He was born August 30, 1950, in Livingston Manor, New York to Eunice June Long Squires from Dothan, Alabama and Fredrick Madison Squires from Hancock, New York. He and his younger brother Charlie Squires (Marylin) were raised on a small dairy farm in Livingston Manor, New York where his brother still resides today.
He was estranged from his four biological children. The youngest of which is Wesley James Squires in Ingalls, IN.
He had four stepchildren that he was involved in raising from the ages of 8-16. They are Krista Michelle Blech Gamble, (deceased) Michael David Blech (Kerrie), Westfield, IN, Steven Erwin Blech, (Jackie) Cicero, IN and Jeffrey Taylor Blech, (Kari) Hudsonville, Michigan. He had 10 grandchildren: Bailey Heim Blech, 23, Patrick Austin Gamble, 19, Felicity Christine Gamble, 18, Mason Edward Vandevender, 17, Tyler Otis Vandevender, 14, Brittany Lynn Blech, 11, Cole Michael Blech, 10, Owen Taylor Blech, 8, Hannah Sue Blech, 5, and Chase David Blech, 5.
He married Christine Kay Taylor Squires on November 20, 1991 in Noblesville, IN. They resided in Atlanta, IN.
Harry was retired from his landscaping business, Sequoia Landscaping which he ran for approximately 25 years. Prior to his marriage, he was an over-the-road truck driver for Ryder for many years. He was proud of his military service in the Marine Corps in 1967-1969 in Vietnam where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with the RVN Cross of Gallantry, and a badge for Rifle Marksmanship. His primary duty station was Danang, Vietnam. And although in war time it wasn't a pleasant place, he thought it was beautiful and returned to visit in 2017.
His childhood family never owned or had a vehicle so once he turned 18 he was all about travel. He visited every state in the Union including Alaska and Hawaii and then lived for his twice annual cruises. Between land trips and cruises, he visited approximately 45 countries including many exotic locations. Some highlights were trips to Berlin, Germany (where he loved the pastries), Italy, The Czech Republic, France, Poland, a cruise down the Amazon River to Brazil where he purchased the loose topaz stone used in his wife's wedding ring, from Chile around the horn of South America to Argentina, South Korea, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan. But Canada was a recent favorite. He made many hunting and fishing trips there as a young man and took the train all the way across from Montreal to Vancouver. In the later years he made several trips to the Yukon and Alaska. He loved the wild animals and the beautiful scenery.
He passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 4:45AM with his wife by his side.
Those who knew him best will remember him for his crazy sense of humor and military style discipline.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 12:00PM at the Arcadia Christian Church, 26901 State Road 19, Arcadia, IN, with burial to follow at the Arcadia Cemetery. A time of visitation will be from 11:00AM until time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arcadia Christian Church. Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel is entrusted with Mr. Squires' care and where you may send condolences at www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
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Arcadia Christian Church
26901 North State Road 19, Arcadia IN 46030