Harry Randolph Mesic left this earth and went to rest in the arms of his heavenly Father on October 16, 2021 after a prolonged illness. He was born in Newport News, Virginia on December 30, 1935 and was eighty-five years old. He was the son of the late Harry Underwood Mesic and Evelyn Mae Hamaker Mesic.
Harry graduated from Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia. He attended the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in organic chemistry. After serving in the United States Marines Corps, he began a research career in Medicinal Chemistry before moving to South Carolina and working as a Medical Technologist at the Ralph Johnson Veteran's Hospital. During his time there he taught Medical Technology and then did the Toxicology for the hospital laboratory.
For serval years he served as the Pack Master for the Cub Scouts on Isle of Palms and served on the board of the Girl Scouts of America. Because of his deep interest in Southern History, he became a lifetime member of the Military Order of Stars and Bars, and helped the United Daughters of the Confederacy with their work at the Confederate Museum in Charleston,he was also a member of the Confederate Rose and he was a member of the Civil War Round Table.
However, his greatest passion was serving his Lord and studying His word. He was an elder at Calvary Lutheran Church for many years.
Harry married the love of his life, Harriet Lee Bey. They first met in Sunday School at Chestnut Avenue Methodist Church in Newport News, Virginia when he was five years old and she was four. They met again at Hampton High School after both families moved to Hampton, Virginia and they were married in 1956.
In addition to his wife Harriet, Harry is survived by one brother, Steven Dudley Mesic of Junction City, Kansas, a daughter, Catherine Denise Mesic O'Berry of Tucson, Arizona, two grandchildren, Amanda Jean Stringer Boruta of Sicklerville, New Jersey and Alan Daniel Stringer of Tucson, Arizona and two great-grandchildren, Silas and Ambrose Stringer of Tucson, Arizona. He was also the father of the late Daniel Douglas Mesic.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1400 Manor Blvd, Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 6:30pm.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445.