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William Harman Sr.


William Joseph Harman Sr., “Bill”, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 8, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family. William Harman Sr. 4 13

 Bill was born on February 16, 1940 in Port Carbon, Pa. and was the son of the late William C. and Anna C. Tolan Harman.

 He was a member of Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Middletown, where he was also a member of the choir for almost 10 years. He was also a member of the Barbershop Chorus. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family in Pottsville and loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

 In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his three sisters, Rosemarie Shappell, Dolores Huber, and Mary Luppino, and also a brother, Edward Harman.

 Bill is survived by his loving wife of almost 35 years, Barbara A. Harman (Albitz); two sons William J. Harman Jr. of Middletown, and Patick J. Harman of New York, N.Y.; sister Agnes Hirsch of Pottsville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with the Rev. Ted Keating as celebrant. A viewing will be held at the Matinchek Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA 17057 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday.

 Burial with full military honors will take place in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Pa.

 Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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