Donald Jack ‘Shorty’ Harner

Donald Jack “Shorty” Harner, 77, of Williamsport, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his home.

Born April 6, 1936, in Milton, he was a son to the late Donald and Anna (Dieffenderfer) Harner. He was preceded in death by an infant son; his sister, Shirley Henry, and his first wife, Shirley (McCloskey) Harner.

Shorty worked at Textron, from which he retired in 1998. He was a member of the Republican League and the Polish Club. He enjoyed traveling in his earlier years and going to shows at the Community Arts Center.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Joanne E. (Bower) Harner; six children, Sherry (Mike) Jones of Mohrsville, Jackie (Mark) Young of Williamsport, Jeanne Harner of Williamsport, Michael (Melissa) Harner of Virginia, and Ralph and Robert Harner both of Williamsport; a brother, John Harner of Linglestown; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation.

Arrangements entrusted to Knight-Confer Funeral Home, 1914 Memorial Ave., Williamsport.