Paul C. Harbach, Jr

Aug 10 1946
Feb 28 2019
72 Years

Paul C. Harbach, Jr, 72, of Gap, passed away on February 28, 2019 at the Mt. Joy Hospice Center, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Mariann E. O'Hop Harbach with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.  Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late M. Christina Moore Harbach and Paul C. Harbach, Sr.

Paul was an area resident all his life. He was employed for 44 years by Quad Graphics of Atglen, PA and was an active member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Coatesville where he sang in the choir.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by three children - Kimberly Harbach of Gap, Paul C. Harbach III and wife Kara of Holtwood, and Heidi L. Blumenstock and husband John of Sadsburyville; four grandchildren - Alexandria Moore, Jay Paul Hershey, Alyssa Hershey and Lincoln Blumenstock; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Wertley of Henderson, NV 

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 404 Charles St, Coatesville, PA 19320 followed by interment at the Parkesburg Catholic Cemetery. Visitation at the church will be from 9:30 AM to the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul's memory to St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at the above address or Samaritans Purse at 

Arrangements by the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Mar 6 2019 - 10:30pm


Maryann and Family,

I wish to offer my deepest sympathy.  Paul was a kind, generous person.  Aunt Babes always said that Paul was a truly genuine person always showing kindness all that he met.  We always enjoyed the visit from you, Paul, Heidi and John to my house.  It always brought such happiness to my Dad and Aunt Babes.  May Paul rest in peace.  He was a wonderful person!

Andy Levenite and Family.

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A kind & gentle man; our lives have been so richly rewarded by knowing Paul. 

~Bethann, Rob, Paige, & Jona

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I worked with Paul many years at DPC / Quebecor / Quad - always a nice guy and always willing to help.

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My condolences to the family He was a good  friend to all that he knew I had the pleasure to work with him at the plant he will be greatly miss RIP 

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I was very sad to hear of Pauls passing. I want to extend our heartfelt condolences to his Wife and Family. I knew Paul through my friendship with the O'Hop Family and my friend Bob for many years. He was always a very kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your good memories carry you in this difficult time and the months ahead - Love, Rick and Maggie McKinley

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Aunt Maryann and the the rest of the family.

The boys and I are so sorry to hear about Uncle Paul

All our love and sympathy

Russ, Connor, and Colin Wertley

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Sorry to hear of your loss, Paul was a good guy, friend to many and a resource to all. He was a teacher, mentor  and a calming spirit every day he was in the plant. He was always one of the “go to” guys in the maintenance group and there are many who owe their success to him.  

Very sorry to hear of his passing.

Steve Eggleston 



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Mariann, Heidi and family,

Sincere sorrow for the loss of a man who had a great faith, winning smile and great sense of humor. It was a pleasure to have known him and the Harbach family. Have solace in the knowage the a reunion with Paul will someday ease the sorrow felt.

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Marriann,Heidi and Family

Sincere sorrow for the loss of a man who had a great faith, winning smile and a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure to have known him and the Harbach Family. Have solace in the knowledge that a reunion with Paul will someday ease the sorrow felt.

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Mariann and family,

So sorry to hear about Paul. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

George & Karen

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Marianne, Heidi and Family

     So sorry for your loss of a great man.  He always had a smile, when you seen him.  I know you will miss him, like so many of us at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  

      With sincere Condolences, Patty Tyndall

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Mariann, I was so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I never met him but saw him in passing many times. Please know that Denny, My Dad Sam Softchin and myself are lifting you and your family up in our prayers.

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Marianne and Family,  I was so shocked to hear of Paul's passing.  I had seen Kim this past summer and she was telling me that you guys were doing great.  Ever since I have known your family, Paul always made me feel like I was "one of the family".  I still remember when Bethanne and I went away for Senior Week and we found you guys while you were camping.  To say that was fate is an understatement.  I do not know what I would have done if Paul was not able to help with my car issue until my dad got down to Rehoboth.  Again, I am truly sorry about Paul's passing.  He will always hold a special place in my heart as being a lifesaver.  I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



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Sending deepest sympathy to the family. Paul and you were good neighbors. Betty Barr and daughters

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I met Paul in the early 1960s. I extend my condolences to his survivors.

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