SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Harold J. Soukup, 79, died March 27, 2004, peacefully at his home after a long illness. He was born June 21, 1924, in Southwest Harbor, the son of William T. and Elizabeth (Stanley) Soukup. Harold was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 69 of Southwest Harbor. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He worked for the Astor Estate for many years and also Lobster fished for 29 years. Harold was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Vera (Gillie); two sons, William Soukup and wife, Shirley, and Harold “Jay” Soukup, all of Southwest Harbor; three daughters, Shirley Deans and husband, Lewis, of Orland, Janice Cote and husband, Daniel, of Lewiston, and Wilma Waterman and husband, Michael, of Trenton; a brother, Robert Soukup and wife, Yvette, of Cape Cod, Mass.; and a sister, Lurline Tuttle of New Hampshire; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at the convience of the family. Those who desire may make contributions in Harold’s memory to the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 1139 main St., Mt. Desert.