Raymond L. Harpst, Fredonia (Delaware Twp.) passed away at the UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh with his family by his side on Friday evening, December 18, 2020. He was 82.
Ray was born in Greenville, PA on November 6, 1938 a son of the late George Daniel and Hattie M. (Reimold) Harpst, Sr. He was a graduate of the former Fredonia Delaware High School. On April 30, 1960 he married the former Viola A. Munnell, who survives. Ray had been employed in the Extrusion Department of R.D. Werner Company from which he had retired. He was a member of the Werner Retiree Club and was an avid follower of all Pittsburgh Professional and College Sports. He was a US. Army veteran and a member of the Fredonia United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Viola, he is survived by his children Rex Harpst, Imperial, Rachelle Harpst, St. Louis, MO, Renita (Mark) Robertson, Virginia Beach, VA and Rod (Shannon) Harpst, Pittsburgh. 6 grandchildren, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Jaclyn, Madilyn, Derek and Nicolyn Harpst.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Albert Harpst and George D. Harpst, Jr.; 3 sisters, Lucile Harpst, Charlotte Redzinak and Joan Harpst.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm., (Due to COVID 19 restrictions it is requested that your visit be brief) at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 169 Second Street, Fredonia.
Family funeral service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am. with Rev. Tina Keller, pastor of the Fredonia United Methodist Church officiating.Ray will be laid to rest at the Millbank Cemetery.
COVID 19 restrictions will be observed and facial masks requested to be worn.
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