Harry C. “Pete” English, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) age 90) Of Monument, Colorado, died on Friday, May 17, 2002. He was born March 3, 1912 in Washington, D.C. to Robert and Marguerite Cole English, he is survived by daughters, Jane M. Nelson and Alice J. Bishop; son, Michael P. Montgomery; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Pete was Director of Playgrounds in Washington, D.C. and a football official for many years. He was given a direct commission as a Second Lieutenant. He was project official for the National Conference on Youth Welfare and Fitness under President Eisenhower and was the head of the Air Defense Command Reserves for nine years under General Lee, General MacGhe, General Thatcher and General Agan. Pete was the Bishop's Warden in the founding of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. He retired from active military duty in 1963 and continued to serve his community by taking active roles in Kiwanis Club, Sertoma Club, St. Matthias Church, and Masonic Lodge. His Masonic Honors include The Grand Cross of Color (Rainbow); Legion of Honor (DeMolay); Inspector General Honorary, 33rd Degree, Scottish Rite;High Twelve International, The Grand Masters Lodge of The Grand Jurisdiction of Ireland, Past Master of KADOSH and Past Editor of the Consistory News. Pete held a deep love and respect for his friends.
Funeral services are being held Sunday, May 19, 2002 in Colorado. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery June 20 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions in Pete's memory may be made to Christ The King Anglican Church, P.O. Box 1330
Monument, Coloado 80132 or Centurian Daylight Lodge, #195 P.O. Box 222, Monument, Colorado 80132.
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