McCullen, Harold, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 at Shattuck Manor, age 97 years. Harold was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada September 22, 1914 the son of the late Patrick H. and Blanche Emma (Barnes) McCullen. The family returned to the Saginaw area in 1916. He was a 1933 graduate of Arthur Hill High School. He was united in marriage with Virginia J. Troy November 1, 1944. She predeceased him April 27, 1996. Harold served in the United States Army during World War II, serving over four years, most of it in the Southwest Pacific area. He had been employed by Saginaw Broadcasting Co, WSAM, AM & FM; Lake Huron Broadcasting Co., WKNX, AM & TV. He retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in March, 1980 with 24 years of service. He was a charter member of St. Helen Catholic Church; Telephone Pioneers of America and the Communication Pioneers and a long time member of the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association. Harold is survived by his daughter, Linda A. (Darrell) Mahurin, Tucson, Arizona; three grandsons, Eric A. Eckhardt, Brian T. Eckhardt and Michael J. Mahurin, all of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Bernard (Nancy) McCullen; two sisters, Kathryn Sandula and Patricia Anver; a sister-in-law. Donna (Edward) McKinley; many nephews and nieces and Rosemary Lehr, Mt. Clemens, MI, whom he loved as a daughter. In addition to his wife, Harold was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence McCullen, Owen McCullen, Alan McCullen and a sister, Ruth Hinds. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2445 N. Charles St. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case & Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road, Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. where they may join the family for a parish vigil service at 8:00 p.m. and at church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Hospice of Hope. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to Dr. Mirza Hussain, the staff of Shattuck Manor and Hospice of Hope for the outstanding care and love they gave to Harold.