ELYSBURG — Harlan L. Ross, 57, of 612 W. Valley Ave., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

He was born in Shamokin, March 7, 1961, a son of the late Harlan L. and Miriam (Hoagland) Ross Sr.

He was a graduate of Southern Columbia High School and went on to receive a degree as a mechanical engineer and electrician.

He was employed as a project manager for Mallard Contracting, working as a mechanical engineer and electrician. He also was a self-employed electrician, an EMT with Sunbury Community Hospital and he served as a Ralpho Township constable.

On Aug. 20, 1994, in the United Lutheran Church, Sunbury, he married the love of his life, the former Stacy Horne, who survives. Together they celebrated 24 years of marriage.

Harlan was an active member of the United Lutheran Church at Seven Points Road, where he was a member of the church council for many years.

Harlan was a scuba diving instructor and loved open water dives. He worked sound and played keyboard, opening for many bands, including Def Leppard. He enjoyed traveling, jogging, competing in professional motocross and spending time with his wife and family.

In addition to his wife, Stacy, he is survived by a brother, Robert Wynn and his wife, of Georgia; a mother-in-law, Sandra Bogart, of Elysburg; a sister-in-law, Tammy Griffin and her husband, Arthur, of Massachusetts, and their twins, Evan and Ryan Griffin; as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Wynn; a sister, Pamela Ross; and father-in-law, Tage Damgaard.

###

ELYSBURG — Harlan L. Ross, 57, of 612 W. Valley Ave., Elysburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at United Lutheran Church, 167 Seven Points Road, Sunbury, with the Rev. Andrew Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, in the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday, at the church. Memorial contributions in Harlan’s honor are asked to be made to United Lutheran Church, 167 Seven Points Road, Sunbury 17801. To send condolences to the family, go to www.cjlucasfuneralhome.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.