Hubert Edgar (Ed) Harvey

  • Born: September 22, 1923
  • Died: January 8, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Hubert Edgar (Ed) Harvey passed away peacefully after a long illness on 8 January 2019.

Ed was born September 22, 1923, the third of four children to Charles and Piety Harvey, in Warsaw, Missouri. He graduated from Montrose Missouri High School at 15, and went on to receive a B.S. with a double major in mathematics and physics from Central Missouri University in December, 1942. He immediately enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces Meteorology Program after graduating. In February 1944 he received a Professional Meteorologist Certificate from the University of Chicago, after which time he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.

While stationed at Mines Field (later to become Los Angeles International Airport), Ed met and married one of the sweetest spirits the world has known, Madeline Pusok.

In late 1947 Ed was awarded a Regular Commission in the newly created United States Air Force. He returned to the United States and entered pilot training at Randolph AFB, San Antonio, Texas, in 1949. After completing pilot training at Enid AFB, Oklahoma in June 1950, and was assigned to Hq, 19th Weather Squadron at Lowry AFB, Colorado.

In December 1953 he completed a M.S. in Meteorology at the University of Chicago.

He was assigned to Sembach Air Base, Germany in February 1954 where he was drafted to go to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE) to complete a special study on the meteorological support of nuclear operations in Europe.

Ed was then assigned to Headquarters, 9th Weather Group, at Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. in July 1955. In 1958 Ed was selected for Air Command and Staff College, and was assigned to Loring AFB, Maine after graduating.

In 1962 Ed was stationed in London, England as Commander of the 3rd Air Force Headquarters Weather Center at South Ruislip. In 1965 he was reassigned to Headquarters Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Offutt AFB, Nebraska as Commander of an underground "Think Tank" which generated savings of over $100 million per year for the U.S. intelligence community.

In 1968, Ed was promoted to Colonel and assigned to March AFB, California supporting the 15th Air Force, SAC. The following year he was assigned to Hickam AFB, Hawaii as Vice Commander, then Commander of the 1st Weather Wing.

In 1971, Ed returned to Scott AFB in Bellville Illinois as Inspector General of the world-wide operations of the United States Air Weather Service. He retired from the Air Force in February 1973. He was a long way from truly retiring though.

After retiring from the Air Force Ed began working with the Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) in Austin, Texas. During his time there, he developed a Management Information System that saved the State of Texas over $2,000,000 per year. Ed retired from that organization as an Assistant Deputy Commissioner 15 years later.

Ed was a deeply religious man whose Christian values shaped his life; he read the Bible every year from cover to cover.

He lived his ideals by joining Gideons International after retiring from the Air Force. During his time with the Gideons, he traveled as far abroad as Russia, Indonesia, and Gabon to spread the word of God. Ed ultimately served three years as President of the Texas Gideons Association.

Always a serious man, Ed never hesitated to say or do what he thought was necessary in order to do what was right. However, underneath the all business fa├žade was a deeply loving and caring man who will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline and is survived by his son Robert (his wife Stormy), his daughter Susan, two grandsons, Joshua and Bradley (Laura) and his great grandson William Greene Harvey.

He was a member of the Air Force Village II Protestant Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Air Force Village II Chapel Fund, or the Gideons International.

Interment will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.