Harold Ross Sargent
HERMITAGE, PA. There will be a memorial service Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, 600 East State St. in Sharon, Pa., for Harold Ross Sargent, of 1139 Foxwood Drive, who passed away at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System, after an extended illness.
Mr. Sargent was born March 10, 1926, in Union City, Pa., to Everett and Opal Ross Sargent.
An alumnus of the former Bloomfield High School, he earned his undergraduate degree from Edinboro University, a Masters from the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Sargent was a teacher at Bloomfield and Townville High Schools previous to moving to State College, Pa., to earn his doctorate (1963 to 1965).
Mr. Sargent was the founding Director of The Pennsylvania State University Shenango Valley Campus from 1965 to 1980. He later was an investment advisor with Butler Wick and Company from 1984 to 1996.
A published poet writer and speaker, his writing covered World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Sargents speaking covered topics ranging from educational theory to George Washington.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Sargent served during World War II and was wounded in the Philippines. He belonged to Veterans of Foreign Wars Hickory Post 6166 in Hermitage and the Americal Division of the 8th Army.
Harold was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 810 in Hermitage, Mercer County Shrine Club, Zem Zem Shrine in Erie, Pa., the Sharon Rotary Club and First Presbyterian Church in Sharon.
His wife, the former Mary C. Conner, whom he married June 5, 1948, survives at home. Also surviving are a daughter, Karen Ann Sargent of Denver; three sons, Daniel E. Sargent of Hermitage; David R. Sargent, husband of Eleanor of Pittsburgh and Harold E. Sargent, husband of Kathryn of Dallas; a sister, Kathryn Fairchild of Titusville; a brother, Ben Lewis of Las Vegas; and six grandchildren, Abby, Ross, Katherine, Mary, Adam and Kendall Sargent.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Ivan Sargent; and a sister, Arlene Kerr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sargent Emergency Loan Fund at Edinboro University, 200 Meadville St., Edinboro, PA 16444-0001.