Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bob T. Harshman (February 20, 2011)

Bob T. Harshman, 83, of Union City, OH passed away Sunday evening, February 20, 2011 at Union City Care Center of Union City OH. He was born March 6, 1927 in Union City, OH the son of Omar Thelbert and Helen Gladden (Haley) Harshman. He attended Union City Eastside and Wayne High School. He honorably served during WW II in the Army Air Force, later called the United States Air Force.

After returning from overseas, he married, Mary Belle Griffith. Together they had three sons, Robert (Rusty), Timothy and Michael. After 52 years of marriage, Mary Belle died in the year of 2000.

Bob retired from Union City Body Company as a supervisor in the metal room. Over the years he was involved in many community projects and services, including serving on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Improvement Council and as a volunteer Medical Technician with the Union City, OH Fire Department.

He was a member of the Union City American Legion Post 158; BPO Elks Lodge #1534 of Union City, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2790 of Union City; La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (40&8); Knights of Columbus Council #983; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Father John Bouvier Assembly of Tipton, IN; the Air Force Association; Bi State Wood Carvers; and Brukner Nature Carvers of Troy, OH. He was also a person that was interested in the environment. He was active with the Sierra Club, Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.

He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Robert (Rusty) Harshman (wife, Patricia), Tim Harshman (wife, Tracy) and Mike Harshman (wife, Brenda); a brother, Richard “Pappy” Harshman of Union City; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Friday, February 25, 2011 at St. Mary’s Church of Union City, IN. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery of Union City, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 5 - 8 pm Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Fraze-Brooks Memorial Chapel of Union City, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union City, OH Fire Department or St Mary’s Church of Union City. Online condolences may be expressed at