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Ethel Bair Harshman Obituary
Ethel Bair Harshman

AGE: 91 • Glen Mills, PA

Ethel Bair Harshman, age 91, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2016 at Rose Court in Glen Mills, PA after a short illness.

Ethel was born in 1925 in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Harry and Lillian Bair. She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked at Dravo Corporation as a draftswoman where she met her future husband, Roy R. Harshman, Jr. Ethel also worked at Yardstick, Inc. as an interior design consultant.

Ethel was a longtime member of Bon Appetit Gourmet Club. She was also a faithful member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she joined the Church Altar Guild. She was an accomplished seamstress.

In addition to her parents, Ethel is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Roy, who died on December 1, 2003.

Ethel is survived by her sister, Evelyn Ryan of Wilmington, DE as well as her daughters Nancy Ralston and her husband Robert of Wilmington, DE; and Amy Summers and her husband Greg of Potomac, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian Ralston and his wife Denise of Chadds Ford, PA; Captain Timothy Ralston and his wife Michelle of Pordenone, Italy; Kevin Ralston and his wife Ashley of Providence, RI; and Jennifer Tugberk and her husband Carl of Bethesda, MD. Ethel was also blessed to be survived by her two dear great grandchildren, Carter Ralston and Hayden Tugberk.

A Memorial Service will be held on November 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Maris Grove, 200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Ethel's memory to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. The family would also like to give a special thanks to the care givers at Rose Court and Crossroads Hospice.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2016
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