Harry Francis McAteer, IV

Born: Fri., Sep. 12, 1947
Died: Sun., Sep. 5, 2021


Graveside Service

Location: Fort Jackson National Cemetery


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Harry Francis McAteer IV was born September 12, 1947 in Steubenvile OH the son of Harry and Eleanor and brother of Susan. He grew up in nearby Colliers, WV out in the country. He and his friends roamed the woods and fields, fished and swam in ponds and enjoyed life to its fullest. He enlisted in the Army in 1969 and served in Germany and Viet Nam where he earned the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart. He left the Army after Viet Nam and worked in the Weirton area for a few years before leaving to work in Texas and California. He was a manufacturing supervisor at Apple and Compaq. He relocated to Augusta GA in 2001 where he held several jobs, then moved to West Columbia, SC in 2005 where he retired. Harry was active in the community, involved with the Purple Heart Society and helping with the homeless until increasing, service-related health issues impacted his activities. He died September 5th 2021 in West Columbia. He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Julie Peters of Jupiter, FL and her family, his loving sister Susan and her husband Chris of Williamsburg, VA, numerous nephews and their families and his dearest friends Samantha Dorn, her daughter Sarah, husband David, and her brother Sam Donnan who took loving care of Harry in his final years. He will be missed. 

 

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Bob Johnson
   Posted Thu September 09, 2021
My deepest condolences to Sue & and her family, as well as Julie and her family, at the loss of Harry (Butch). We were so sad to hear of his passing. Although his health had been waning for several years, my hope was that he would eventually get past this. Sadly, this was not to be. I was fortunate enough to call Butch a close friend for 39 years. He was fiercely independent, and one of the bravest men I ever knew. He never hesitated to risk everything in the service of his country, or to aid a friend. He and I shared some great times together, and got each other past some of the more difficult times. We will miss him greatly, as I am sure you will too.

Let us hope that he has finally found peace and that we will see him again one day.
Sincerely,
Bob Johnson

Susan Rockwell
   Posted Sat September 11, 2021
To the outside world we all grow old
But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.
Butch, I will miss you dearly.

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