Hugh Harron
Hugh P. Harron, 41, passed away Sunday evening peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones. Hugh was courageous and private throughout his brief illness with cancer.
He was born May 22, 1964, in Pottsville, a son of Lita (Berton) Harron and the late Lawrence J. Harron. Hugh graduated from Meyers High School and received his baccalaureate degree in accounting from King’s College. He also studied at Temple University and was a proud fraternity member of Pi Lambda Phi.
He worked most recently as a cost accountant at Bridon America in Hanover Industrial Estates.
Hugh was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Noreen Harron; his maternal grandparents John and Anna Berton; and his paternal grandparents, Hugh and Anna Harron.
Surviving in addition to his beloved mother, Lita, with whom he resided in Liberty Hills, are his brother Larry and his wife Ellen, of Westmont, N.J.; and his sister Denise Harron and her husband Donald Linneman of Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Hugh is also survived by five loving nieces and nephews, Hugh, Kathleen and Matthew Harron, and Nina and Clare Linneman, his godchild. Also surviving are his uncle Joseph Berton and his aunt Hilda Patricia Smith of Kentucky. Hugh is further survived by numerous cousins, including Lisa A. Murray of Clark, N.J., of whom he was particularly fond. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Rusty, who was by his side until the very end.
Funeral services will be held 8:45 a.m. Saturday from the Leo P. Lehman Funeral Home, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. The Monsignor Neil VanLoon, his cousin and godfather, will officiate along with his friend, the Rev. J. Duane Gavitt and his pastor, the Rev. Andrew R. Sinnott. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be directed to support research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York City, NY 10087, or online at www.mskcc.org . An alternate contribution to honor Hugh’s love of nature and animals at his favorite place, Anna Maria Island, Fla., where he joyfully visited so many times with his family and his wonderful friend Tony, even to being there just hours before his hospice admission, may be directed to Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236, or online at www.mote.org .
Published by Times Leader on Sep. 15, 2005.
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It's always sad to say goodbye to someone so young -- my heart goes out to Hugh's family and friends. I hadn't seen Hugh since high school -- sounds like his short life was very rich and he was very loved.
Briget Fox Ford
September 19, 2005
This news is very sad. My prayers go out to the family. I'll miss the times of hanging out and playing cards. I'll cherish them always.
Mike Butsko
September 17, 2005
I am sorry to hear of Hugh's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Mary Smith Temarantz
September 16, 2005
My deepest sympathy to Lita and family. Hugh was a great person, and good friend. He touched many lives.
michael critchosin
September 16, 2005
My heart is filled with sadness to
hear of someone so young passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with
Hugh's family and friends.
Erin Height
September 16, 2005
My sincere sympathy on the loss of Hugh. I worked with Hugh at Creditek and although I didn't know him very long or very well I did know he was a kind and gentle man.
In Peace and Prayer,
Maria Yeselski
September 16, 2005
I met Hugh in the second grade, when his mom, my wonderful teacher at Dodson Elementary School, introduced us. He was so smart and kind, even at age seven. May he rest in peace and bliss and may the thoughts and prayers of all of us bring comfort to his family and friends (including Rusty).
Kim Primatic
September 16, 2005
Just received the news. Please know you are all in my prayers.
I am by the Atlantic Ocean tonight... as I gaze out I'll think of Hugh and the love he gave to and received from his family and friends.
See you Saturday.
Your friend,
Barbara
Barbara Horn
September 15, 2005
I haven't seen Hugh since high school but I felt a true sadness in my heart when I heard about his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time.
Lisa Lorusso
September 15, 2005
Hadn't seen Hugh since high school but memories of bring a smile to my face. May he rest in peace.
Cheryl
Cheryl Kaufman Savenor
September 15, 2005
My sincere condolences to Hugh's family and friends for your loss, Hugh was a great guy.
Joe Cronauer
September 15, 2005
A dear friend and a good buddy! Hugh will be sorely missed. I will hold on to many boyhood memories and endless hours and laps in the pool. A great mind and an gentle spirit. 'till our paths cross again.

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life"
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Sam Piccolotti
September 15, 2005
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