William B. Harman, "Bill", born March 28, 1943, transitioned peacefully Sunday, November 18, 2012, after a long illness in Key West, Fla. Originally from Chambersburg, Bill was raised Amish. With traditions in tow and never forgotten, Bill, his parents, David Harman and Mary Kriner, and sister, Rhonda, later relocated to Winchester, Va. Graduate of Lynchburg College, Bill later enjoyed a brief position with H.J. Newberry and later moved to New Jersey and retired from Nabisco World Headquarters there. Bill's passion was travel and for many years he was involved in global corporate meeting planning. Bill had a great gift for conversation and his adventurous spirit won him praise and many fine friends over the years. Of the numerous meeting destinations, it was Monaco in the French Riviera he favored. After Nabisco, Bill relocated to Perrysburg, Ohio, as Director of Administration for Consolidated Biscuit Co. Bill continued to plan destination meetings and traveled with friends for a reunion in Key West, Fla. He later adopted Key West in November 1988 as his home for the next 24 years. Bill was timely and organized and fact checked everything from simple dinner checks to the extensive details for meetings and yet, he was compassionate toward those with little regard for time and detail. He made a positive impact upon many lives and his most rewarding experience was taking care of his sister, Rhonda, after his parents passed. Bill and Rhonda added a spark of joy to all the lives they touched. Bill will be missed by many close friends and family, Carol, Margarita, Robert, Jose, Doug and Lisa; Aunt Flo, and Uncles, Newt and Jack, cousins from Florida to Pennsylvania, Craig and Brenda and business associates. He will be especially missed by partner, James and maltese, Abbi. Family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester, Va. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Norland Cemetery, 2295 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201. A Celebration of Life will be conducted in Key West, Fla., at a later date. Please view obituaries and tribute wall at www.ompsfuneralhome.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Nov. 21, 2012