Obituary of Harry R. Carnahan
Harry R. Carnahan, 90, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 in the Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Unity Township. He was born December 23, 1928 in Creekside, PA, Indiana County, a son of the late Benjamin and Viola (Finley) Carnahan.
Harry was a 1947 graduate of Latrobe High School and was a veteran of the United States Airforce and the 8th Army Engineers during the Korean War serving in Korea and Japan. Prior to retirement in 1987, Harry was employed by Riverside Tool and Die Co. where he had 37 years of service. He started there as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker and retired in 1987 as General Manager.
He was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church where he served as an usher for more than 50 years and also on many committees. He was also a member of the Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515 and the Cooperstown Veterans and Sportsmen’s Club. Athletically, he was well known as a talented Fast Pitch Softball pitcher and an avid golfer and bowler. Harry also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, June (Anderson) Carnahan in 2016, a daughter-in-law, Nora Carnahan, a granddaughter, Beth Carnahan and eight siblings: Glenn, Paul, Lester and Milroy “Bud” Carnahan, Violet Albaugh, Mary Louise Watkins, Mae Jean Smith, and Bertha Carnahan.
He is survived by five children: Harry R. Carnahan (Patricia), Brenda L. Carnahan, Paul D. Carnahan (Lisa), James B. Carnahan, and Barbara L. Suranic (Andrew), eleven grandchildren: Christina, Melinda, Kate, Tiffany, Dustin, Casey, Kelly, Brian, Sarah, Steven, and Samantha; six great grandchildren with one on the way, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Harry's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Excela Health Hospice, and Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for the compassionate care given to him during his final days.
Friends will be received Saturday, Sept. 21st from 10 until 11 AM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Paul Wise officiating. Military honors accorded by the Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard will be held immediately following the service in the funeral home chapel. Private interment will be in Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Latrobe Historical Society, P.O. Box 266, Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the Latrobe Little League, P.O. Box 202, Latrobe, PA 15650. To post an online condolence, please visit www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Harry Carnahan, please visit Tribute Store
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