Harold Daume Obituary,  Death – After a courageous battle with Bulbar ALS, Harold “Hal” Charles Daumé Jr. passed away in a calm and peaceful manner on November 7, 2022. He was surrounded by his family. On April 5, 1942, Hal, the elder son of Harold Charles Daume and Eda Biber, was born in West New York, New Jersey. His parents’ names were Eda Biber and Harold Charles Daume. His parents were big fans of racquet sports, and Hal followed in their footsteps by becoming an avid player of a variety of racquet sports himself, including tennis, squash, badminton, racquet ball, and pickle ball. In the course of his career, Hal worked in marketing research in New York City, Cleveland, Chicago, and Los Angeles, serving clients from all over the country and the world.

He completed his final job for a customer he had worked with for a long time, Winchester, in June. He had a lot of fun doing this work. Hal was a stalwart advocate for organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America and Rotary International. He was a Mason from the third generation of his family. Since singing was one of Hal’s greatest passions, he participated in a wide variety of choirs and musical groups over the course of his life, including The Creeksiders and The Coastal Harmonizers. His proudest public accomplishments were serving as a Badminton Court Official at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, serving as a Rotary International Governor for District 7510 in 2015-16, writing the “Ask Andy” advice column for 21 years for the US Scouting Service Project, and receiving the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award for achieving national level prominence in marketing research.

He also served as a Rotary International Governor for District 7510 in 2015-16. Those four public accomplishments are what he is most proud of.  His most notable achievements in life were serving as a husband to Linda Hambacher Sausville, a brother to Donald Edward Daume, a parent to David Edward Daumé and his wife Sarah, Patricia “Patti” Weh Daumé Petroff and her husband Andy Petroff, Harold “Hal 3” Charles Daumé III and his wife Marine, Kenneth N. Sausville Jr. and Gretchen N. Sausville, and a grandfather to Dylan Edward Daumé, Samantha Leyden
A memorial service honoring Hal’s life will be held at the Arbor Creek Clubhouse in Southport, North Carolina on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at one o’clock in the afternoon. A reception will follow the service.