Harrison C. “Harry” Schlimm

Harrison C. “Harry” Schlimm, 82, of 480 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving children.

He was born February 23, 1935, in St. Marys, son of the late Gregory and Margaret Nissel Schlimm. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  He was a former employee of Stackpole Carbon and was a retired employee of Carbone.

On June 28, 1958, in the Queen of the World Church, he married Mary J. Krug, who preceded him in death on December 17, 2013.

Harry is survived by three daughters, Ann Graml and her husband Mike of Erie, Julie Newton and her husband Craig of St. Marys, and Krista Wood and her husband Greg of Glen Mills, PA; two sons, Randy Schlimm of Glen Hazel and Ed Schlimm and his wife Kim of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren, Chelsea Graml, Shelby Graml, Michael Schlimm, Richard Schlimm, Alyssa Cunningham, Crystal Spence, Samantha Sicheri, Ryan Newton, Taylor Newton, Tori Newton, Payton Newton, Madison Wood, Lauren Wood, and Sarah Wood; and six great grandchildren, Bethany Cunningham, Jill Cunningham, Melanie Cunningham, Grant Spence, Louie Spence, and Brooke Sicheri. Also surviving are three sisters, Dorothy Mulcahy, Ruth Irwin, and Mary Grace Zitzler, all of St. Marys; his twin brother, Harold Schlimm of Wilcox; and by nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Harry was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Eckert, Therese Secor, and Patricia Bauer; and by four brothers, Robert, John, Gregory, and James Schlimm.

Harry was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was an Honorary Member of the American Legion and was the recipient of the American Legion Distinguished Service Award.  He was also a member of the local Elks Club.  Harry was an avid golfer and was a founding member of the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.

He was active in the community and school and gave back to the community with his coaching of Legion Baseball, Elk County Catholic High School Girls’ Basketball, and Lady Cavs. He was also a PIAA basketball official for 25 years.  Harry loved his Friday shifts at Queen of the World School cafeteria duty.  He loved kids because he was a kid at heart.

In addition to being a wonderful father, Pops, and PaPa, Harry was well respected and liked by the community. He had a way of bringing a smile to everyone’s face.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

Pam Dippold April 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

What a great guy! Always so welcoming and kind. We lost one of the good ones.

Terry Schade April 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Sending condolences to the whole Schlimm family on the loss of your Dad. Hopefully the many memories you have help to fill the void that is left with his passing.

Joan Smith April 17, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Harry’s smile would light up the room when he entered.

Jean Viglione April 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm

He was one of the “best” uncles a niece could have, Aunt Mary being one of the best aunts one could have.
Will miss him dearly. A lovely man. So grateful to have had him in my life.

Jane Ellis April 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Harry was a regular at our house growing up. He always took the time to talk to us about what was going on in our lives and was a true friend. You could count on that smile of his to brighten your day no matter what mood you were in! The thing about Harry is that he was like that to everyone. He will be sorely missed by me and countless others.

Deb Yesenosky April 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Julie/Krista: after reading the obit, I am saddened to read you had lost your mom in ’13, Mary was a class act. Your father was a pillar of the community and his unselfish gift of time helped many kids. Obviously, your family is very proud of his many accomplishments. May the love of your family and many friends help you thru this most difficult time.

Jed Trumble April 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm

To the entire Schlimm family, I offer my sympathy and condolences. Harry was a great man and a down to earth person. A man that we all have and share special memories of. Harry touched so many people. He was that person in the room that everyone respected for who he was and what he stood for. The love for family, friends and Harry’s willingness to give back to so many people is what comes to my mind. Like everyone else, Harry has a special place in my heart. Thanks Harry!! For all the help and advice you gave me, it will be with me forever.

Lee Facetti April 18, 2017 at 9:00 am

To the Schlimm family,
I am sorry to read of Harry’s passing. I was glad to have visited with him a couple of years ago when Rosie was ill. He was so proud of his family! I will always remember joking with your father and playing a little basketball at Frannie’s and talking about golf. RIP Harry.

Jim & Laura DeLullo & Family April 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The Schlimm Family,
Sending our sympathy and prayers to All. May God’s peace and comfort be with you.

John Heary April 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the Schlimm family on the passing of your father, Harry. Many great memories of him and Mary whenever I stopped by to visit and at the various school functions and sporting events over the years. God Bless.

Joyce Ferris Dotson May 5, 2017 at 12:53 pm

May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time. He was a wonderful man.

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