Long-time Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteer Harry Schreiber passed away in January at the age of 90. He will be dearly missed by Solid Ground’s RSVP family.
For the past 25 years, Harry recorded nearly 16,000 hours of volunteer service through RSVP. Since 2014, he served as an RSVP Ambassador – seasoned RSVP volunteers who help spread the word about volunteering to people ages 55+. He even served on the RSVP Advisory Council before the council became the Ambassadors!
Retired from military service himself, Harry gave his time to the Federal Way Senior Center and Hire America’s Heroes, helping connect veterans to employment, among other support. In addition to formal volunteer service, he was always ready to lend a hand where needed.
For the last several years, Harry gave rides from Auburn to Wallingford to other ambassadors who would otherwise not have been able to attend the quarterly Ambassador meetings. Harry’s volunteer service will have a lasting impact on those he supported and our community. Our hearts go out to Harry’s friends and family.
charla sullivan says
Harry was a thoughtful and kind man. Tho I didn’t know him well outside of the ambassador events, it was evident from his conversation that he was very active in volunteering. A lovely man he will be missed.
Carol sabotka says
Harry was indeed a VERY SPECIAL MAN who was caring, loving, and supportive of all his family and friends. I met him when my husband and I first joined the Federal Way Senior Center where he met us with a smile and a warm hello every time. When my husband passed away on July 4, 2016 Harry was there to provide a shoulder to cry on and a pat on the back to assure me that I would be ok. Then in August when my Service Dog Sassy also passed away Harry was there once again for me. I loved playing pinochle with Harry at the Senior Center and then one day when I lost my car keys he even drove me home to get another set so my car wasn’t stranded at the Senior Center for the evening. He was such a WONDERFUL FRIEND!!! I will miss him sorely.
Laurie Hinton says
I too met Harry at the Federal Way Senior Center.
Harry would always be one of the first to greet a newcomer, sit down with them and get acquainted, and also always be willing to help everyone.
Harry was one of our main players in our pinochle group to teach me how to play (about 5 years ago), was a very sharp player (he would say he wasn’t doing well, and then win!), and was a pleasure to be around.
I will miss him very much.