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Robert G. Hardman, 93, of 330 W. Second St., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, in Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Born Nov. 29, 1920, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Ivan C. and Mildred (Reed) Hardman. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area.
Mr. Hardman was a graduate of Waynesboro High School.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II where he was one of Edson's Raiders fighting in the Battle of Tulagi where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
He and his wife, the late Virginia A. (Rock) Hardman, were married in August 1949. Mrs. Hardman passed away Jan. 22, 1985.
Mr. Hardman was employed at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro. He retired in 1986.
He was a member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, Waynesboro, William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, Waynesboro, and the Marine Corps League. He was also a lifetime member of the Edson's Raiders Association.
Mr. Hardman enjoyed baseball, reading and was a history buff. He also was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Redskins.
He is survived by one son, Robert L. Hardman of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Angela McWilliams of Rockwall, Texas, Christopher Hardman and Jennifer Hardman, both of Dallas, Andrew R. Avey of Waynesboro and Amy R. McKenrick of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; four great-grandchildren, Brianna Avey, Elleri McKenrick, Adeline Hardman and Collin McWilliams; and his son-in-law, Charles R. Avey.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy L. Avey who died Jan. 24, 1999; a great-grandson, Henry McWilliams; and a brother, Teddy Hardman.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599, Chambersburg.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Online condolences may be expressed at www:bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on July 7, 2014
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