Born, raised and schooled in Cleveland, Don Harrington was honored for serving 50 years as an attorney in Florida by the Florida Bar Association in 2011, starting with being judge of the Industrial Claims Courts in Miami and at large.
He was a founding member of the Emerald Society of South Florida's annual St. Patrick's Day parade committee and was a member of the Order of the Leprechaun.
Judge Harrington served well the Police Benevolent Association as legal counsel and the F.O.P. Listed in the Irish Book of Foreign Births through his ancestral ties to County Roscommon, Don served as the Exalted Ruler of the Coral Gables Elks Lodge #1676.
Don joined the armed forces in the Korean War; on the warship officers found out he could type so he was immediately repositioned to serve as company clerk in Nuremberg, Germany and was part of the American peace-keeping force during the occupation of Germany after World War II.
Active in the American Legion Post #1 in Paris, France, he was proud to be American and let everyone know it. After the war he took all those experiences back home and made a terrific life for himself, his family and especially all the fortunate people who would know and love him.
The beloved husband of Nancy Overton for 56 years, he was the loving dad to Donald Jr. (Tracy) and the caring grandfather of Grace and Donald III. Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stanfill Funeral Home. Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 12455 SW 104th St.