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Harry L. Lorigan Sr., 78, of River Road, Delaware Township, Greenville, passed away Thursday afternoon Feb. 22, 2018, in the ER of UPMC Horizon Greenville, after an apparent heart attack.
He was born in Kissinger Mills, Pa., on Sept. 2, 1939, to Paul P. and Edith G. (Kammerdiener) Lorigan. Harry was a 1957 graduate of Sharpsville High School.
He was employed as a machinist at Westinghouse Electric Corp. Transformer Division in Sharon for 20 years. He then went on to being the owner of Lorigan Construction in the 1970s as well as owning a machine shop out of his residence during the 1970s and '80s. In 1985 Harry became the founder and president of Maintenance For Industry, which he ran until 2007. From 2007 until the present he worked as a subcontractor machinist for Tapco Tube in Meadville.
He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Reynolds VFW Post 7599 and Fredonia American Legion Post 59.
Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time at his camp at Fisherman Cove in Venango County. He also enjoyed feeding the birds, golfing, his two dogs and telling a good joke. He was a great inspiration to his children and grandchildren and was always willing to help a friend.
On Sept. 5, 1970, he married the former Bonnie L. Parker, who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, LeAnn Bonzo and her husband Cliff of Sharpsville, Paula Watt and her husband Tom of Ashtabula, Ohio, Diane Lorigan of Sharpsville and Elizabeth Diefenderfer and her husband Brad of Transfer; a son, Harry L. Lorigan, Jr. of Sharon, a brother; Paul Lorigan of Oil City, Pa., and 1 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; Lois Switzer and Elizabeth Best; and a brother, Donald Lorigan.

Harry L. Sr., 78, of River Road, Delaware Township, Greenville
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (2-26-18) in the LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
Services: Funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday (2-27-18) in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Carlson, visitation pastor of Mercer United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial: With committal prayers in America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com
Published on February 23, 2018
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