Ronald B. Harlan, 78, of 11 Lucky Ln., died Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2013 at his residence.
Born June 28, 1935 in Bradford, he was the son of Roy S. and Agnes M. Kruise Harlan. On Aug. 27, 1955 in Olean, N.Y., he married Jane L. Groves, who survives.
He worked in welding and maintenance for various companies in the area, including CeraMag in Kane and IPSCO near Sheffield. Earlier, he was a woodcutter for area logging businesses.
Ron was a member of the East Kane United Methodist Church, where he was a lay speaker and a soloist. He was Wetmore Township Supervisor for over 10 years, and enjoyed photography, driving his John Deere tractor and spending time with his family.
He is survived, in addition to his wife, by two daughters, Norma (Bob) Geer of St. Marys and Tammy (Scott) Mix of Kane; a son, Ken (Sue) Harlan of Ludlow; a sister, Sandra (Ron) Dulyea of Kane; a brother, Darrell (Alice) Harlan of Pittsfield; and a half-brother, William Smith of Plano, Texas. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Sara Resh, Adam Geer, Bryan and Karen Harlan, Matt and Amanda Mix, plus a great-grandson, Tracen Resh. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding him in death, besides his parents, are a son, Donald Harlan; a brother, Leroy Harlan; a sister, Mary Sikkema; and a half-sister, Helen Senese.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, at which time a service will be held at the funeral home with the rev. Brian Aul, pastor of the East Kane United Methodist Church, and the rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the Mt. Jewett - Hazel Hurst United Methodist Churches, co-officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery following cremation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Kane United Methodist Church, c/o Brian Aul, 9869 Route 321, Kane, PA 16735.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com .