Daniel E. Harnen, Sr

1936 ∼ 2019

Daniel E. Harnen, Sr

Daniel E. Harnen Sr., 82, of Vineyard Haven, MA passed away January 14, 2019 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was born on February 7, 1936 in Kingston N.Y. He grew up in Butler, New Jersey and graduated from Butler High School in 1954. He was the consummate salesman who loved people and loved the art of the sale. He began his sales career at the Colonial House furniture store in Bloomingdale N.J. After several years in retail sales, he became a sales representative for several large furniture manufacturers. He then branched off into industrial sales, culminating in his retirement from W.W. Grainger, Inc. in 2000. He was also very proud to have served in the U.S. Air Force and was deployed to Europe in 1960 in support of the Berlin Crisis. He and his wife Barbara retired to Martha’s Vineyard in 2001. There he took on many hobbies including woodworking, furniture refinishing, and cultivating Bonsai trees. He was a founding member and Past President of the Martha’s Vineyard Bonsai Club. He made many of his closest friends at the club which is still very active today. He was always the life of the party and he loved to entertain. He and Barbara hosted numerous gatherings at their homes in N.J. and on the Vineyard. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be forever missed by his family and all of his wonderful friends. Survivors include his son Dan (Peggy) Harnen, and their children Ben, Emily, John and Abbey, Centerville, OH and son Mark (Jane) Harnen, and their children Kyle and Kaylee, Canonsburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Dahill). A memorial mass will be celebrated at Grace Episcopal Church, at the corner of Woodlawn and William St., Vineyard Haven on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the Memorial Garden of the church where his beloved wife was also laid to rest. Donations in his memory may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, PO Box 1197, Vineyard Haven MA 02568 or Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, PO Box 1748, Vineyard Haven MA 02568. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guestbook and information. 

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Memorial Service

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 11:00 AM

Grace Episcopal Church
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Grace Episcopal Church, PO Box 1197, Vineyard Haven MA 02568 or Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, PO Box 1748, Vineyard Haven MA 02568

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Daniel E. Harnen, Sr

1936 ∼ 2019

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