Marland Eugene Harp, 80, formerly of Marienville, PA. passed away, Friday, October 26, 2018 , at Edinboro Manor in Edinboro, PA.
He was born in Marienville on April 20, 1938, to the late Roland Eugene Harp and Elizabeth Loretta Whitton. He attended East Forest School until he graduated in 1956. He was a veteran serving in the US Army from 1958 until 1961. He married Ruth M. Byers on May 4, 1963 in Marienville, PA, she preceded him in death in May of 2007. Marland worked in many different jobs doing many different things until he retired from Sheffield Containers. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of Marienville #633 Acacia Lodge, and an active member of the Veterans Club in Marienville. He was a member of the Marienville United Methodist Church.
Marland enjoyed wood working, watching TV, drinking beer, hunting, and Christmas decorating.
Marland is survived by four sons, William (Joanne) Renton of Swoope, VA, Edward (Pam) Renton of Charlottesville, VA, Randall Renton of Marienville, PA, Wesley (Jami) Harp of Lady Lake FL; two daughters, Marla Harp of Front Royal, VA, Mia (Charles) Severo of Albion, PA; two son-in-laws, Robert Silvis of Marienville, Kevin Campbell of Barboursville, VA; two brothers, Gary Harp of Emlenton, PA, Ralph “Rick” Harp of Clarion, PA; and a sister Beverly (Gerald) Schmader of Lucinda, PA.
Also surviving are twenty-four grandchildren, Hailey Renton, William Renton, Misty and Scott Dittman, Mark Silvis, Ross and Jessica Silvis, Valerie and Terje Ashland, Rhiannon and Joe Giunta, Billy T. Renton, Randall Renton, James Renton, Jaimey Harp, Hannah Harp, Buddy Harp, Marli and Nate Johnson, April and Josh Wotherspoon, Kennedy and Chad Miller and Charli Severo; nine great grandchildren, Riley, Brandon, Bobby, Gavin, Keri, Niki, Emma, Delaney, and Rulihanna; and one great-great grandchild, Carter.
Along with his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by two daughters, Ruth Silvis in January of 2018, Tammi Campbell in October of 2018, and a son Kevin Renton in June of 2014, and many in-laws.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 10-11 am at the Furlong Funeral Home, 140 Cherry Street, Marienville, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing at 11 am, with Rev. Dan Richter officiating. Interment will follow at the Guitonville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Marienville Veterans Club.
Family and friends may leave online condolences, order flowers, light a memorial candle, and obtain additional information at www.furlongfuneralhome.com.