DR. ROY HARMON
After a long, fruitful and happy life, Dr. Roy Campbell Harmon, Jr. died peacefully Feb. 7, 2018, in his 92nd year at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople, where he made home in 2013 to be nearer to his children.
“Doc” Harmon, as he was universally known, loved his family, his patients and his hometown of Wheeling.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, John.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart, wife of almost 70 years, and long-time office manager, Mary Ellen Harmon; three children and their spouses (all of Pittsburgh), David (Susan), John (Anne) and June Navid (Forozan); eight grandchildren, Dave (Greta), Eric (Katie), Marjorie Weiner (Jared), Emily Weimer (Daniel), Roy, Walter, Nora and Sadie Navid; three great-grandchildren, Claire, Audrey and William (Katie and Eric’s children); and his older sister, Eleanor Bramer.
Born Sept. 26, 1926, and raised in Wheeling, he attended Triadelphia High School, West Liberty University, and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine.
He practiced podiatry and foot surgery in Wheeling and Waynesburg for over 60 years. When he finally retired at age 85 in 2011, it was carried on the front page of the Wheeling Sunday Newspaper.
Over the course of a long life, Dr. Harmon served his community in many ways, including (and most important to him): his country in the Army Air Corp in the waning days of World War II; his profession through his presidency of the West Virginia Podiatric Association; his beloved home town through the Wheeling Planning Commission; his beloved Oglebay through the Waltz Night Committee; his church (the former Edgwood, now Grace, Lutheran Church) as a councilman, call committee member and long-time usher; and his family through his strong work ethic, his endless generosity, and his loving and total support of all their endeavors.
A long-time and active member of the Wheeling Rotary Club, the Assembly, and the former Fort Henry Club, Dr. Harmon loved to laugh and socialize with others.
Dr. Harmon will be remembered for a ready smile, a quick wit, a genuinely kind and deep sense of humor and a reliably sweet disposition.
Even as dementia took its toll, he never failed to compliment and thank the staff at Passavant, to whom his family also expresses its profound gratitude for the staff’s loving care of their husband, father and grandfather.
Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Rd. at Bethany Pike, with services at Grace Lutheran Church, Ridgecrest Rd., Bethlehem, Wheeling, immediately following at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oglebay Foundation in care of Eriks Janelsins, 465 Lodge Dr., Wheeling, WV, 26003-1967.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.