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“I knew Bob for 15 years. He always had interesting stories to tell and was a pleasure to visit with. We will miss seeing him and his big smile in my...Read More »
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Robert E. Harman, 89, of Skull Valley, Ariz. died July 28, 2009 at his home. Robert was born on June 29, 1920 and was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.His early interest in geology led to his post-war hobby of rock hunting. With the outbreak of war in 1940 he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and flew transports in Europe. After the war he married Leotta Armstrong. They settled in Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta and began raising a family. Robert went on to earn his Ph.D. in Chemistry at U.C. Berkeley; moved to New Jersey and began a forty year career as a Pharmaceutical Chemist with Merck and Company. After the death of Leotta in 1994, Robert moved to Prescott, Ariz. where he lived out his remaining years. He is survived by his son, Jim; daughter, Barbara; their spouses; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorial gifts be donated to Y.R.M.C. Hospice.