University mourns death of longtime employee Harold Pace

Fri, 03/14/2014

LAWRENCE  – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Jay Phillips, director of Facilities Services, issued the following statements regarding the death of longtime employee Harold Pace.

Gray-Little: “On behalf of the entire university, I offer sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Harold Pace. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Phillips: “Harold was truly a versatile craftsman who took pride in his job and performed a wide variety of technically skilled work in automotive body repair, welding and fabrication, servicing of heavy equipment hydraulic systems and anything else that was needed in the automotive repair field. He was a key member of our close-knit team in the KU Garage for many years and was liked and respected by all that knew him. He will be missed by all of his co-workers and his Facilities Services family.”

Pace, 52, was an equipment mechanic and had been with KU since 1994. He died March 12.

Visitation is set from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Mercer Funeral home in Holton. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 17.



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