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Harry Solomon Zegeer
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Harry Solomon Zegeer, 89, of Charleston passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the  Eastbrook Nursing Home, Charleston.

He was the retired owner and founder of Zegeer Hardware, where he worked alongside  his wife, Mary “Frances”, for over 30 years.

Harry was a lifelong resident of Charleston and a member of St. George   Orthodox Cathedral.

He attended Roosevelt Junior High School and was a graduate of Charleston High School.

After high school, Harry assisted the war effort, working at Kanawha Manufacturing,  where he turned battleship gun barrels on the lathe.  He then went to work in Whitesville,  at the Salamy-Zegeer grocers before returning home eventually to Charleston, to found the original Zegeer Hardware in 1948.

Harry was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mary “Frances” McCarus Zegeer;  and was the last of eight children in his family being preceded by four sisters, Alice, Aileen, Evelyn  and Loreese; and three brothers, Ernest, Victor and David.

He is survived by his three sons, Dr. John (Sharon) Zegeer, Paul Zegeer and Richard (Julie) Zegeer, all of Charleston; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Zegeer of New York; and four loving grandchildren, Elias, Andrew, Devon and Joshua.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St. George Orthodox   Cathedral with the Very Rev. Father Olof Scott and Rev. Father Stephen J. De Young Jr. officiating.

Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home,  with Trisagion Prayers at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in Harry’s memory to:     St. George Orthodox Cathedral, P.O. Box 2044, Charleston, WV 25327.



George Faber , Posted on 01 Jul 2015
Parkersburg, West Virginia
So sorry for your loss. He was a fine man. The world would be a better place with more like him.
Richard Merritt Boyd , Posted on 01 Jul 2015
Charleston, West Virginia
I grew up on Chamberlain Ct., just two blocks from the hardware store. I went to the store often for tools or parts as I was learning how to do things. Harry and Frances were always helpful and I still have some tools that I bought there in the 60\'s. I was sorry to learn of Harry\'s passing.
Jill Zegeer Dunn , Posted on 01 Jul 2015
, Tennessee
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jo Cassis Hypes , Posted on 01 Jul 2015
Apex, North Carolina
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Les Wilkerson , Posted on 02 Jul 2015
Charleston, West Virginia
I am sorry for your loss. Lora and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Lucy Wilson Hamilton , Posted on 03 Jul 2015
Lafayette, Louisiana
I am so sorry for your loss. Harry was very much a part of my youth. My grandmother and grandfather, Fleet and Ann Summers rented one of the row houses at 1419 E Washington Street. My mom, Faye Summers Wilson and my brother Bill and i, lived with then while she cared for my dad until he died. I remember Frances, Alice, Ernie and most of the Zegeer family. They were all so very nice to my family and I have never forgotten the, May God a Bless you! Cherish your memories. You all were such a big part of our lives.