Jon Tod Harmon

November 3, 1970 - November 4, 2021
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Jon T. Harmon, 51, of New Philadelphia, went home to his heavenly father on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland, from complications of COVID.

After numerous trips to the ER and three negative COVID tests, he knew “something was wrong”. He was not against the vaccine, but was leery of it…

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Jon T. Harmon, 51, of New Philadelphia, went home to his heavenly father on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Cleveland Clinic at Cleveland, from complications of COVID.

After numerous trips to the ER and three negative COVID tests, he knew “something was wrong”. He was not against the vaccine, but was leery of its unknowns and it was only after his fourth test, that proved to be positive and ultimately cost him his life.

He was a graduate of Dover High School and Buckeye JVS. It is here where he found his true calling, carpentry. He always said, “if it was good enough of a trade for Jesus, it was surely good enough for him.” He was self-employed for the majority of his adult life having designed and built many homes, garages and additions in the area. He always said, “the worst parts of being self-employed were chasing people to pay him and someone always wanting some part of the job for free.” So, he decided to change paths and went to work for TyMac of Strasburg (FedEx) where he earned the name “Big Dog.”

Jon loved to travel and eat good seafood. He really enjoyed his wife’s prime rib, his mother-in-law’s hamburger gravy and his father-in law’s deep fried pork chops. He enjoyed NASCAR and had participated in the “Richard Petty School of Driving”, twice.

Having a deep faith and a strong belief in tithing, he always said, “it’s about having a relationship with Jesus Christ and not about religion.” Jon was a Salt of the Covenant partner, a member of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas and a member of Jerusalem Church at New Philadelphia. Jon and his wife, Dianna, were both strong supporters of Christians for Israel.

On December 28, 1996, Jon married his wife, Dianna (Renner) Harmon. They met on a blind date and two weeks later, he asked her to marry him. Also surviving is his mother-in-law, Janet Renner and his yellow lab, Reese.

Jon was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Marvin Renner and his two yellow labs, Penny and Pebbles.

In keeping with his wishes, a private family graveside service is to be held in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.

The family requests, that to honor Jon’s life, please direct donations to Sanctuary of Hope, P.O. Box 659240, San Antonio, TX 78265-5149.

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Born: November 3, 1970
Died: November 4, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Annette Ruth posted on 11/16/21

I am so sorry to hear of Jon’s passing. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your mom. May you find comfort in Jon’s memories.

 

Jim & Deb Collins posted on 11/10/21

Our deepest sympathies Dianna,our hearts are aching for you. Thoughts & Prayers for you and family. ??

 

Deb Zinn posted on 11/10/21

Dianna, words cannot express well enough the sadness I feel. I am so very sorry.

 

Deb Zinn posted on 11/10/21

Dianna, I am so very sorry. Praying for you daily.

 

Troy McMillan posted on 11/8/21

Dianna, sorry to hear about Jon, my condolences and prayers.

 

Marlene Scott posted on 11/8/21

Dianna and Jan: We were very saddened to read of the death of your beloved Jon. We pray that the Lord will wrap his loving arms around you and give you abundant comfort and peace. Our sympathy to both of you. Mike and Marlene Scott

 

Shauna and Rob Burkhard posted on 11/7/21

Thinking of you both Diana and Jan. Jon was such a hardworking family man. Sending our deepest sympathies.

 

Tammie Beaber posted on 11/7/21

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your husband. You are in my thoughts.

 

Cecily Fincher posted on 11/7/21

Diana, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Having lost my husband almost a year ago, I am sincerely sorry for your loss of Jon and I pray for peace and comfort and understanding that you can only get from God!! Blessings and my sincere condolences.

 

Michelle Mizer posted on 11/7/21

So sorry for your loss,

 

Dan Guinn posted on 11/6/21

I am so sorry to hear about Jon’s passing. I am going to miss our long phone conversations about legal matters and the law as well as his opinions on things.

 

Trudy Hobart posted on 11/6/21

Prayers love and hugs Diana! So sorry.

 

Joyce Stephan posted on 11/5/21

Dianna I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.?

 

Jan Howard posted on 11/5/21

Dianna, So sorry to hear about Jon. Prayers to all his family. God Bless

 

Patty Cotteran posted on 11/5/21

So sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers...Terry and Patty Cotterman

 

Mary Ruth Gintz posted on 11/5/21

Dear Dianna, we are so very sorry for the passing of your husband. Sending our love, friendship,& deepest sympathy ???

 

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