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Frederick J. Harney

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Frederick J. Harney, 95, of Scranton, and formerly of Honesdale for more than 45 years, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Ruth (Owens) Harney, who died Feb. 19, 1988.

Born Dec. 21, 1917, in Pottsville, Pa., he was the son of the late Leonard A. Sr. and Minnie (John) Harney. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving three years as a staff sergeant in the finance disbursing section in the African-European theatre of war. Fred was a 1934 graduate of Pottsville High School. He attended business school after graduation and was an office manager and sales representative for the National Biscuit Co. (Nabisco) for 35 years. Following his retirement, he continued to work until age 85 at various jobs in Honesdale.

He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins and was a dedicated Phillies fan.

Fred is survived by his daughter, Virginia Harney Turano, with whom he resided; two granddaughters, Jennifer Ruth Korinchak and husband, Nathan of Vienna, Va.; and attorney Rebecca Jean Turano of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one grandson, Frederick Randall Turano of Scranton; and a great-grandson, Caleb Frederick Korinchak; a sister, Elizabeth Kibler of Jackson, Mo.; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Emma May Morgan; and a brother, Leonard A. Harney Jr.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, Pa. Military honors and interment will be conducted privately in Bethany Cemetery, Honesdale.

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Published in Scranton Times on Apr. 22, 2013
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