Harry Landis Eberly, 93, worked at Telex and RCA, had a passion for community service

By on February 28, 2018

Harry Eberly, 93, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Feb. 21, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who displayed selfless commitment to improving the lives of others.

He was the husband of Marion Eberly, formerly of Lititz, for 66 years.

He was born in Hessdale to Chester Landis and Nola Marie (Clark) Eberly. During his childhood in the Pennsylvania farmland, he developed a strong work ethic and deep sense of decency.

He attended a single room schoolhouse through eighth grade and went on to earn a B.S. in chemical engineering from Penn State University. He began his career as an engineer at Western Electric and then went to RCA where he held positions of increasing responsibility in management. In 1972 he joined Telex Corporation where he rose to lead worldwide research and development, manufacturing, and sales as executive VP.

Restless after “retirement,” he worked with many corporations to effect business improvement. During this time, he was recognized by the providence of Alberta for his leadership in the restructuring and divestiture of Novatel Communications.

Harry had a passion for community service and for education. Harry received the Charles Luton Volunteer Award and Distinguished Alumnus of The Pennsylvania State University (2008), his beloved Nittany Lions, in recognition of his lifelong and outstanding community involvement.

Harry was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by both his family and the many people whose lives he touched. He was blessed with abundant energy and a positive attitude. He used those blessings well in living each day to its fullest, caring deeply for others, and keeping God at the center.

He is survived by his wife: Marion; daughter: Jenny Holmes and husband Mike of Campobello, S.C.; daughter: Susan Patrick and husband Mark of Chapel Hill, N.C.; four grandsons: Matthew Holmes and wife Brooke, William Patrick, Andrew Patrick, and Nathan Holmes; and two great-grandsons. All will carry on, walking in the values exemplified by Harry’s life.

A celebration of Harry’s life was held at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 25.

In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully requests donations to the Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh, N.C.; or Bible Study Fellowship International.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be shared at dignitymemorial.com/brown-wynne-funeral-home-raleigh.

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