Harold L. “Rootie” Root

Sep 18 1926
Dec 26 2021
95 Years

Harold L. “Rootie” Root, 95, of Coatesville passed away at his home on Sunday, December 26, 2021. Born in Honey Brook, he was the son the late Verna (Lewis) Root and Charles Root. He was the beloved husband of Patricia E. Root with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.

Rootie loved country music, has traveled with his wife Pat through all of the United States except for Alaska. Also, loved Motorcycle racing and loved going fast on his own Motorcycles. Rootie was an East Coast racer and champion in the 1950’s. Rootie also, enjoyed showing his Ford Street Rod truck as shows all over the East Coast. He was loved by so many people, and enjoyed talking with them as much as meeting new people. Rootie has many street rod trophies that he loves to show people and tell them where he won them.

Rootie was also an avid hunter. He has many trophies on his walls from West PA, Montana, and Wyoming. He was a bowhunter, rifle, and marksman for Turkey hunts, he also has a number of awards from Atglen Sportsman club and a variety of other ranges with shooting Silhouettes. He loved coloring books as a pass time.

He honorably served our nation in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was recently recognized for his service by the Blankets of Honor Organization.  He was a member of a variety of organizations including; a lifetime member of the AMA, NRA, West End Fire Company, Wagontown Fire Company, West Caln Sportsman Club, Atglen Sportsman Club, CKRBA, Street Rods, Retreads Motorcycle Club, and NSRA Street Rods.
In addition to his wife Rootie is survived by his children; Robin Kurtz and husband Michael of Tennessee, David Miller and wife Donna of Kauai, and Dennis Miller and his fiancé Lisa of Quarryville, PA. Additionally, he is survived by 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 PM from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, 19365 on Monday, January 3, 2022. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation period taking place from 1:30 PM until the start of the service. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Donations can be made in Rootie's honor to the:

Atglen Sportsman Club 

Address: 82 Creek Rd, Christiana, PA 17509

Phone(610) 593-6096




Service Date: 
Jan 3 2022 - 3:30pm
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, 19365


Pat and family… so sorry for your loss. Rootie was such a great guy. Always will remember his crazy “horse nah” horn on his car. We will miss you at mom and dads (Joe and Kathy Prekup) Rod picnic. May he Rest In Peace 

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Sincerely sorry to hear of uncle roots passing.
He and libby( his first wife) were so aweso e to me and my daughter.( uncle root gave her a" good deal" on her first car!
And was always there for us.
Pat i am sorry for your loss .
Uncle root was an awesome man!!

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Pat so sorry for your lost. We will miss Rootie.Our prayers 🙏 🙏 are with you and family. God Bless Rootie. Such a nice man

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Uncle Root had a long life filled with many experiences. I will always remember trips to the mountains with he and my godmother, Libby Root. I can still picture him wearing a hair net making hurka and kielbasa at St. Mary's on Gap Rd. He was certainly one of a kind and no one else can take his place. I am honored to have known him and been part of his life for 59 years. I will truly miss him.

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With heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Rootie,  May the love, prayers and support of your family and friends bring you comfort during this most difficult times.

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