Robert J. Harrington, 81, of Warren, PA., passed Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA., after a brief illness. He was born November 6, 1935 in Warren, PA. Bob was the son of John and Eloise L. Willard Harrington, Jr.
He had lived most of his life in Warren and had lived for 2 years in Waterloo, Belgium. He was a graduate of Warren High School Class of 1953, where he excelled in Baseball and Track. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lehigh University. Bob had served with the U.S. Army as an officer. He was employed for many years with the former National Forge Company as Marketing Executive, and retired as Product Manager of Pipe molds, traveling throughout the world, retiring in July of 1998.
He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Conewango Valley Country Club. He is remembered fondly as being a great father, husband and all round family man.
He is survived by his son, Robert J. Harrington, Jr. of Boca Raton, FL., 1 Grandson – Robert Scott Harrington of Williamsburg, VA., his cousin – Dr. John “Jack” Harrington of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Ina C. Safford Harrington whom he married May 31, 1958 in Warren, PA., who passed May 25, 2009, one son, Lance M. Harrington who passed November 29, 2013, 2 Brothers – John Harrington, III, David W. Harrington.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com