Harold “Hal” Huitt, 82, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 after a brief illness.
Described by all who knew him as sweet, he was a modest, kind man with an endearing sense of humor. He loved all kinds of music including ragtime, dixieland jazz, classical guitar and American standards. He sang in a barbershop chorus for more than 30 years. He enjoyed golfing, snow skiing, auto racing and camping. A Denver native, he was a life-long fan of the Denver Broncos and the CU Buffaloes. He believed vinegar and baking soda could clean all household items and cure all physical ailments. Peter Sellers movies made him laugh until he cried.
He was a man of great integrity and stubborn will, who instilled a strong sense of self-reliance and personal responsibility in his daughters. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and, shortly after his return, met and married his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou.
He is survived by his two daughters, Marcie and Amy, and grandson Brian. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimers Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.