Bill Merritt Funeral Service

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Robert "Bob" "Hair" Thomas Harrington

December 5, 1944May 4, 2020

Robert “Bob” “Hair” Thomas Harrington, 75, of Oklahoma City, OK passed away on May 4, 2020. He was born on December 5, 1944, in Adrian, Michigan to Joseph and Mary Harrington. Robert graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He was married to Janice in 1966. Robert worked for Brunswick Bowling Division most of his life including Coronado Lanes in OKC, OK, Hollywood Legion in Hollywood, CA, Deerfield Lanes in Deerfield, IL and Three Flags Over Norman in Norman, OK. He retired from Sodexo Food Service of Putnam City Schools in 2006. Robert is survived by his wife, Janice of Oklahoma City, OK, daughter, Stacy Harrington of Oklahoma City, and son Joseph Harrington and wife Kody of Norman, OK. He had six grandchildren, Abby, Presley, Boston, Makenzie, Dylan and Ryan. Sister, Kay Mullins of Choctaw, OK, brother, James Harrington of Duncanville, TX and brother, Patrick Harrington of Michigan and their families. He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph and mother Mary Harrington. Robert was an avid bowler most of his life with 289 and 300 games. He became ill on December 22, 2019, and spent 4 1/2 months in the hospital until his death on May 4, 2020. There will not be any services per Bob's request. The family requests that donations be made in Bob’s name to the Veteran’s Administration. https://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/


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Robert "Bob" "Hair" Thomas Harrington

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Audrey Antkowiak

May 15, 2020

I enjoyed working with Bob and remember a managers Christmas party when Gwen was the director and we were out with a group of managers having a few drinks before the party and he was ordering drinks and got the names mixed up and ordered a hairy neighbor and of course they did not know what he was talking about. We explained what the right name was and had a good laugh. Years later I had a party at my house and he brought a 4 pack and labeled them hair neighbors we all had a good laugh and I still have them to this day and think of him when I look at them. Bob may you rest in peace!!! ❤🤓

Kathleen Mullins

May 14, 2020

My earliest memory of Bob was probably the late 1960’s. He walked my sister and I to the park near his parents house. I remember him pushing us on the merry-go-round. I remember spinning fast and calling to go faster. Just one of the “snapshots” I carry with me of my sweet uncle.
I‘ll remember his kindest and his laugh. I’ll remember his voice and inflection as he’d call my Mom, “Sister“ (rarely by her name). I’ll remember the love he had for his family.
RIP: Uncle Bob


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