Harry Charles Misener

Harry Charles Misener, 59, of Goodyear, AZ passed away on November 25, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born March 2, 1958 to Harry Misener and Eileen McAfee in Highland Park, MI. He is survived by his loving wife Jayne Griffith Misener; son Matthew Misener (Jennifer); 3 granddaughters (Braelynn, Melanie and Bailee); mother Eileen McAfee-Misener; siblings Patty (Ron) Kurylo, Pam Misener, Mary Misener Harms, Shelly Misener; and Mike (Char) Misener; father-in-law Marcus Mack; sisters and brothers-in-law Debbie Griffith (Rick Rice), Kathy Griffith Thompson, Tom Griffith (Lori), Mike Griffith (Toni), and John Griffith (Kim); 9 nieces, 6 nephews, 4 great nieces, and 5 great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Harry Joseph Misener and grandparents Alice and Joseph McAfee and Marion and Harry Misener.

Harry served in the US Navy from 1976-1980 as a Morse Collection Specialist/Crypto-logic Tech Operator/Analyst where he received the National Defense Service Medal. He also served for 21 years with the Westland, MI Police Department as a Sergeant, field training officer, and D.A.R.E. officer, and as the Director of Training for Shooter’s World in Phoenix, AZ.

Most of all, Harry will be remembered for being a loving husband, father, son, brother, friend, hockey coach, and mentor.

A first Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338 with a reception to follow from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church hall, 918 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ.

A second Memorial Service and reception will be held from 12:00-3:00 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Bova VFW Hall, 6440 N. Hix Rd, Westland, MI 48185.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Thompson Funeral Chapel and will be made in Harry’s memory to charitable organizations that were close to his heart.

22 Comments on “Harry Charles Misener

  1. Harry you were a great man. You will be missed. Jaybe and Matt I extend my sincerest sympathys.

  2. God must of needed a BEST FRIEND when he took Harry from us. May God bless you Jayne, and also the Misener and Griffin families. My family will always cherish the memories and good times we shared together.

  3. Harry a great guy and Family man. Was proud to say I️ worked with you at the police department and friend afterword. God bless

  4. Harry was always one of my favorites on the department when he worked with me. Even though in the passing years we hadn’t seen each other much I am truly saddened to know that his big smile and warm heart are no longer here. Harry I will miss you.

  5. Harry you were a great Husband, Father and Police officer. It was a pleasure and honor to work with you at the Westland Police Dept. May you Rest In Peace.

  6. Jayne, John and family,

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband and brother-in-law. We so enjoyed meeting you at John’s last December, Jayne, and my heart goes out to all of you. I know how close you all are and that love will continue to sustain you. I will pray for Peace and Strength for all of you.

  7. A piece of my heart will be missing forever. Harry, you were not only an amazing example of what a man should be for his family, friends, and co-workers. You were someone I looked to as a second father. I hope You and Jayne both know now much I will always love the two of you and how much I’m going to miss you every single day. I thank God I was able to have the two of you as a part of my life and I will never forget the last time I saw you and you gave me a big hug and smile. I love you Harry Misener.

  8. My prayers and thoughts are with Harry and his family. Harry was a great officer and friend.

  9. Jayne,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your Family. So very sorry for your loss. You and Harry were always a joy to be with.

  10. My heart and my prayers go out to the family. I was so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Though I know that he will be always missed, may memories of him provide some comfort.

  11. Great friend of mine in and after high school. High school was a blast. His visits at my parents house while on patrol were special moments for us all. God bless you man

  12. I am so sad about Harry’s passing. I first met Harry in 4th grade through my Dad and stayed friends through high school. I saw him a few times post-high School and he always, always had a huge smile. Harry lit up the world and he will be remembered and missed by many.

  13. I remember Harry from highschool. We graduated together. We are the same age. He died on my birthday. I knew him to be hardworking, fun loving, conscientious, and kind hearted. I remember him vividly as being wonderful, even after all these years. My sincerest condolences go out to his family. I know he will be greatly missed. May God bless and keep his loved ones. Peace be with you all.

  14. My sincerest sympathies to the family. I remember Harry from junior high and high school and he was always great to hang out with.

  15. I remember Harry from elementary school. He was always really nice and great to be around.

  16. My heart is broken after learning of the loss of such an incredible person. My sister was a good friend of Harry’s in high school and after. He went above and beyond as a police officer and friend to help her during some very hard times and was there for my mom and our family when she died. God bless you and your family during this difficult time with the peace in knowing you will all be together again. Harry will be there with arms wide open and his beautiful smile to greet you. Rest in peace dear Harry.

  17. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Harry’s family and all who loved him. He was a real treasure, a wonderful man. My sister was friends with Harry in high school and after. He went above and beyond to help her and when she died he was there for my Mom and our family. God bless you all with peace. Rest in peace Harry.

  18. Harry was one of the people you could count on to do things correctly …when we first got the Police Explorer Program going at Westland P.D. he was a good choice for taking out ride-alongs, he could be trusted. Back in the days before the Dept. got a permanent-Civilian Dispatching staff, Harry would often Dispatch and he not only enjoyed it, but was quite skilled at it as well. I played with Harry on the Dept. softball team and the Westland Police (Dare) Hockey team. Harry was also a good Dare Officer and F.T.O. I will miss Harry as will many others….I will remember him most as being one of the “Hockey Guys “.

  19. Jayne,
    I was sorry to see of Harry’s passing and did it bring back the memories. I know its been many years but of thought of you guys often and the fun we had here in Michigan with the people from ADG. I recently found an old picture of Harry, Dr. Gillig and Ron out at camp Dearborn and remembered how much fun it was.
    You and Matthew are in my Prayers and Harry rest in peace.

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