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Sept. 21, 1930-Dec 9, 2013
Ernest John Pharr, age 83, passed away Monday, December 9, 2013, in his home in Hummelstown Pennsylvania. Born in Highland Park, Michigan on September 21, 1930, he was the son of the late Ernest Hall Pharr and May Violet Olsen Pharr.
"Ernie" retired as a sales manager for the Continental Group, formerly the White Cap Company. He attended high school in Ithaca, Michigan, and was a 1959 graduate of
Michigan State University
, Ernie was a U.S.
veteran having served during the
. Ernie enjoyed traveling, golfing, sailing, history and storytelling, but most of all he enjoyed the company of others.
Ernie is survived by his son, James Clarence Pharr of Scottsdale, Arizona, husband of Michelle Pharr; his daughter, Pharr Schulenburg, wife of Paul Schulenburg of Eastham Massachusetts, and their mother Gilda Jane MacLaren Pharr of Arizona; and his brother, Richard Pharr, husband of Barbara Pharr of Ithaca Michigan. He is also survived by his companion of 18 years, Millie Collins of Pennsylvania.
A Graveside Service will military honors was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township.
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.
Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, Gift Processing Center. PO Box 26800, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-6800. Online condolences may be shared at
Published in The Morning Sun on Dec. 31, 2013
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