Harold J. Eager, a lifelong newsman and the retired editor of Lancaster’s former Sunday News whose weekly column took a light look at life’s foibles, died early Sunday, two days after turning 97, his family said.
Before becoming Sunday News editor in 1966, Eager rose through the ranks at Lancaster Newspapers, having started in 1937 at the morning Intelligencer Journal as a copy boy and police reporter. He retired Feb. 1, 1984.
Formerly of Ephrata and Manheim Township, Eager died of natural causes at Moravian Manor in Lititz, where he lived for six and a half years.