Charles R. Harshman, 93

MARCH 8, 1919-SEPT. 28, 2012

September 29, 2012
  • Harshman

Charles Russell Harshman, 93, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Julia Manor Nursing Center in Hagerstown.

Born March 8, 1919, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Ira Russell Harshman and Adeline Mae Burke Harshman Gigeous.

He was preceeded in death by his wife, Velma Viola "Jean" Harshman, in 2000.

He retired from Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown in 1983. He also worked as a mechanic at Hebb’s Garage in Hagerstown for more than 50 years.

He was a member of Chewsville United Methodist Church and Hagerstown Lodge No. 378 BPO Elks.

He is survived by a daughter, Connie L. Anderson, and a son, Ronald L. "Peanut" Harshman and his wife, Joanne, all of Hagerstown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Jasper.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceeded in death by a son-in-law, Ray Anderson; two half sisters, Margaret Kelley and Mary Schrader; and three half brothers, Bud Harshman, Jim Harshman and Harold Gigeous.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795 with the Rev. John W. Schildt officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Chewsville United Methodist Church, 21006 Twin Springs Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783.

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