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Janet Harder

Janet D. Harder, 89, of Carlisle, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Thornwald Home, Carlisle, PA. She was born January 3, 1931 to the late Ward B. and Reba (Routsong) Delap in Bendersville, PA and was the widow of Ellsworth W. "Bud" Harder who passed away on February 17, 2010.

Janet was employed at CVS Pharmacy as a clerk for 30 years. She was a member of Carlisle United Methodist Church. Janet liked collecting celebrity autographs, taking frequent bus trips to various parts of the country, and she enjoyed visiting the casinos.

Surviving are her children, Gregory L. Harder and Debra A. Reisinger (David), both of Carlisle, PA.

Services are being held privately at the convenience of the family and burial will be in Bendersvile Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carlisle United Methodist Church, 45 S. West St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Greg & Debbie,  so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. At least she is together with your Dad again now, as well as with other loved ones.I have fond childhood memories of visiting Uncle Bud and Aunt Janet and our cool older cousins! First time playing Kerplunk is one that stands out at the moment, as well as going for a hike in a natural area when a bit older.I hope you are doing well, and I send my condolences.Take care,cousin Rachel Huffine"For every thing there is a season . . . ."

Rachel Mar 13 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Greg and Debbie,Micki & I send our sincere condolences.  We both have very fond memories  of your mother.  Of course mine go back a lot further.  I remember watching you kids grow up and seeingup close what a wonderful lady your mother was.  One very clear memory is how much your mother, my mother & Greg Thompson's mother liked each other & how much fun they had together. Micki & Denny Ryder

Denny Ryder Mar 4 2020 12:00 AM

My Mother, Ida Staub, is very sad to hear about the loss of her very good friend. She remembers their having a lot of fun together as young and single women with their first jobs and cars that allowed them to enjoy miniature golf and movies in Gettysburg and having fun with other friends. Ida hopes she can attend graveside services to say goodbye to her dear,dear friend.If it is ok, please let me, Ida's daughter Becky know at 410-370-1671. So sorry for your loss. Condolences,Ida Barbour Staub and Family.

Becky Staub Gonzalez Mar 2 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Greg and Deb,I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great lady with a fantastic attuite towards life and funny as a any stand-up comic in Vegas. She was always a person that would brighten your day just by being around her. I know she was very proud of both of you. You were highly blessed to have such wonderful, loving parents. I worked with her at the Rea & Derrick in the Carlisle Plaza and we went through the conversion of the plaza to be come the mall. She said something funny one day about the men working. She thought it was nice that they had these green refrigerators to store their lunches. I said what green refrigerators and she proceeded to point to a "jiffy john". I explained what they were and we both laughed about that for years. R & D became Peoples Drug and then CVS. I last saw her at the CVS on E. High St. several years ago as I stopped in to do a pharmacy review. I asked "how are you doing?" I think she said something like "I'm doing as well as I can, for being almost  as old as dirt." and she said it with her infectious smile. God bless both of you and my deepest sympathy. Debby Kough Zeigler

Debby Zeigler Mar 1 2020 12:00 AM

Gregg:  Just read of your loss, and am very sorry.  In March it will be 15 years ago I lost my mother; it's a tough one.  I extend my sincere sympathy to you and your sister.  May God comfort you as only He can.   Leonard

Leonard Tritt Feb 29 2020 12:00 AM