Robert S. Harder

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Robert S. Harder, Lewisburg, died on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

Bob is survived by his wife of 26 years, Christena, stepson, Zachary (Eileen) Jarrett; stepdaughters, Lorri (Lamar) Bruckhart and Wendy (Chris) Reeves; and grandchildren, Mackenzie Hill, Jarrett Reeves, Parker Reeves, Grace Bruckhart and Jake Bruckhart.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Howard L. Harder; his mother, Rheta S. Harder; and his brother, Richard E. Harder.

Bob graduated from Lewisburg High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration at Bucknell University, graduating in 1959. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky. After several early industrial and banking accounting positions, Bob served from 1965-87 as vice president and director of Human Resources at Northern Central Bank in Williamsport. In 1987 Bob returned to Bucknell University as a Development Officer, serving until 2001.

Bob gave back a hundred-fold to the community he loved, sharing his expertise in business, accounting, and human resources in leadership positions supporting business, education, hospitals churches, cultural organizations, charities and the retirement community. Bob was particularly proud of having sung in a choir for 70 consecutive years, an integral part of his Christian faith.

A celebration of Bob’s life and faith will be held at Bucknell University’s Rooke Chapel on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. John Dromazos, former pastor at Beaver Memorial Methodist Church, and Rev. Peter Geschwindner, Chaplain at Riverwoods. Following the service and reception, a graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Lewisburg Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be designated to the Robert S. Harder Scholarship, Office of Gift Planning, Bucknell University, One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or to the Benevolent Care Fund, Albright Care Services, 90 Maplewood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements by John Shaw Funeral Home, Lewisburg.