Meadville Tribune

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March 27, 2014

Richard J. Harmon

CONNEAUT LAKE — Richard J. Harmon, 88, of Conneaut Lake, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Greensburg, Ind., a son of Michael and Emma Jacobs Harmon. He married Jane Dopler on June 21, 1952, and she survives.

Richard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was the owner and operator of Precise Industries Inc. of Irwin for 25 years, retiring in 1990. He previously worked for Pan American Corporation in Cape Canaveral, Fla., as a purchasing agent.

He was a member of Our Lady Queen of the Americas Roman Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus and was a former member of the Samaritans of Conneaut Lake.

Richard also was a member of Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 and Conneaut Lake Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 5. He was an avid computer chess player, formerly played the organ, and enjoyed bowling and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors, in addition to his loving wife, Jane, of more than 61 years, include two sons, David R. Harmon and his wife, Bridget, of Erie and Michael Dickson Harmon of Conneaut Lake; five grandchildren, Eli, Jake, Abby, Annie and Emma Harmon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Bernie, Vic, Charlie, Bill and Tom Harmon; and two sisters, Mary Barlow and Ellen Harmon.

Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, with a scripture prayer service at 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, 155 S. Ninth St., Conneaut Lake, with Father Jeffrey Lucas as celebrant.

Interment will be in Our Lady Queen of the Americas Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church or The Samaritans of Conneaut Lake, both at P.O. Box 110, Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidcolemanfh.com.

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