Archon Harry W. Spell, Archon Notarios, fell asleep in the Lord on February 26, 2020. He was 96 years old.
Archon Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Angeline, and their distinguished son, Archon William H. Spell, Archon Laosynaktis; their daughter, Barbara Dovolis (Gregg); and their grandchildren, Nichole, Harry, Gregg, Andrew and Anne.
He is a graduate of Minneapolis West High School. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with an electrical engineering degree, and completing the NROTC program, he was commissioned into the Navy as an officer. He served on the cruiser USS Wilkes Barre in the Pacific during World War II. In 1950, he was recalled to the Navy serving during the Korean War aboard the destroyer USS Preston. Archon Harry was a lifelong employee and worked for over 38 years at what became XCEL Energy. He had a distinguished and successful career in multiple leadership positions at the company. He retired at age 65, as the CFO. After retirement, he was an active private investor into his early 90’s. Archon Harry and his wife Angie spent their winters in Naples, Florida. He was active in the Edina Rotary and over the years served on many philanthropic and corporate boards, both public and private.
Archon Harry was invested as an Archon on October 16, 2011. He was an exemplary Archon of the Great Church of Christ, a philanthropist, a strong advocate for the religious freedom of the Holy Mother Church and a faithful servant leader in his parishes, in both Minneapolis, Minnesota and Naples, Florida.