2012-03-01 / Obituaries

Alvin G. Harshman

Fayetteville, 86

Mr. Alvin G. “ Short” Harshman, 86, a resident of The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, formerly of Greencastle, died at 3:43 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born March 26, 1925, in Quincy Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Aaron and Margaret C. (Hartman) Harshman.

He attended Clay Hill School.

He and his wife, Erma P. (Fahrney) Harshman, were married on July 21, 1945. They lived at their Greencastle residence from 1970 until June of 2011 when he entered the nursing home.

He was a farmer and worked in Kauffman Station on the family owned farm for 25 years. In 1970 he purchased Leiters Hardware Store, Greencastle.

He was one of the founding members and helped build Calvary Bible Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son: A. Dennis “Denny” Harshman, Antrim Township; two daughters: Norma Robinson, Greencastle and Gwen Wildeson, Chambersburg; 12 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren, four greatgreat grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard and Robert Harshman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 1, 2012, in Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, with Rev. Richard Overcash and Rev. Robert Fitz officiating. Burial will follow in Brown’s Mill Church, Kauffman Station.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington Street, Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, PO Box 6, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or Calvary Bible Church, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA 17225.

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