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Councilman to be remembered at reception

Members of the community are invited to share their memories of the late Councilman Warren Harhay during an informal reception his family is hosting Sunday, Dec. 8, afternoon.

“Our family is thinking of it as the last Coffee with the Councilman,” said his widow, Marcia Harhay.

At the time of his death in October, she said his Saturday coffees were one of his favorite parts of being a councilman.

The reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the Elaine K. Smith Building, 700 Wyoming St.

Marcia Harhay said people are welcome to share their memories of Warren Harhay.

The family also plans to share pictures and mementos from his life.

“He did a lot in 76 years,” she said.

Warren Harhay started and sold several successful businesses and was also an avid motorcycle rider.

She said the reception is informal and people may come and go as their schedules permit. There will be no memorial service or presentation.

“We wanted people to come together,” Marcia Harhay said.

Warren Harhay died Oct. 22 after a lengthy illness. Despite being a patient at a specialty hospital, he remained dedicated to his role as a councilman, attending meetings by teleconference for nearly six months.

He was elected to the City Council in June 2017 and ran for mayor earlier this year.

Warren Harhay was a 37-year resident of Boulder City and a past president of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary club. Additionally, he was involved with the Romeos, the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce and the American Radio Relay League.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by sons Matthew, Marshall and Mitchell; grandchildren Annison, Andy, Lilly and Brad; sister Janice Green, of Maryland; and brother Darrell Kolach, of Ohio.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

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