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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Condolence & Memory Journal

It was an honor and a privledge to get to know Jack during his dialysis treatments!
God Bless you all this holiday season

Posted by Dawn J RN    December 15, 2016

Mary Jane, Nancy, Tim & family..
Wishing you comfort as you say goodbye today
To your loving father.
He leaves you with a legacy of compassion &
Love for everyone for you to continue to
Live your lives as he did.
A great man ... a great loss .

Posted by Diane Rothman - Holland, PA   December 15, 2016

May God bless you and your family in
this time of your sorrow. May the love
and support from family and friends
be a source of encouragement for you
now and in the days to come.

Posted by A friend   December 14, 2016

My thoughts and love go out to The Harbison children and family. I remember spending much of my childhood always wanting to spend time with Mary and Jack at their house. Jack was always smiling and made me feel like part of the family. He would make the most delicious omlettes when I stayed over, the first time I had heard of a western omelette, and to this day, I think of Jack when I order one. Those were very special times, and Jack was a very special man who will be sadly missed.

Posted by Amanda Lazare - Jericho, NY   December 13, 2016

The special moments
and memories in your life
will never change.
They will always be in your heart,
today and forevermore.

Barbara and I wish to express our sincere sympathy to you, and the entire Harbison family, in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love and friendship,
we share your loss
Barbara and don

Posted by Don Colligan - Plymouth, MA - Family   December 13, 2016


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The special moments and memories in your life will never change. They will always be in your heart, today and forevermore. Barbara and I wish to express our sincere sympathy to you, and the entire Harbison family, in this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and friendship, we share your loss Barbara and don
July 17, 1993
August 4, 1956 Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Trenton, New Jersey
August 5, 2006 50th Wedding Anniversary
August 5, 2006 Tim and Jack at 50th celebration
Maryjane, Connie and Jack at 50th celebration. August 5, 2006

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Jack and Mary celebrate 50 years August 5, 2006
September, 2004 Jack and Mary at Dingle Bay, Ireland