loving Father of Stephen H. Ladd and wife Kim of Venice, FL, Paul E. Ladd and wife Maureen of South Boston, MA and Peter A. Ladd and wife Mary of Old Lyme, CT; proud grandfather of Andrew H. Ladd, Aaron S. Ladd, Austin E. Ladd, Christopher B. Ladd, Caitlin (Ladd) Rinaldi, and Craig P. Ladd and great-grandfather of Luke, Teddy, Lucy, Palmer and Madelyn; brother-in-law of Clark E. Moore and wife Betty of Venice, FL.  Harlan was also the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Harlan will remain forever in our hearts.  The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Mittineague Congregational Church, 1840 Westfield Street, West Springfield. His burial will be held privately at a later date at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Contributions in his memory can be made to the East Village Place Associate Fund, c/o East Village Place, 50 Benton Drive, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.

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Funeral Service
June 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Mittineague Congregational Church
1840 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

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