As published in The Californian on 29 October 2003:
Harold Muir, 86, died of natural causes on Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in Maui, Hawaii. Born in Michigan in 1917, he lived in Oceanside for the last 29 years. He served in the Army during WWII in the European Theater, and after the war returned to college and received his degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technical Institute (now Lawrence Technical University) outside Detroit, Mich. In 1953, he moved his family to Santa Monica and started his own heating and air-conditioning business. Thermodyne, which he operated in Los Angeles and Oceanside until he retired in 1980. He was a member of the El Camino Country Club, the Hackers Golf Group, the Packard Club, St. Mary's of the Sea church and the Oceanside Elks Club.
Harold is survived by his wife of 29 years, Emma Muir of Oceanside, sons Randall Muir of Claremont, Richard Muir of Oceanside, and Robert Muir of Elk Grove; daughter Mary Muir of Santa Monica; stepchildren, Bill Freed of Oceanside and Patricia Franch of Prescott, Ariz. He is also survived by his sisters, Bea Samas, Marge Rose, Kay Hoyt, and Betty Easton. and his brother Art Muir, as well as nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oceanside on Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, with a Rosary at 9:30 to 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Patrick Mulcahy will officiate. Inurnment will be in Mission San Luis Rey.
The family suggest that memorial donations to St. Mary's Star of the Sea building fund, 609 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054.
Eternal Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements.
The Californian, 29 October 2003