South City Says Goodbye to a Long Time Neighbor: Stu Harmon

South San Francisco, CA   November 19, 2019

We are saddened to share the news that South City resident, Stu Harmon, has passed Sunday November 17th, after a battle with cancer. Stu was a frequent voice on our online community here at Everything South City, and larger than life in RL (real life) Our thoughts are with his family and his friends.


We thank Andy Saunders for sharing these words of wisdom from Stu:

“A lot of the problems in today’s world are caused by people not understanding or prejudging each others’ ways, traditions, and ideals. All this could easily be solved by a few hours grilling some hotdogs and sharing some stories on an overcast day in an empty parking lot. You don’t need much but some free time, a warm lunch and a cold drink to make new friends, laugh, and then realize we all have pretty much the same problems, fears, uncertainty as well as joy and happiness in our lives.


We just need something in common to get us together to find out about others’ ways and for a few of us that love of cool automobiles or motorcycles or anything like that is that one tie that binds. I know that sounds a little simplified, and it probably is, but you get the point. We all may not understand it, but we are brothers and sisters doing time on this planet for better or worse…

I’ll take the better, if you all don’t mind!”

-Stu Harmon




UPDATE: For those of you who knew Stu Harmon, there’ll be a cruise of the El Camino Real in his memory on Saturday, Dec 14 in San Mateo. Even if you didn’t know him, you are more than welcome to join. Meet up at El Camino and 17th Ave. next to Windy City Pizza, San Mateo. Bring a toy for their holiday toy drive. Be like Stu and turn some strangers into new friends. 😉


UPDATE 11.19.2019 5PM: offers a wonderful tribute to Stu CLICK HERE to read.


From Millbrae Arts and Wine Festival FB pg:

It is with tremendous sadness that we share with you the passing of our great friend Stu Harmon. Stu was one of the key players in organizing the Art & Wine Festival’s popular Classically Cool Car Show. He was always and forever the friendly face, the welcoming committee, the good humor man. Stu was a truly wonderful human being and his kindness left a memorable mark on everyone fortunate enough to cross paths with him. He will be sorely missed by so many. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to Stu’s family and many friends. Until we meet again, rest in peace good friend!

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15 comments for “South City Says Goodbye to a Long Time Neighbor: Stu Harmon

  1. John Ledford
    November 20, 2019 at 4:21 am

    A True People & Car Guy, Stu Harmon R.I.P.

  2. Phil Fioresi
    November 20, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Stu was the best, just an all around good guy. They don’t get any better, I’m gonna miss him.

  3. Darlene Perata
    November 20, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Stu was always first to put together a gathering. All of us that participated in many, many car shows – those members of GGSMU,
    could count on Stu and Sally to bring us together. We all loved to put up the tables, our chairs, bringing goodies, but none were better than the home made breakfast burritos that Stu and Sally, stayed up late, to make and bring so we all could enjoy on sometimes a cold, early morning car show. They always had coffee set up, with all the fixings. They were just there, never failing to be set up and ensuring all of us had food, some “beverages” to warm us up and love to fill our hearts. We just always expected to find these moments and Stu and Sally putting together a table to share with us. Sure we all bought food to share also, but it was knowing, no matter what, all of us would be included in that loving embrace called Stu and Sally. There are so many memories that come to mind, but the best was in the love we shared together, friends, club members, people who laughed together, cried together, and always found our way back to find joy together. Stu, have a wonderful time in Paradise. Sally, Deanna and family always know there are hundred of people who came together just to share so many amazing times together with love at the heart, alway.

  4. Ron and Judy Talus
    November 20, 2019 at 7:29 am

    We will all miss Stu…..His smiling face every time u greet him….
    No car show will be the same…..To Sally, and family we send our heart full sadness…..Stu May be gone but he lives on in your heart…..and so many others……Sally, our hearts go out to u and your family…..😢❤️

  5. November 20, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Just heard the sad news of the passing of MOPAR Stu Harmon. A great friendly man with a sense of great humor and a leader at his job ,in Car Club activities most importantly a proud family man. In his front porch I could see houses I built from Sunstream homes on San Bruno MT. for Carpenters 848. Stu will greatly be missed from the Peninsula community as a man to set standards to follow as a friendly car enthusiat and great man. Summer hot dog parties will miss you forever Big Stu

    Tom Kerrigan of Saddle River NJ 201 921 4815

  6. J Scott Inman
    November 20, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Never before have I seen a community come together to mourn the loss of a wonderful man.
    I feel fortunate to have met him, and will miss his “larger than life” personality every day, going forward.
    My thoughts are with the Harmon family throughout this difficult time.

  7. J Scott inman
    November 20, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Never before have I seen a community come together to mourn the loss of a wonderful man.
    I feel fortunate to have met him, And personally will miss his larger than life personality.
    My thoughts are with the Harmon family during this difficult time.

  8. Morena & David
    November 20, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    RIP Stu, our condolences to the Harmon family

  9. Bonnie Frazier
    November 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    My heart and much love goes out to his family. Stu was definitely one in a million personality and will be missed by many. Safe travels, my friend.

  10. Donna
    November 20, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Rest In Peace my friend. I know your cruising in Heaven . Till we meet again . Heaven got another angel . 🙏😢

  11. Thomas Schwartz
    November 21, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Stu… He never met a person who didn’t become a friend. He was generious with his time, knowledge, food and Love. He always made you feel special when you talked to him. No matter how busy he was, he always made you feel welcome. The Car Community has Lost the Patron Saint of the BBQ, The King of Hospitality, The Real Mr. Cool. The Friend to ALL. You will never be replaced and ALWAYS will be Missed…

  12. James B Rhinehart
    November 21, 2019 at 4:54 am

    I knew Stu from and my wife and I came out to his clubhouse in 2008 from Chicago to start a trip all the way up PCH to the Puget Sound. It was an awesome way to start the trip, we only wish we could have come back out and have fun with him again sometime! He was always selfless and truly great human being. Those that never met him missed out on of the best people ever born!

  13. P. Lowery - Stroup
    December 8, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Stu – I hope that Tom and you are trading Mopar stories as I type this. I don’t think I ever met you but from what I’ve read, you were just a wonderful person. I’m pretty sure my late husband Tom met you. Rest in Peace.

    • Dennis Harris
      January 2, 2020 at 4:22 am

      Rest In Peace Mopar Guy. Gonna miss you at the Shows.

  14. January 7, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Just found out about your passing old buddy, wish we met in person when I was out there so many times, now a very big regret of mine. God Speed Stu – you are missed pal, all good thoughts go out to all his amazing friends and family… Mopar or No Car….

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