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Harold Eugene Erb Sr., 77, of 446 Jordan Ave., Montoursville, entered eternal rest at 6:53 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport with his loving family by his side.
He was born March 19, 1940, in Buffalo Crossroads, a son of the late Clark and Martha Olive (Walter) Erb. Harold was married two times. His first wife, the former Barbara Ann Miller preceded him in death in 1979; and on July 11, 1994, he married the former Lucy Moon of Williamsport. Together, Lucy and Harold have shared 34 years of memories.

Harold was a 1958 graduate of Lewisburg High School and earlier in life attended Buffalo Crossroads. On June 10, 1958, Harold joined the Navy in Baltimore, Md. In 1963, 1965, and 1968, Harold received a certificate for IC Electrician Class "C", Class "A" IC School, and the Electrical Instrument Repair; in 1970, he graduated second in his class with honors as an Interior Communications Electrician First Class; in 1971, Harold completed the course of Training in Maintenance and Operations of Intrusion Alarm Systems; in 1972, he completed the Naval Aviation Maintenance Documentation; and in 1975, Harold received his Home Entertainment Electronics Systems Diploma. Chief Petty Officer Harold was released from active duty on Jun 20, 1978. During his 20 years of service, Harold received the following decorations: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Second Good Conduct Award, Third Conduct Award. While in service, Harold was on many ships, having been to the Mediterranean Sea on the Enterprise; to Russia during the Arab-Israeli War; and passed through the Panama Canal. On Dec. 1, 1987, Harold retired from the Navy as a Chief Interior Communications Electrician.
After retiring from the Navy, Harold worked at ACF Industries, Milton for 25 years as an electrician and retired on Oct. 1, 2002.
He was a member of the Retired Enlisted Association, The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, US Fleet Reserve Association, and the American Legion Post 104, Montoursville.
Harold enjoyed drawing, puzzles, painting, sketching, woodworking and tinkering. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

In addition to his wife, Lucy, he is survived by their children, daughter, Linda Simcox and husband Randy, of Williamsport; son, Harold E. "Butch" Erb Jr., and wife Holly, of Montoursville; daughter, Tracy Erb, of Williamsport; son, Joseph Hartsock and wife Tracy, of Marysville; son, Jay Hartsock, of Williamsport; daughter, Robin Levoll and husband Mat, of Williamsport; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Fegley and husband Adam, of Mifflinburg; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Crossgrove, of Mifflinburg, and Billie McGrillis and husband Russell, of Baltimore; several nieces, great-nieces and nephews; his dog, Pippin; and his grand-dog, Diablo.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Christine L. Burson; one son, Blaine R. Erb; one brother, John L. Erb; and his dog, Bailey.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, at Adamo's, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg, followed by the funeral at noon, with Pastor Butch Woolsey officiating.
Interment with full military honors by veterans of American Legion Post 410, Mifflinburg, will be in Mazeppa Union Cemetery, Buffalo Township.

If you wish to make a donation in Harold's memory, please send it to The Gatehouse at Divine Providence, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

To share in Harold's online memorial, please visit www.adamofh.com.
Published on August 28, 2017
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