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Harry Earnest Giroud

February 5, 1947 — March 9, 2020

Harry Earnest Giroud, 73, of Mount Hope, WV passed away at home from a sudden and unexpected illness on March 9th, 2020.

Born in Abington, PA February 5th, 1947,the son of the late Louis A. Giroud Sr. and Verona Hulme.

A brother Louis A. Giroud Jr. preceded him in death.

Survived by his life partner of 42 years, Mary E. Ball; best friend, Lil Bitty; sisters, Verona "Dolly" Adams, Edith "Babe" Hulton and Suzanne Moyer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Abington High School, Abbington, PA, and Morris Harvey College, Charleston, WV, his early work career included News director at Channel 4 WOAY, Oak Hill, WV, and Promotion Director at Honey In The Rock and Hatfields and McCoys Outdoor Drama.

Harry followed his passion to become an Executive Chef - studying at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Throughout his career he held positions in West Virginia, Georgia, and Louisiana. He was co-founder and creator of Gumbos Cajun Restaurant in Fayetteville, WV.

Memorial service will be held at Tyrees Funeral Home in Mount Hope, WV on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 2:00 PM with Pastor John Coffee. Visitation will be from 1:30 Pm until the service hour of 2:00 PM.

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Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Tyree Funeral Home.
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