WORCESTER - Harold “Bud” J. Hall, Jr., 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 26th in his home.
On the day of Charles Lindberg’s Trans-Atlantic Flight (09-20-1927), Bud Hall was born. Raised in abject poverty in the midst of the Great Depression, Bud had to work to survive since his mother passed away when he was a young boy. He learned the electrical trade and worked until he was old enough to enlist in the US Navy. After the war, he joined the Massachusetts State Police; after serving years as a Trooper, Bud and his father began building developments and Scores of new homes as well as operating Hall Electric Co., which still exists today. Bud and his lovely wife, Sylvia traveled the entire world several times as well as all of North and Central America by motorhome. Despite his success, Bud was a humble and giving man. He most generously and consistently donated his time, money and talents all his working career until his death. At age 72 he helped a team of Christian volunteers, whom he never met before, construct a church building in Haiti. Upon his return he had given all his worldly possessions to the poor and returned home with only the clothes on his back.
He devoted countless years of service to the community of Worcester. He served as head of the color guard and as Chaplain of the Vernon Hill Post where he spent years laying wreaths and flags at veterans gravesites. He marched in all the memorial parades and attended and stood guard and prayed at all veterans funerals. He served meals for years at holidays and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a life member of the VFW and the AOH. He was instrumental in building a hospital in Viet-Nam. He cared deeply for the poor and needy.
Bud was predeceased by his wife Sylvia (Jozefowski) Hall 5 years ago. He leaves two sons, Jeffrey and his wife Sarajane of Sterling, Ricky and his significant other, Debbie of Shrewsbury. Predeceased by daughter Debbie 09-05-2012 and survived by 3 daughters Lisa Fox of Millbury, Heidi Doherty of Worcester and Sandra of Chicago, as well as many grand and great grandchildren.
Bud’s graveside service will be private and the family will announce a celebration of life at a later date.