Lee Harkness

Lee F. Harkness

1934 - 2020

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Obituary of Lee F. Harkness

Lee F. Harkness, Jr., 85, of East Smithfield, PA, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on September 24, 1934 in Springfield, PA, the son of the late Lee F., Sr. and Libbie (Vinson) Harkness. Lee was a devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and he adored his great-grandchildren. Lee worked for Scoville-Meno in Sayre, PA as a Mechanic, prior to retiring. After his retirement, he still enjoyed tinkering on vehicles. Lee was a very giving man, often repairing peoples' cars at no charge. The highlight of his retirement was taking a vacation to Alaska and traveling across the country to get there. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He loved spending time with family and friends at Thousand Islands Kring Point State Park and camping for over 50 plus years. He was a Little League Coach and an avid football fan, with his favorite team being the New York Giants. He is predeceased by his brother, Gerald Harkness and sister, Shirley Meier. Lee is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Anne (Jelliff) Harkness at home, son, Nolan Harkness of Elmira, NY, son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Cindy Harkness of East Smithfield, PA, grandchildren, Meagan and Tim Nolt of Mt. Joy, PA, Kyle Harkness and fiancée, Heather Chapman of Horseheads, NY, Shiloh and Jake Magsamen of Bath, NY, Cherith Harkness of Philadelphia, PA, and Aaron Harkness and fiancé, Breen Looney of VT, great-grandchildren, Parker and Addy Nolt, Sadie Magsamen, and soon to be baby boy Magsamen, brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Lillie Harkness of KY, and many special friends and neighbors and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Friends and family may call on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 11am-1pm at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, 6346 Berwick Turnpike, Columbia Cross Road, PA. Funeral services will follow at the church at 1pm with Pastor Jeff Falke officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Lee's memory to: Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church, 6346 Berwick Turnpike, Columbia Cross Road, PA 16914.
Saturday
14
March

A Time of Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church
6346 Berwick Turnpike
Columbia Cross Roads, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
14
March

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church
6346 Berwick Turnpike
Columbia Cross Roads, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
14
March

Final Resting Place

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Union Cemetery
205 Peas Road
East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, United States