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.