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Francis Harvey
  • June 27, 1944
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  • October 07, 2021

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Lt. Colonel Francis M. Harvey, Jr., passed away at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villiages, FL. during the early hours of the morning on October 7,th, 2021, after an eight month fight with cancer. Francis was born in Stamford, CT. on June 27th, 1944 to Francis M. and Mary Harvey whom had predeceased him in death.

He had a distinguished military career, spending 5 yrs first in the Army, he was a Vietnam Veteran then joining the Air Force as a pilot.  He reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the time he retired 22 years later.
He was stationed at McConnell ARB in Wichita when he retired and not being one to do nothing for very long he began a new career as a Flight Instructor with Flight Safety International. He loved his work and those he worked with. He retired from FSI after more than 20 yrs.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Gandy Harvey whom he married in 2010. He is survived by four grown daughters. Mary Jo Pheniox , of Kirkland , WA. , Mary Ellen Travis of Milford , OH. , Karen Urelius of Seattle, WA, Kathleen Harvey of Topeka, KS., a son Francis Mike Harvey of Wichita, KS , and seven wonderful grandchildren.

Frank was a train enthusiast from an early age. Perhaps his father working as a conductor on the New Haven commuter line had something to do with this, but it lasted throughout his lifetime. He was a member of several train clubs and was quite active in the Toy Train Club of Wichita, and was a big part in helping them start up their new location there.

He had many friends, was a member of a variety of organizations, and was a member of the Squires during his Fairfield University days. He was named Mickey by his friends and he maintained the nickname as well as many of his childhood friendships into adulthood. He was a jokester , a prankster, and a pretty amazing man with a high intellect, sharp wit , and always ready to help a friend or neighbor in need.

He became a Studebaker buff and collected antique Studebakers , belonged to numerous clubs,  attended as many monthly meetings and annual conferences and meets across the country as he possibly could . He made many good friends through his Studebaker activities.

He was enjoying his retirement in FL. He and Sandy enjoyed various activities in their community, especially the monthly boat club luncheons . They had began planning the trip to Maine for next year that they’d talked about since his retirement in 2017 and had also planned a move back to Kansas in the near future to live out their final years.

He was loved by many and will be missed immensely



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  1. Roger Banulis lit a candle:
    27 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 27, 2021 at 10:08:48 PM

  2. Peter Verderosa says:
    22 Oct 2021
    This was a most interesting man. He never bragged about his expertise. His abilities approached genius. His wry sense of humor made you sometimes do a "double take", but when you "got it" you belly laughed. He was fun and I will always recall the poker games (B & G) at Don's house where Mick exhibited his bluffing expertise. I can only imagine how his pilot training students loved him. He was special and all of his beloved "Squires" will testify to that. The eternal rest you have now Mick is something we all envy yet we can't help but want to hold onto this difficult thing called life. My best wish for you is that you are in the company of Jesus. Eternal peace my friend.

  3. Pamela Haynes lit a candle:
    21 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 21, 2021 at 10:17:12 PM

  4. Jim DeCarlo says:
    21 Oct 2021
    Harv was a great friend growing up with many funny times and wonderful memories will miss his wonderful sense of humor. RIP

  5. Don says:
    21 Oct 2021
    I hope you will rest in piece with your Mon and Dad and pave the way for all that follow The squires will all miss and remember the days when we were young and our lives together Goodby my friend Don

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