Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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ESWP mourns the passing of Harold G. Hall, President of the Society in 1989, and recipient of ESWP‚Äôs Metcalf Award in 1997.¬† Mr. Hall, age 96, of Mt. Lebanon, passed on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. His obituary: Beloved Husband for 67 years of the late Anne S. Hall; loving father of Marcy (James) Richard, William¬† (Ruth), Dr. David (Suzanne), H. Mark (Donna), Jonathan (Beth) and Ed (Mary Ellen) Hall;; also survived by nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Harold was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp during¬†World War II, and served¬† as a Pilot flying C-47s and DC -3, conveying Troops and Supplies to fortify the Alaskan Front. Afterwards attending and graduating from Carnegie Tech as a Mechanical Engineer, he started to work as a Manufacturing Engineer for Standard Coil and Machine located in South Side of Pittsburgh. Within a few years he organized with a handful of investors to purchase Standard Coil Co.¬† and renamed it Hall Industries, Inc. With his Entrepreneurial Spirit over the next 60 plus years and the 2nd generation of management, Hall Industries¬†has grown from a modest 15 man machine shop to become a diversified Engineering, Manufacturing and Service Business in a dozen states and overseas in the Czech Republic. Harold George Hall affectionately known as “HG”,¬† truly lived his Mentor Andrew Carnegie’s motto, ” My Heart is in The Work.”¬† He continued to make it to work everyday through his 95th birthday, not suffering as a “work-aholic”, but because he truly loved Electro Mechanical Manufacturing, the dialog with co workers, and participating in commerce anyway he could contribute as a “Problem Solver”! His accomplishments and civic contributions were extensive: Board of Trustees St. Clair Hospital,¬† President of Engineer Society (Metcalf Awardee ), President Alumni¬† and Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University, President Small Business Council,¬†Rotary Club, Fellows Club, Aero Club, Antique Automobile Society of America, St. Pauls Church Vestry, Mason and¬† Boy Scout Master. In recognition, contributions may be made to East Liberty Family Health Care Center, 6023 Harvard Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.


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