Roberta "Bert" Harbach

May 30, 1933 - March 6, 2022
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Obituary

Roberta “Bert” Harbach, 88, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg where she was a resident.

Born in Sayre, PA, Roberta was the daughter of the late Robert L. and L. Elizabeth (Hartung) Crimbring of Canton, PA. She was the wife of the late Florin “Mickey” Harbach who passed away December 12, 2009.

Roberta was employed as a school teacher for the Muhlenberg Township School District retiring in 1995 after 25 years. She was a 1951 graduate of Canton High School and received her BA from Albright College and her ME from Kutztown State College.

She is survived by her daughters Karen Grim of Richmond Township and Christine Harbach of Somerset, PA, her grandchildren – Glenn Grim, Jr. of Muhlenberg Township, Sarah Bitler Ludwig, wife of Joshua Ludwig of Buffalo, NY, and Eric Bitler, husband of Nicola Arton Bitler of Brooks, GA, and her great grandchildren – Megan, Sabrina, Nova Lee, and McKenna Grim and August and Evelyn Bitler. Roberta was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl (Harbach) Heberling, son Michael Harbach, grandsons Michael Grim and Brandon Harbach. Roberta was also predeceased by her brother Glenn Crimbring, and sister Anna Lea Crimbring.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Above., Shillington on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 10-11 AM with her memorial service starting at 11 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg and Caring Hospice Services for your care and compassion shown to our mother. You are truly the angels who walk among us. www.kleefuneralhome.com

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Rev. Jeffrey Hain and Rev. Jessica Ross will officiate


Donation Information

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

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Timeline for Roberta Harbach

Born: May 30, 1933
 
April 17, 1954
Bert and Mickey’s wedding
Bert and Mickey’s wedding
 
June 3, 1994
Biker Grandma
Biker Grandma
 
June 12, 1994
Grandson Glenn’s Graduation
Grandson Glenn’s Graduation
 
August 7, 1994
Feeling the energy at Stonehenge
Feeling the energy at Stonehenge
Died: March 6, 2022

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Jess posted on 4/11/22

So sorry for your loss.

 

Randy Harbach posted on 3/15/22

Please know that Janet and I are thinking about all of you, as we remember Bertie at this time. We are sending our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy to you.

 

Les White posted on 3/13/22

Dear Chris, Glenn and families, Bert was a wonderful person whose hearty laugh was contagious. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.

 

Les White posted on 3/13/22

Dear Chris, Glenn and families, Bert was a wonderful person whose hearty laugh was contagious. I will keep her and your family in my prayers.

 

Carol Hunsberger posted on 3/12/22

My deepest Sympathy to the family of Roberta Harbach. Bert and I were colleagues for a number of years in the secondary English Department of the Muhlenberg School District. Bert was a dedicated teacher with a delightful disposition. You were a wonderful friend during our years at Muhlenberg, Bert. I will always remember you. Love, Carol Hunsberger

 

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