Robert W. Harer


Robert W. Harer, 98, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at the Williamsport Home.

Born Feb. 28, 1919, in South Williamsport, he was a son of the late Harry and Grace Sholder Harer.

Robert served during World War II in the Army Air Corps.

Robert retired as a route salesman for Hurr’s Dairy and Valley Farms. After retirement he worked as a courier for Williamsport National Bank.

Robert was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Duboistown VFW No. 7863, the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge 106 F&AM, and the Zafar Grotto where he served as past Monarch.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret A. (Pepperman) Harer; two children, Larry (Barbara) Harer and Deborah (Timothy) Day, both of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Robert (Heather) and Michael (Jendy) Harer and Joshua (Ashley) and Brian (Mindy) Day; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gladys (Carl) McDaniel, of Williamsport.

A funeral service to honor the life of Robert will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, with his pastor, the Rev. A. Elizabeth Aurand, officiating. Interment will be in Montoursville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.