Deborah L. Harter

November 24, 1951 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 69)


Deborah L. Harter of Washington, passed away in her home on Sunday April 11, 2021. 

She was born November 24, 1951, the daughter of the late Herbert and Helen D. Yaros (Guidas) Dollish. 

She is survived by her husband John W. Harter with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage January 16. Also surviving is son Jon C. Harter (Sarah) of Washington; one grandson Westley Jensen Harter; a brother Dennis H. Dollish (Kathe) of Tucson, AZ; a niece Hannah Katherine Dollish, a cousin Janet Carey; second Cousin Gregg Carey (Kim) and two great cousins Rhiannon Michaels (David) and Jennifer DiNardo (Dillan).

One of her favorite things to do was to spoil her grandson Westley, and simply be a grandmother. 

Debbie loved to cook, hosting holiday dinners, discover recipes and going shopping. She enjoyed trips with her cousin Janet to many countries in Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and many destinations within the United States with her many friends.


Debbie was a graduate of Washington High School class of 1969. She was employed by Drankenfield, Joy Manufacturing, and also as the Secretary at St. Hilary School.  She enjoyed politics, and was past president of Washington County Democratic Women, and served as Jury Commissioner Assistant at Washington County Courthouse.  Most recently she was the Office Manager at SWPA Environmental Health Project.


Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday April 16, 2021 in Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home at 1290 Jefferson Avenue in Washington.  A Blessing service will be held in private with Father Carmen D’Amico officiating.    


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April 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home
1290 Jefferson Ave.
Washington, PA 15301

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