Saturday, June 20, 2015

Harry Memmer, mailroom retiree, dies at 88

Beacon Journal mailing room retiree Harry Memmer passed away on Friday. As the obituary below notes, Harry and his wife, Charlotte, were avid motorcyclists. Their bike trip to Alaska in 1998 is partially chronicled on this Fairbanks website.

Harry Memmer

Harry A. Memmer Jr., 88, passed away peacefully at home with family at his side on June 19, 2015. Harry lived in Ellet his entire life and retired from the Akron Beacon Journal after 44 years. He was a veteran in Korea during World War II. Harry and Charlotte visited every state in the U.S. on their Goldwing motorcycles. Their highlight was their Alaskan trip. They were charter members of "Chapter T and Chapter P Goldwing Road Riders Club." They also enjoyed their time and friends at their cabin in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. They enjoyed many winters with their WBN friends in Key Largo, Florida. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, working puzzles and cross stitching.

Harry is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Anna Memmer Sr; sister, Jean Lee; first wife, Mary (Higgins); sons, Rick Memmer and Roger Varner. He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Charlotte (Varner); sons, Ron (Dee) Memmer, Bill (Terry) Memmer, Carl (Linda) Varner, Jim (Barbara) Memmer, and John Memmer; daughters, Lorna (Bill) Moore and Norma (John) Gay. He leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Calling hours will be held on Monday June 22 from 4-7pm with memorial service following at 7pm at Newcomer Funeral Home 131 N. Canton Rd. Akron, OH 44305. Pastor Fred Higgins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Summa Hospice or a charity ofyour choice.

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