Donald Harper

October 1, 1958 - February 9, 2002
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Donald E. “Don” Harper, 43, of New Philadelphia (Goshen), died sometime in December, 2001. His body was found February 9, 2002.Born Oct. 1, 1958, in Dover, he was a son of JoAnn Hahn Harper Henry of Tucson, AZ, and the late Donald Roscoe Harper. Don was a 1977 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. And was a drille…

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Donald E. “Don” Harper, 43, of New Philadelphia (Goshen), died sometime in December, 2001. His body was found February 9, 2002.Born Oct. 1, 1958, in Dover, he was a son of JoAnn Hahn Harper Henry of Tucson, AZ, and the late Donald Roscoe Harper. Don was a 1977 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. And was a driller, a “roughneck,” for the union Drilling Co. of Pennsylvania. His job took him all over the United States.Don enjoyed woodworking and reading. He also liked to do mechanical work on automobiles.Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Blackwell Harper, whom he married Nov. 23, 1980; a daughter, Amanda Marie Harper of Ragersville; two sons, Jason Donald Harper and Travis Matthew Harper, both of New Philadelphia; a granddaughter, Trinity Elizabeth Geltz; a brother, Ronald W. Harper of Dennison; several half-sisters and half-brothers; many nieces and nephews.In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Hanlon.A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at 4 p.m., in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, with Rev. Brian G. Flood, pastor of Faith Christian Church, New Philadelphia, officiating Visitation will be Saturday, 3-4 p.m., in the funeral home.

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Born: October 1, 1958
Died: February 9, 2002

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Jo Ann Henry posted on 2/14/02

We are all in shock and hurting with mixed emotions, but for whatever reason that God has allowed this and he can turn it into good. Who so ever calls upone the name of the Lord shall be saved. I just read a sign Feb. is the love or reading month. Every month the love of reading for Donald. Jesus Loves You, and will give you peace, joy and happiness. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

 

Lloyd Hanlon & deloris Hanlon posted on 2/13/02

we have only met once. but you and your sister will be rembered always because you are with the lord now.

 

Ron & Yvette Harper & family posted on 2/13/02

It is with deepest regret that we send our condolences. My brother lived a tormented life, one that now has no second chances. We can only hope that someone will see the pain caused by the many years of drinking and abuse done by two people. It is now time to look at this tragedy and change the ways in which one lives. I will miss my brother dearly, I hope all the others close to him will feel the same. He truly wanted to attain many goals but with the absence of God, love, hope, and joy, these goals became impossible. Do not let this tragedy go on in vain, honor my brothers death and reach for the goals he could not. I love you brother and will miss you deeply, I hope you found the peace before you left.

 

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