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John Harvey

John Harvey

April 17, 1936 June 21, 2019

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Obituary for John P. Harvey

John P. Harvey of Hatboro, PA passed away on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at the Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA. He was 83.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Patrick Harvey and Eileen (Judge) Harvey. John resided in Hatboro.

He was a high school football team captain, class president, and a member of the National Honors Society at Neshaminy High School. He received ivy league and senatorial scholarships to college. He received degrees with distinction from Millersville and the University of Arizona. He returned to Neshaminy School District as an educator and Supervisor of Social Studies for 35 years, retiring in 1993.

John was the former President of the Rotary Club in Langhorne, member of the Silver Creek and Spring Mill Country Clubs and he also enjoyed golfing.

He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Sarah J. Harvey; devoted father of John C. Harvey and wife Meg, and Brian Harvey and wife Kathy; treasured brother to Jim Wilson and wife Nancy; dear brother of the late Charles Harvey, Arlene Cucchi, and Bill Wilson; caring brother-in-law to Donald Cucchi; loving grandfather of Helen (Griffin) and Jonathan, Isobel Harvey, Gwen Harvey, Katie Enterline, Sarah Harvey and Annabelle Harvey.

The family will receive friends at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 noon.

Private graveside ceremony will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Upper Moreland Police Benevolent Association would be appreciated.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home
    344 North Main Street
    Doylestown, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, June 29, 2019
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home
    344 North Main Street
    Doylestown, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Rich Decker

Dear Family,
At this sad time, I hope you will take some comfort in knowing that to this day, I remember Mr. Harvey very fondly. I was in the class of '68 at NHS and when I read about his passing, I just had to tell you that he left this world a better place because he was here, and he was a wonderful man. I also speak for my dear friend, Chuck Nittrouer, who feels exactly the same way. We got too close and once called Mr. Harvey, John, and we had to write "I will not be disrespectful to my teacher", 500 times! God bless him, and all of you.
Rich Decker
Comment | Posted at 01:51pm via Condolence

Isobel Harvey

Rich, thank you so much for sharing this memory of my Poppop. We love hearing things about his teaching days. God bless.
Posted at 02:12pm

John C Harvey

That is so much him Thank you Rich He loved Neshaminy Great people were great to him there JCH
Posted at 02:18pm

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