Robert L. Haar, 86, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at his home.
Born on August 23, 1936, in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Mary (Nesbit) Haar.
A graduate of West Shore High School, he went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gettysburg College while on an ROTC scholarship. Following college he served for four years as an accounting and finance officer in the US Air Force, stationed in Texas, Minnesota and the state of Washington. Always proud of his service to his country, he joked that in his time in the Air Force he “piloted a GSD” – a gray steel desk.
After discharge he returned to central Pennsylvania where his sister, Patricia (Haar) Paul, introduced him to his future wife of 55 years, Marilyn Myers. As a Certified Public Accountant, he became President of the accounting firm Ashway, Haar & Fuller, and later a principal with the firm Waggoner, Frutiger & Daub. He enjoyed 60 years of practice as an accountant, including involvement in professional groups such as the Estate Planning Council of Central PA. A longtime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, he served as a member of the Congregation Council, as Treasurer and on various church committees. Bob was a Past Master of Lowther Manor Lodge No. 781, and active with the Gettysburg College Alumni Association.
Bob is survived by his wife, Marilyn “Lynne” (Myers) Haar, of Camp Hill, a son, Matthew M. Haar (Deborah), and a daughter, Mary E. Haar, both of Camp Hill, two granddaughters, Lydia E. Haar and Natalie A. Haar, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patricia Paul.
All are welcome to join a visitation with Bob’s family and friends from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St. Camp Hill, PA 17011. Bob’s ashes will be scattered at the convenience of the family. Myers-Baker Funeral & Cremation Services, Camp Hill, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church (to be used in the traditional music program), or to Homeland at Home Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110.