James L. Harman

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GETTYSBURG James L. Harman, 72, died Tuesday afternoon, January 25, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Ruth A. (Baker) Harman of Gettysburg to whom he was married to for 52 years. Born April 7, 1938, in Gettysburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Anna Mary (Albert) Harman. Mr. Harman was a graduate of Biglerville High School. He worked at Middleburg Manufacturing in Hanover for a number of years before going to tech school and was employed by Weishaar Refrigeration and Air Conditioning until his retirement. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Masonic Lodge, Gettysburg. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. In addition to his wife, James is survived by his son, Bryan L. Harman and his wife, Betty of Fairbanks, Alaska; three grandchildren, Eric Harman and his wife, Casey of Texas, Michael Harman and Karl Harman, both of Fairbanks, Alaska; two grandchildren, Myah Harman and Gabriel Harman, both of Texas; three brothers, Joseph Harman of Aspers, David Harman of Sabillasville, Md., Thomas Harman of Spring Grove; one sister, Mary Ann Hamilton of Tennessee; a brother-in-law, Ronald Baker and his wife, Virgie; two caregivers, Lillian Hess and Rebecca Stough; and his best friend, Terry Jones. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Bryan Harman. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, with the Rev. Garry Sheaffer officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of the service Monday at the funeral home. Services will commence with a presentation from the Masonic Lodge. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331. Online condolences may be made at monahanfh.com
Published in Evening Sun on Jan. 27, 2011