Remembering Hal London
We are saddened to share the news that Harry (Hal) Lawrence London III, a 10-year veteran staff member of the Business Office team at La Salle, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday night after suffering a stroke at the age of 61.
Hal will be remembered by his Lasallian brothers and sisters for his unwavering commitment to service. As a leader and mentor on Kairos retreats, Lasallian Youth Service Immersion Trips and senior Called To Serve retreats, he shared his personal faith and commitment to Christ.
“Our brother Hal basked in God’s love as a humble servant of Christ,” director of Campus Ministry Chris Winarski shared. “His devotion to his relationship with God was real and permeated how he lived his life, how he loved God and his neighbors. I can’t help but think of both the smiles he brought to all of our faces as we chuckled in laughter from his witty humor and the wisdom of a life well-lived in sharing his journey of faith with our young men in our senior wilderness retreat to Tennessee in November 2020."
Hal was a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) who shared his love for performing by accompanying our school masses and musicals. He could play the bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, trumpet and tuba. He met the love of his life, and wife of 28 years, Connie, while studying for his music composition doctorate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Researching historical musical instruments was one of his passions.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Connie, colleagues and the students of La Salle High School. We ask for the prayers of our community for his wife, brothers and sister during this difficult time as we grieve the loss of a loving and faith-filled man, husband, brother, friend and Lasallian educator who drew strength from his deep faith in Jesus Christ and his commitment to our shared Lasallian mission, specifically how he served as a strength to all who knew him. Hal elected to be an organ donor, sharing the gift of life with others in need upon his passing.
Please join together in prayer...
Let us remember...that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
All I know is that Your grace is sufficient.
This day, this hour,
Moment by moment,
I choose to lean on You,
For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
I pour out my grief to You,
And praise You that on one glorious day,
When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered,
We shall walk together again, with our brother and friend Hal London.
Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest In peace. Amen.
St. John Baptist de La Salle...Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts...Forever.
We are...Called to Serve.
Our counselors are available to our students, staff and community members who need support during this time.