March 17, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/20/2008 17:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/21/2008 14:00:00
ROBERT MARTIN HARWOOD
November 16, 1919 – March 17, 2008
SANDUSKY — Robert M. Harwood, age 88, a long-time resident of Willard, died March 17, 2008, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born November 16, 1919, in Keyser, West Virginia, the only child of the late Robert and Evelyn (Martin) Harwood.
His father and grandfather worked for the B&O Railroad and he moved with his family to Willard when he was four years old. He was a 1938 graduate of Willard High School.
He served as a sergeant with the U. S. Army in Europe during World War II and joined Willard United Bank upon his discharge in 1946. He spent his entire career at the bank and was president when he retired.
He was a graduate of Tiffin University, a member of the Ohio Bankers Association, a 32nd degree Mason, and a long-time member of the Willard Country Club and the First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 60 years, Alli H. (Ojanen) Harwood, who died April 14, 2004.
He is survived by three sons, Robert (Karolyn) Harwood, of Woodbridge, CT., David (Deborah) Harwood, of Willard, and James (Patti) Harwood, of Clarksville, TN; one daughter, Pamela J. (Thomas) Snyder of Marion, OH; nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Thursday, March 20, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 21, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ken Gifford officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Mercy Hospital of Willard. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
My sincere sympathy. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
David, we were sorry to hear of your sad loss. David and I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad whenever we stayed in Willard. My mother was so glad to have them as her next door neighbor, and she especially enjoyed their little dog. Bob was such a nice, kind, man and I know you will miss him greatly. We send our deepest sympathy to you all. Susan Tissue
Dave I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. You and your family are in my preyers. We are never ready for this and we really never get over it. I am sure you have alot of memories to look back on, enjoy the memories and cherish the years that we were allowed to have with our beloved parents. Take care and Gos Bless Susan
Dave I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. You and your family are in my preyers. We are never ready for this and we really never get over it. I am sure you have alot of memories to look back on, enjoy the memories and cherish the years that we were allowed to have with our beloved parents. Take care and God bless Susan
David, Even though we didn’t know your Dad our hearts and prayers go out to you. You have been so compassionate with our family and now we understand what a loving family you have.
Dear David, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. When I called you that nite to tell you he called me looking for his wife, I wasn’t complaining. Just concerned. He was such a dear guy, as was your mom a dear lady. Dad always waved as we passed, while he was walking his dog. We miss him in our little community. Life goes on, but we will not forget him, Sincerely, Marilyn Van Loo
David, Harriet and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I worked at the bank with Bob after high school and have one very vivid memory of him spending a couple of hours helping me find a mistake that I made while I was a teller. He was always gracious and patient with me as I learned the banking business. I will miss visiting with him during my visits back to Willard. Blessings.
Bob was an absolute joy to take care of at Hillside Acres he always knew what to say to make me laugh. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time you are in my thoughts and prayers.
We knew Bob best through the banking community. He was such a well regarded gentleman. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
I am so sorry to read of your father’s passing away. No one can replace your father and we were both blessed with wonderful parents. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I am unable to attend the viewing or funeral as I am working in Tennessee and will not be home until this Saturday. I know God will keep you through this sad time. Margo
I was so sorry to hear about your dad passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that I am so far away that I can not attend the viewing and funeral.
May God hold you in the palm of his hands and guide you through these times.