August 30, 1926 ~ September 17, 2011
Jacqueline (Jean) Ann Harger
August 30, 1926 - September 17, 2011
Jean Harger was born on August 30, 1926 to Phillip and Jennie Liberto in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended local grade schools and graduated from Perry High School in 1944. Her mother was a seamstress who taught her daughters how to design and sew their own clothing. Jean even took millinery classes and made her own hats. Her dream was to go to New York City to become a dress designer. In the mean time, she worked as a secretary at a local insurance company in Pittsburgh. Jean loved to dance. In fact, her high school class named her a "real hep cat and the best dancer at Perry High School." She and her sister frequented a local dance hall on weekends and it was at one of these dances she met her future husband, Herbert L. Harger. They were married on September 11, 1950 and moved to California in 1951. They bought their first home in Manhattan Beach in October of 1951 where they resided happily together for 60 years and raised two sons, Robert and James. Jean's interests were gardening, sewing, cooking, and making a wonderful home for Herb and their children. She will be remembered for her warm and caring heart, her youthful laugh and her devotion to God and family above everything. Jean is preceded in death by her parents Phillip and Jennie Liberto, brothers Samuel, Nicholas and Richard, sister JoAnn Profet, as well as an infant son, Herbert Phillip. She is survived by her husband Herbert, sons Robert and James and their spouses Shannon and Lauren, and grandchildren Matthew, Sean, Megan and Cameron. A Rosary will be held at American Martyrs Church on Friday September 23rd at 7:30 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday September 24 at 9:00 am. A brunch reception will be held immediately following Mass. There will be a private burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.
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