Ronald F. Harber, 81, of Circleville, passed away on Feb. 26, 2016, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital following a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Eunice Harber; brother, William Harber; daughter, Ronda Harber; step-daughter, Joyce Gibson; and nephew, David Harber.
Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anna; son, Michael (Heather) Harber; daughter, Deborah (Jeff) See; five grandchildren, Krista (David) Mack, Taylor and Jordan Harber, Josh (Erica) Crager and Meagan Crager; great-grandsons, Alex and Caden Mack; brother, James (Rhea) Harber; nieces, Teresa Willis, Betty Jo (David) Whitaker, Paula (Terry) Johnston and Cherri Dunham; nephews, Doug (Fred) Harber, Cory Harber and Brock Dunham; and special friends, Shelby Fraley and Terry Lyons.
Ron graduated from Walnut Twp. High School in the class of 1951 at the age of 16. He worked for 35 years at GE, retiring in 1995. He previously worked for Albers Groceries and Super Duper.
Ron bowled in a GE league for many years, winning several trophies. He enjoyed going to the “Y” in Circleville and was a huge fan of OSU football.
Ron was a 32nd degree Mason, was a member of Pickaway Masonic Lodge #23, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shriners and Pickaway Shrine Club, where he was treasurer for many years. He was also treasurer for the Grigg Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships each spring to deserving students.
Ron was a member and former president of the Circleville Garden Club, a volunteer for Circle of Caring and attended The Brethren Church. Ron was well-liked and will be sadly missed by his many friends and family members.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Lonnie Potts officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214 or the charity of donor’s choice.
To send condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal