Robert D Harvey of North Wales, formerly of Ambler, passed quietly the afternoon of April 7, 2020, aged 97.
Born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1923, he was the son of the late Doris and John Harvey who was the Editor of The Twin Falls Telegram and columnist for the Statesman. Robert held a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Colorado. During the WWII, he was sent to the Pacific Theater where he served with the US Army Signal Corp erecting antenna towers. Robert relocated to the Philadelphia, PA area following the war when he took a position as an engineer with the Philco Corporation. In the early 1950’s he took a position with IBM Corporation as a customer field service engineer, retiring in 1987. Robert was born to be an engineer. His daughter Lisa once reported that on family vacations he would often repair the electronics in their motel rooms! Robert was married to the late Elizabeth A Duerst of Philadelphia for over 70 years. They were members of the Pleasantville United Church of Christ, Chalfont and at Sunday family dinners would often discuss the sermon their pastor gave that morning. A daughter, Lisa Harvey Goscinsky, aged 64, predeceased him in January 2017. He is survived by son in law Stephen J Goscinsky of Ringoes, NJ, a grandson Andrew S Goscinsky of Interlachen, FL and many great friends.
A limited viewing following the COVID 19 guidelines will take place at Scanlin Funeral Home, Chalfont, PA on Friday April 10, 2020 at 10AM. Services with maximum of 10 people will begin at 11AM. Interment will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.