GARY A. HARBISON
Gary A. Harbison, 69, of Piqua, died at 2:00 pm Friday
October 7, 2016 at the Ohio State University Ross Heart
Hospital. He was born February 23, 1947 in Upper Sandusky to
the late Everett and Marcella (DeVene) Harbison. He married
Linda Runser July 18, 1969 in Kenton and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Jason (Antrina) Harbison of
Bowling Green, Kentucky; a daughter, Sarah Harbison of
Sidney; two grandchildren, Mackenzie Harbison, Claire
Wiseman; and a sister Kay (Edwin) Steiner of Kenton. He was
preceded in death by a brother, Warren Harbison; and a
sister Linda Huffman.
Mr. Harbison was a 1965 graduate of Kenton High School and a
1969 graduate of Ohio Northern University. He continued his
education by graduating from Wright State University in 1976
with a Masters Degree in Education and administration. He
worked as an educator at Piqua High School teaching
government and economics. He then went on to work as the
curriculum director of Shelby County Schools and retired as
the Assistant Superintendent in 2000. He was a very active
member at Greene Street United Methodist Church helping with
their food pantry and was the financial head of the capital
fund drive. He spent time on the chaplaincy board at
Copeland Corp. and was the head of Academia in Sidney. He
also enjoyed fly fishing for trout in Montana. He was an
extremely skilled woodworker making everything from
furniture to grandfather clocks and was involved in the
Dayton Woodworkers Association.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10 am Saturday
October 15, 2016 at Greene Street United Methodist Church
with Rev. Kenneth Stewart officiating. Funeral arrangements
are being provided to the family through the Jamieson &
Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to
Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St.
Piqua, OH 45356 or Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital
452 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210. Guestbook condolences
and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family,
may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.