John L. Harbison

  • Died: December 11, 2016
  • Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family


John L. Harbison, 83, of Yardley, PA died on December 11, 2016 at Manor Care Yardley. Born in Trenton, NJ, John was a long time resident of Yardley.

John is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School and a veteran of the US Army. He received his Bachelor degree from Rider University and his Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania. He is a retired Chief Information officer from Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He started his career with US Steel and continued with Maimonides Medical Center and Unisys. He is an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and severed on the Pastoral Council with Fr. Eckert and the Holy Trinity Veteran's Organization. He enjoyed playing Golf and cooking. His family and grandchildren were his greatest joy.

Jack is the son of the late Roy and Frances Rosati Harbison and the beloved husband of 60 years to Mary Walsh Harbison. He is the devoted father of Mary Jane and her husband Reed Laughlin of Dillsburg, PA, Nancy and her husband John Scarpiello of Yardley and Timothy and his wife Connie Harbison of Hillsborough, NJ. Jack is the proud grandfather of Caitlin, Courtney and Colin Laughlin, Sean and Meghan Scarpiello and Holden, Emma and Ashton Harbison.

Relatives and friends are invited to Jack's Life Celebration on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 10 to 11 AM and to his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Holy Trinity Church, 201 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Morrisville, PA 19067.

Memorial contributions in Jack's name may be made to the Guardian's of the National Cemetery, P.O. Box 233, Newtown, PA 18940.

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