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The Journal News
Friday, October 24, 2003

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 awards.

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 Rose.

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.