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Harry L. Lorigan Sr., of River Road, Delaware Township (Greenville), passed away Thursday afternoon (Feb. 22, 2018) in the emergency room of UPMC Horizon Greenville after an apparent heart attack. He was 78.
Mr. Lorigan was born in Kissinger Mills, Pa., 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 become the owner of Lorigan Construction in the 1970s and owned 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 to present, he worked as a subcontractor machinist for Tapco Tube in Meadville.
Harry 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, Sharpsville; Paula Watt and her husband Tom, Ashtabula; Diane Lorigan, Sharpsville; and Elizabeth Diefenderfer and her husband Brad, Transfer; a son, Harry L. Lorigan Jr., Sharon; a brother, Paul Lorigan, Oil City; and 11 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, River Road, Delaware Township.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (2-26-18) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a Video Tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com
Services: 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: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on February 24, 2018
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