2017-12-06 / Obituaries

Robert E. “Bob” Harriger

Robert Harriger Robert Harriger Robert E. “Bob” Harriger, 90, Hermitage, Pa., died Nov. 26, 2017, at Nugents Convalescent Home, Hermitage, Pa., after an extended illness.

Bob was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Rimersburg, Pa., to Frank and Nannie Harriger.

He married Merrium Gaye (Milner) Harriger in September 1947, and she survives. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

A graduate of Union Joint High School, Rimersburg, Pa., Bob worked at Sharon Steel in the Protection & Car Shop for 31 years, retiring in October 1983. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a handyman and an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Bob was a member of the First Assembly of God.

Survivors include his wife, Merrium Gaye; three daughters, Theodora Sturges, Hermitage, Pa., Roberta (Robert) Crane, Washington, Pa., and Hazel “Cookie” Short, Archbold; one son, Frank (Carol) Harriger, Hermitage, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Pearl Mackinlay and Dorothea King; and two sons-in-law, Robert Sturges and Phil Short.

Services were Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 pm, at Flynn Funeral Home, Hermitage, Pa., with Rev. Kenneth Martin and Rev. Charles Eckles officiating. Burial was in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage, Pa.

Arrangements by John Flynn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. FlynnFuneralHome.com.

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