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Died peacefully at home on Tuesday March 26, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diana Drew Harbison; his loving sons, Samuel Drew Harbison (Leigh) of Maryland, and Michael Harbison (Keira) of Atlanta; and two grandsons, Oliver and Gregory Harbison; brother-in-law of Catherine Drew and Hana Drew. He was gifted with computers and loved working with them both personally and vocationally. Respected by his co-workers, Samuel worked most recently at Google in Pittsburgh. Experiencing two mid-life crises, he was never one to shy away from trying new things and decided to get a motorcycle during his first, and during his second, he developed a love for singing and convertibles. It was then that he finally was able to really take up singing and became a devoted member of the Mendelssohn Choir. Due to the imminent arrival of Sam's granddaughter, Lucy, services will be delayed until May. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday May, 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday May 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, 21 Oak Knoll Road, PGH, PA 15238. In Sam's memory, please feel free to wear lots of colors to all gatherings. Remembrances may be made to Pine Creek Presbyterian Church or the Mendelssohn Choir.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2019.
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May 20, 2019
Thinking of you especially today Diana. Sam was a kind, loving soul! I am so sorry to miss the celebration of his life today. Love to you and the boys. He will be so missed!
MaryBeth Salama
April 8, 2019
Sam was a friend at CMU and Tartan. He will be missed. May the Lord be with you Diana and your family in this time of grief.
Bill and Sue Dietz
March 29, 2019
Our deepest sympathy , Diane, to you and your wonderful family! Bruce and I enjoyed meeting all of them at your anniversary party at the zoo! What a great occasion to celebrate and an opportunity to meet the family Sam loved so much! We can't imagine your loss and pray for your peace with this loss.
Bruce and Nancy Klimcheck
March 27, 2019
We offer our condolences. We pray in your behalf, and we offer the hope of seeing our loved ones on a Paradise earth. Psm 37:29
March 27, 2019
My prayers are with the family, especially his dear wife Diana, may peace be with you.
Joyce Lukaszewicz
March 27, 2019
Sending condolences to all the family . May all find some comfort and peace to cope with the death of their loved one. PJW
March 27, 2019
Sorry for your family's loss. In the days ahead, may you find comfort from the God of loyal love and in the promises found in his word. FRJ
March 27, 2019
I will miss his stories, kindness and advice. Love to all the family, Doug
March 27, 2019
The hearts of all of us at the Mendelssohn Choir are heavy with sorrow at Sam's passing. Even when he could no longer sing, Sam was the choir's greatest cheerleader always encouraging us to be brave and try new things. Our love to you, Diana, and your family.
Mary Ann Lapinski
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