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Everett F. Harrison

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 9, 2020 @ 3:06 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

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Everett F. Harrison, 99, of Lancaster PA, died of natural causes on October 3, 2020 at the Glen at Willow Valley.

Born August 22, 1921 in Chicago, IL, the second of 3 children of Charles and Mary Reynolds Harrison. He graduated from North High School in Columbus, Ohio where he was a hurdler on the track team and from Ohio State Univ with a dual major in industrial and mechanical engineering. He interrupted his college studies to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor serving in the Pacific as a 2nd Lieutenant. He worked for General Electric in technical sales for 37 years.

He was very active with the United Methodist Church and as a Philadelphia Neighborhood Services board member. He loved his many trips to Europe, visiting almost all of the U.S. National Parks, being a meticulous handy man around his home and keeping everyone smiling with his quirky jokes.

Ev was predeceased by his first wife of 53 years Barbara (Johnson) Harrison, brother Edison, sister Margery H. Willison, brother-in-law Dale Willison and son-in-law, William P. Marberg. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Vera (Dutcher) Harrison,  son Geoffrey T. Harrison, Dubuque IA, daughters Wendy H. Marberg, Bethesda, MD and Leslie A. Walker (Bruce), Charlottesville, VA as well as grandchildren Sarah C. Marberg (Nathan Pysno), Eric P. Marberg, Claire E. Marberg, Ian H. Walker, Fiona J. Walker and great grandchild Eleanor C. Pysno and many nieces and nephews.

Private burial will be held at Philadelphia Memorial Park.

Condolences for the family of “Everett F. Harrison”

Condolence from Louise Aument on October 10th, 2020 5:03 pm

I was saddened to read of Ev’s passing. You and Ev were the first two people that Dad (Henry Wentz) introduced me to when he was contemplating a move to the Glen. He always spoke so highly of you both and he enjoyed his visits with Ev after he was moved to the 5th floor. You both were always so upbeat and friendly. Prayers to you and your family.
Louise (Wentz) Aument

Condolence from Anne and Steve Colgate on October 11th, 2020 9:10 am

Our condolences to the whole family. Your father lived a long and fruitful life. I’m sure he will be missed. He leaves quite a legacy.

Condolence from Paula Berry on October 11th, 2020 12:46 pm

We were all so sorry to hear about Everett’s passing. He was a wonderful man and lived a long productive life. Rachel and I so enjoyed playing dominoes with Ev and Vera. He will be missed!
We send our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Paula Berry, Rachel Berry, and Jim Bard

Condolence from Cathy Domaracki, Housekeeping Coordinator on October 11th, 2020 5:49 pm

I just saw the notice of Ev’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
I retired from Willow Valley and didn’t get to say goodbye to very many of the Residents.

I appreciated the opportunity to work there and get to know you and Ev.

Condolence from Marie Curry on October 11th, 2020 9:46 pm

Ev and Vera were early friends at Willow Valley. My late husband Bryson and I were delighted to be invited to several of their Saturday morning breakfasts, with Ev doing much of the cooking and calling out greetings from the kitchen. We stayed friends as Bryson, then Ev and Vera , had to move to the Glen, Ev’s warm personality endeared him to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Linda (Mac Rae) McKee on October 17th, 2020 12:34 pm

So sorry to hear of Ev’s passing. I really enjoyed his company, his dry wit, and his caring. He and Vera became my local “family” here at Willow Valley. They were (and Vera still is) fun to visit (and I know I’m not the only one who thinks so). They never complain(ed) – I have no idea what their physical ailments are (were) because they never mention(ed) them. They were one of the first people we met when my (first) husband and I moved here to Willow Valley: Carroll Adams invited us to breakfast with them because we all were from Cape Cod. Ev’s advice to me before moving in was: “Make sure to get a high toilet seat”!

Condolence from Colton Young on November 27th, 2020 12:35 pm

I enjoyed delivering the mail at Willow Valley when I volunteered. He will be missed.

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