Obituary for HARLEY

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Thursday September 02, 2010

Joseph Baldridge Harley, 88, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010. He is survived by his son, Wayne Harley; granddaughters, Joelle Hardesty and husband, Robert, and Lesla Andrews and husband, Robert; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and Grayson; step-son, Dave Speer and wife, Jean; and step-granddaughters, Lauren and Erin. He was preceded in death by his wife of 28 years, Katherine Harley; wife of 30 years, Mary Harley; and wife, Scott Trinosky. Joe was born in Dulce, NM in 1922 to William P. Harley and Alma Baldridge Harley. He served as President of Baldridge Lumber until his retirement in 1988. He was a pioneer in the home center concept in NM. Joe was a member of Sigma Chi Beta Xi chapter at UNM and was also a graduate of the UNM Business School. He was a founding member of Executive Association of Greater Albuquerque. Joe was a UNM letterman in skiing and a Lobo Club member. He was an avid fly fisherman and bird hunter. Joe served in the Navy during WWII as a Lt. JG. He then retired from the Naval Reserve in Albuquerque as Commander. Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 2, 2010, 2:00 p.m., at French - Westside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Joe's name to Ducks Unlimited of New Mexico, 6406 Mendius Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guest book for Joe at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300

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