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Harry R. Mercurio Sr.

Harry Richard Mercurio Sr. of Holland, PA, passed away unexpectedly due to COVID-19 on January 3, 2021. He was 68.

He was preceded in death by his father Harry Joseph Mercurio, his mother Jennie Hrosko Mercurio, and his mother-in-law Anne Barlick Ledva.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Kathleen Ledva Mercurio, his son Harry Jr., daughter Megan, son and daughter-in-law Matt and Cathy, daughter and son-in-law Monica and Kevin, son and   daughter-in-law Jonathan and Jane, and his two grandchildren Mark and Nixon.

Harry was deeply devoted to his family, friends, and neighbors. He loved his children and grandchildren relentlessly. He was an active member of St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Holland, PA for over 43 years.

Harry was born in New Kensington, PA where he spent his younger years frequenting “the terrace” with his friends and family. His kids growing up always looked forward to the bi-yearly trips across the turnpike to see their grandparents. He had a passion for Pittsburgh sports, Penn State football, and was an enthusiastic bowler for the Penn State bowling team. It was at Penn State where he met his future wife Kathy. He graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA). While at Penn State, Harry was the president of the bowling club and contributor to the bowling club’s constitution. He continued as a dedicated alumni and season ticket holder for Penn State football.   

Harry will be remembered as having a kind, open heart who always welcomed company. His house was a revolving door and he treated his children’s friends, friends of friends and neighbors like family.  Harry was heavily involved in his children’s sports teams and enjoyed teaching life lessons, both on and off the field.  He helped coach Holland Little League and was a strong supporter of local soccer and hockey teams; rooting for his kids’ teammates as they were his own.  

Harry began his career in transportation, distribution, and logistics at Sears and retired from General Electric in 2012.  After retirement, he enjoyed spending time at Twining Village where he helped the senior community.  He had a liking for geography and seized any opportunity behind the wheel to take in all sights on his countless trips to State College, as well as several trips across country. Additional fulfillments included nature, navigating, and traveling the U.S. He was an avid coin collector and was often accompanied by his pet dog Tyson.

Harry will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Harry’s family will receive friends on Friday, January 8th from 10:00 am until his Mass of Christian Burial which will also be Live Streamed at 11:00am in St. Bede the Venerable, 1071 Holland Road Holland, PA 18966.    His interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Richboro.  

Facial Coverings and Social Distinacing requirements will be requested to be observed by those in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, Mass cards would be appreciated or contributions in his memory may be made to St. Bede the Venerable Church at the address above. 

 

To view the live stream of Harry's Funeral Mass please click this link: https://vimeo.com/498101480

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  • Receiving of Friends

    Friday, January 8th
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 8th
    11:00 AM

    St. Bede The Venerable Church
    1071 Holland Road
    Holland, PA 18966

  • Graveside Prayer Service

    Friday, January 8th

    Union Cemetery
    209 Almshouse Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

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