RIVER BEND | Cyril "Cy" Joseph Harant, 85, of River Bend, died Friday, October 14, 2016. Originally from Vandergrift, PA, he spent 4 years in the US Air Force. After the US Air Force, he attended Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Class of 1959. Upon graduation from college, he spent 30 years with the Federal Government, General Accounting Office in Washington D.C., living in Northern Virginia. Upon retirement he and his wife, Evelyn, moved to New Bern, North Carolina. He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, was a master gardener and an orchid hobbyist. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Karawsky Harant; son, Mark S. Harant and his wife Lisa, grandsons Stephen and Peter of Mechanicsville, VA; son, Lee D. Harant and his wife Karen, grandson Devon of Mount Pleasant, SC. A funeral mass will be held 1:00 PM Monday, October 17, 2016 at Saint Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery. A reception will be held in the atrium of the church after the burial. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be made to the Harant family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
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