Life Story / Obituary
Robert Ralph Harcus, age 89, passed away surrounded by his family Sunday, August 20, 2023. He was born in Racine, November 26, 1933, the 3rd of 9 and the last surviving child of the late Robert R. and Nettie (Nee: Grant) Harcus.
Robert graduated from Union Free High School “Class of 1954”. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 – 1956 stationed in Korea in 1954. On June 28, 1958, at St. Rose Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth J. Brudnicki. They were married for 52 years when Liz passed away August 8, 2010.
Bob was employed by Racine Hydraulics for 37 years from 1959 until his retirement at age 63 in 1997. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed a trip to the casino and shooting sports including shooting trap and bullseye pistol shooting. The past ten years he also learned to enjoy dancing with his “Almost wife” Mary Hay. Above all he treasured time spent with his family and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his children, Cheryl (Scott) Thomack of Leesburg, FL, Robert D. Harcus of Mount Pleasant; 3 grandchildren, Katie Thomack, Christopher (Lindsey) Thomack, Benjamin Harcus; great grandchildren, Cody Thomack, Alysia Thompson, and Taylor Thomack; in laws, Connie Harcus, Harold (Carol) Brudnicki; his dear companion of the past 10 years, Mary Hay; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his siblings, Doris (Russell) Walter, Irene (Vernon) Woodward, Luella (Nathan) Zeigler, Richard Harcus, Ray (Catherine) Harcus, Ruth (Richard) Ostranger, Russell (Catherine) Harcus, Joann (Eugene) Zimmerman.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, August 25, 2023, 11 am. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 9:30 am until 11 am. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mohamed Khalil and Nurse Alisha Neely for their loving and compassionate care.