Jeffrey L. Harshman, 48

MARCH 7, 1964-MAY 13, 2012

May 15, 2012
  • Harshman

Jeffrey Lynn Harshman, 48, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident.

Born March 7, 1964, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lynn S. Harshman and Barbara Jean (Pryor) Leiboldt. He is survived by his stepfather, Jim Leiboldt.

Jeffrey was a 1982 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He worked as an administrative manager at the National Institutes of Health and had recently started a part-time job as a bartender at the Dogpatch Tavern in Boonsboro.

He was a former member of ABATE of Maryland and a current member of the South Mountain Rod and Gun Club. Jeff was an avid Steelers fan and loved the outdoors.

Surviving him are a daughter, Miranda D. Harshman of Hancock; a son, Dustin Lynn Harshman of Smithsburg; two sisters, Shannon Renee Doyle and husband, Terry, of Boonsboro, and Penny Ann Fraker and husband, Dan, of Greencastle, Pa.; a brother, Guy Harshman of Hawaii; two nephews, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ryan Harshman and Cody Doyle; a niece, Abby Fraker; a close friend, A. I. "Smitty" Smith and his companion, Karen Shoemaker; and the mother of his children, Michelle D. Harshman Little of Hancock.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, 11301 Meeting House Road, Myersville, Md., with ministers Tim and Donna Ritchey Martin officiating. The family would like to invite family and friends to the Williamsport American Legion following the service. Feel free to bring a snack to share.

Friends will be received at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to M&T Bank, 13409 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, c/o Miranda and Dustin Harshman.

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