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Date published: 7/10/2014

Donald J. Harwood

Donald John Harwood, 67, of Hague passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Harwood was born in Hudson, N.H., on Jan. 11, 1947. After graduating from Garfield High School, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for nine years. He then followed in his father's footsteps and joined the Quantico Fire Department.

After retirement, he and his wife built a home on Garner Creek in Hague. He loved boating, fishing and hunting, and was an avid NASCAR fan. He enjoyed helping his neighbors fix their lawn mowers and other yard equipment. He loved his vegetable garden and could be seen riding his red golf cart, delivering veggies to his neighbors. He was a life member and past assistant fire chief for Stafford County Fire Department Co. 2.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Sara Kaye Young Harwood; stepson Kenneth Ronald Knight of Fredericksburg; stepdaughter Ronda K. Knight of Locust Grove; grandson William Kenneth Lee of Locust Grove; and sister Gail P. Harwood of Roanoke.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Stafford.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Harwood loved animals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Old Dominion Humane Society, Box 2, Fredericksburg, VA 22404; or to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.