The son of Italian immigrants, Harry embraced all that America could offer and generously shared the fruits of his success. First helping his father run a small grocery store, then helping his uncle sell automobiles, Harry was able to retire before turning 50 on the strength of his real estate investments. He tirelessly gave back to his beloved Los Altos/Mountain View/Sunnyvale communities, often through his membership in the the Kiwanis and Elks.
Harry married his high school sweetheart Carmen Ponce in 1941 at age 25 and stayed just as devoted to her for the remaining 69 years of his life. He loved to fish and hunt, travel with friends, barbecue, and of course, spend time with family. He was also a talented artist and letterer and served his country faithfully during the second World War.