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A. Stadius Retired Sgt. Major

September 8, 1926 - November 29, 2016

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Marine Corps Sergeant Major (Ret.) Harold Adam Stadius, 90, passed away November 29, 2016. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 8, 1926, he grew up in an orphanage. At the age of 17, he joined the Marines, becoming part of "The Greatest Generation" defending America during WWII in the Asian Theatre where he was wounded at IWO JIMA. Harold went on to fight in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After several other duty stations, he retired in July 1974. Among his many honors, he was the recipient of The Purple Heart, Navy Cross,...

Marine Corps Sergeant Major (Ret.) Harold Adam Stadius, 90, passed away November 29, 2016. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 8, 1926, he grew up in an orphanage. At the age of 17, he joined the Marines, becoming part of "The Greatest Generation" defending America during WWII in the Asian Theatre where he was wounded at IWO JIMA. Harold went on to fight in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After several other duty stations, he retired in July 1974. Among his many honors, he was the recipient of The Purple Heart, Navy Cross, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Harold then went on to have a second career with the US Postal Service, retiring at the age of 65. Harold is survived by his devoted & loving wife of 69 years, Lucille Stadius; children, Barbara Newberry (Kent), Karen Garner (Gary), Mona Behning (Eric), Frank Stadius, Richard Stadius (Anne), Jimmy Stadius (Mary), and daughter-in-law Renee Stadius; 17 Grandchildren; 12 Great grandchildren, all of whom will remember him lovingly and miss him dearly. Harold is preceded in death by Thomas Stadius (son), brother Alfred Stadius, and sister, Minna Stadius. Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, December 4, 2016, with the service to follow at 1:00PM, at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills, 850 St Johns Bluff Rd, Jacksonville, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots.

Arrangements under the direction of Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225 (904) 641-9755. Condolences may be left at www.hardage-giddenschapelhills.com