Retired Lieutenant Harry Ray Twiford

August 21, 1954 - March 13, 2022

08/21/1954 - 03/13/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Friday March 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Saturday March 19, 2022
11:00 am
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
(757) 468-3600 | Directions

Retired Lieutenant Harry Ray Twiford, 67, while surrounded by his loving family, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2022. Harry was born to the late Carlton and Mary Twiford in Munich, Germany on August 21, 1954.

Harry protected and served the citizens of the City of Norfolk for 43 years. He was a role model to many and a friend to everyone. Harry held many positions with the Norfolk Police Department before retiring as a Lieutenant. Harry was very active with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 and Virginia State F.O.P. Harry was loved, respected and admired by many for his service to his community. An active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and their Men’s Club. He will be deeply missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Michele; children, Michael, Carlton & Amber, Heather Gundlach & husband Peter; grandchildren, Hannah, Kaelynn, Spencer, Raegan and Miles; sister, Lois “Sis” Twiford; extended family members and friends.

Harry’s visitation will take place on Friday, March 18 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel (5033 Rouse Rd. VB 23462) from 7pm until 9pm. His funeral Mass will take place, Saturday, March 19 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy, VB 23453) at 11am.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Philippians II Foundation.

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Marty Shelton
15 days ago

20 November 2022
This month has taken a sister (Leeann) and a longtime friend and brother I never had. Today I was in the process of contacting Harry. Needed to hear a voice that could calm me down. Unbelievable that he has left. This is a hole in my heart that will never heal. Our lives took directions we never thought imagined. Harry was always there when needed and his “garage hockey “ I’m still feeling effects from. Michelle I know for a fact this was meant for the ages..You and Harry. When we worked construction in Williamsburg, you were all he thought and spoke about. He was a standard that will never be met again. Your loss is beyond what I can comprehend. I will know he will be waiting for me in the blue mustang when it’s time. I will truly miss my friend and hell raising buddy. This is the only person left in the world that I knew, that honored the phrase, He was a good man and person. I miss him

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Anonymous
8 months ago

RIP Harry

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8 months ago

OIC Crisis Negotiation Team

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8 months ago

Lieutenant Harry Twiford

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8 months ago

30 Years of Service Award

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8 months ago

Papa married us 💕

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8 months ago

Police Week DC 1998

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8 months ago

Police Week DC. 2016

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8 months ago

Harry’s Playing the Bag Pipes

Rick Lehner
8 months ago

Harry was one of my very best friends and classmates through elementary and high school. He was also the drummer in our many “garage” bands in the late 60s. A truly great guy, and I was very proud of his service as a police officer.