Joseph Garrick Hardy
November 13, 1933 – September 3, 2015
Joseph Hardy of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House.
Joseph was born November 13, 1933 in Worcester, MA. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1953 and served for ten years. Following his military service, he had a successful career as a Management Analyst with the Department of the Army and was a Fellow of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). He retired in 1998.
Joseph was an avid traveler and did so personally as well as professionally. He had a passion for genealogy and traced family history back to 16th Century England. He also had a pilot’s license and was a self-made handyman with the ability to fix anything. He had an affinity for cats.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Betty Burton, two sons, Michael Hardy and his wife Diana of Sandy Spring, MD, Patrick Hardy and his wife Lisa of Elkridge, MD, two step-daughters Deborah Smith and her husband, Mark Smith of Annapolis, MD and Lesley Otterbein and her husband, James Otterbein of Arbutus, MD, sister Joan Stake of Worcester, MA and grandchildren, Connor and Taylor Hardy, Madeline and Claudia Hardy, Jacob and Taylor Smith, Kathryn and Alyson Otterbein.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy Hardy and his first wife, Joan Hardy.
Visitation and a Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Internment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.
Thursday, September 10, 2015