Robert T. Harrison

Robert T. Harrison, 85, of West Washington Street, (Union Township), New Castle, passed away the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2011, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Harrison was born in Springfield Township, Mercer County, on Feb. 8, 1925, to the late Edward S. and Margaret Magee Harrison.
He was first married to the former Caroline P. Hixenbaugh for 46 years. She preceded him in death.
He subsequently married the former Doris M. McCurdy. She survives.
Mr. Harrison was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and had served in the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Europe during World War II. He was highly decorated, being awarded three Bronze Stars and an arrowhead.

In addition to his wife and beloved pet dog “Molly,” he is survived by his daughter, Roberta L. McDuffie of Picayune, MS; his son and daughter-in-law, Edward R. and Diane Harrison of Newton Falls, OH; 10 stepchildren; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward S. Harrison Jr. and Donald Harrison, both of New Castle, and a sister; Beryl Hogue of New Castle.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; his sister, Alberta Shealer, and two brothers, Herbert and Richard Harrison.

Visitation is Wednesday, Jan.26 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. New Castle.
A service will be conducted Thursday Jan. 27 20110 at 11 A.M. at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home. Pastor David Howell of the New Castle Church of Christ will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Church of Christ, 1711 W. State St., New Castle 16101.
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