Roy Melvin “Mel” Harnish 1943~2022


Roy Melvin “Mel” Harnish, 79, of Quincy Village, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, formerly of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away November 19, 2022.

Roy Melvin "Mel" Harnish
Roy Melvin “Mel” Harnish

He was born on October 17, 1943  in Lancaster, Pennsylvania  to the late Roy and Dora (Engle) Harnish. 

He and his wife, Nola M. (Nofziger) Harnish were married on October 19, 1963.

Mel was a 1968 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University. He was a licensed insurance agent and founded Cumberland Valley Insurance in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1973.

Over the years, he and his wife were members of Waynesboro, PGA, and Fountain Head Country Clubs. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

Mel was an avid golfer and loved traveling, spending a lot of time in Florida.

Mel is survived by his wife Nola Harnish, and two children: Douglas (Danette) Harnish and Pamela (Andrew) Clemmer. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Jacob, Avery, Jeremiah, Neryse and Joshua, as well as his siblings Joseph E. Harnish of Arizona and Merle D. Harnish of South Carolina.

A celebration of life for Mel will be held at a later date.

Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Ltd., Chambersburg has been entrusted with his care.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.

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