James D. Harne of Kennett Square

James D. Harne, 74, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Oct. 11, at Penn Medicine Hospice. He was the husband of Sallyann Hannahs Harne, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage.

James D. Harne

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Denver B. Harne and the late Dorothy Barr Harne.

He was a school librarian at the Kennett Consolidated School District, retiring in 2005 after 30 years of service. He loved children’s literature and being an elementary school librarian.

Mr. Harne was a 1963 graduate of Penn Manor High School in Millersville. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

He was an active member of the Kennett Education Association. He volunteered as a poll worker for the local board of elections.  He enjoyed being with family and friends, riding his motorcycle, and traveling, achieving his goal of visiting all 50 states.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Christopher Harne of Kennett Square; one daughter, Catherine Snell and her husband Karl of West Chester, and one grandson, Benjamin Snell.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Geraldine Stauffer and Loretta Colosimo.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 4 to 6 on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street Kennett Square. His funeral service will follow at 11. His burial will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or to the American Cancer Association, 1818 Market Street, Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

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