Gerald E Harr
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Gerald Evarts Harr, 81, of Edmond, OK, passed away unexpectedly February 18, 2020. Born July 20, 1938, Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Viola & Ralph Harr, graduated from Butler High School, PA and enlisted in Air Force working radio communications. Upon completed service, worked for FAA as electronics technician in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, PA. 1979 moved to Oklahoma City working as FAA Academy Instructor. From 1990-1992 worked as airport manager for Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, OH. Returning to Oklahoma City, Jerry continued working for FAA until retirement in 1994. He extended retirement as FAA contractor until 2017. Loving aviation, owned a Piper Cherokee, flying locally and long distance. Over 20 years, vacationed at Carolina beaches with extended family. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William Harr & sister in law, Nancy Harr. Surviving are his wife Carol, son James Harr (Debbie), daughter Robin Harr Gurklis (John), grandchildren Alyssa, John Michael & Eric Gurklis, stepsons, Clark Ritchey (Debbie) & Chad Ritchey, niece Debra Harr Tharpe, great nephews, Scurry (Susanna), Mackenzie, & Colby (Alex) Tharpe, four great-great nephews, nephew Billy Harr (Susan), great niece, Catherine Sanders, two great-great nieces, great nephew, Tyler Harr, nephew, John Harr, great nephews, Stuart & Ethan Harr, niece, Susan Harr Caron (Waddy), great nieces, Emily, Rachel & Caroline Caron. Memorial service February 29th at 11:00am, Matthews Funeral Home 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK.