I have found the obituary for his wife
Mae Alice Harnit: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Olympian, The (WA) - Thursday, March 3, 2005
Deceased Name: Mae Alice Harnit
Olympia WA United States
Mae, 91, passed away in Olympia on February 28, 2005. Mae was born on June 30, 1913 in Lomond, Alberta, Canada to Myron Albert and Mary Alice (Boyes) Gage. The family moved to the Olympia-Tumwater area in 1925. She graduated from Olympia High School in the Class of 1933. Mae worked as a bookkeeper for the A.G. Schaefer Dodge-Plymouth Dealership in Olympia for many years. She enjoyed making crafts, leather-working, and porcelain/china painting, among many other things. In 1971 she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Dale Harnit, who had been a volunteer firefighter in Tumwater. She is survived by her sister, Ida Gage Baker, of Johnson City, Tennessee; nieces, Annette Thorpe, of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Donna Russell, of Livingston, Texas; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Burial will be held at the Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater on Friday, March 4, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are by Mills & Mills Funeral Home.