The Journal News
Friday, October 24, 2003
HARDIE, JOHN, MD
John Hardie, M.D., of White Plains, NY, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003
in New York City after a long illness. He was 81.
John was born in Youngstown, OH on September 11, 1922, to
William and Jean Rae Hardie. He was a graduate of Ohio State University
and received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians
and Surgeons, in New York. Dr. Hardie practiced as a neurologist for
over 40 years. He maintained a private practice in White Plains and was
on staff at White Plains Hospital, St Agnes Hospital, Grasslands
Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital, Lincoln Hospital and
Metropolitan Hosp. He was Chief, Section of Neurology at White Plains
Hospital from 1981 to 1987. In addition, Dr. Hardie was a professor of
Clinical Neurology at New York Medical College for over 30 years.
John served in the 82nd Airborne Division of the
United States Army in World War IL During his service, he jumped on
D-Day in the Allied invasion of Normandy and in Operation Market Garden
at Nijmegen, Holland.
In addition, he saw combat in the Normandy Breakout, the
Battle of the Bulge and the Invasion of Germany. For his actions he was
awarded two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts, among other service
He was an active member of the 508 Parachute Infantry
Regiment Association, the 82nd Airborne Association, the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Elaine, his four children
John, Lisa, Leslie and Donald and two grandchildren Hannah and Austen
John enjoyed fishing, reading and napping on the porch
on summer evenings. He loved a good debate.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 am at
the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, 2 Maple Avenue, White Plains, NY.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 24 pm and from 7-9 pm.
Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Saturday morning. In
lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the National
D-Day Museum 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130.
BALLARD-DURAND FUNERAL HOME (9141 949-0566