Robert ‘Bobby’ James Harsh, 58, worked at W.E.H. Supply, enjoyed dirt track racing, going to mountains

By on August 16, 2017

Robert “Bobby” James Harsh, 58, of Ephrata, passed away after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

He was born in Lancaster to the late Robert C. and June (Mentzer) Harsh, and was the husband of the late Kelly Lynn (McElwee) Harsh, who passed away in 2008.

Robert was a warehouse manager for W.E.H. Supply in Denver before retiring. He enjoyed dirt track racing, fishing, and spotting for deer. He especially enjoyed going to the mountains in Tioga County and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Robert is survived by three children: Krystle Harsh of Ephrata, William Harsh of Akron, Taylor Harsh of Ephrata; three siblings: Sharon, wife of Nelson Groff, of East Earl; Jeff Harsh of Narvon; Michelle, wife of Andrew Maser, of Kleinfeltersville; five grandchildren: Ethan, Logan, and Conner Druckemiller; Ryder and Benton Harsh, with one more on the way; and his beloved dog, Sadie.

A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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