Craig Harmon

November 12, 1955 ‒ June 17, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Craig Harmon, 63, of Candlewood Lake passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness.

He was born November 12, 1955 in Galion and was the son of George C. and Lee (Coryell) Harmon.

Craig is survived by his father, George Harmon of Candlewood Lake; brother Scott (Gayten) Harmon of Portola Valley, California; sisters Ann (Daniel) Tompkins of Lewiston, New York and Lynn (Jeff) Morton of Gahanna and five nieces and nephews, Kirsten Harmon, Jonathan Harmon, Elizabeth (Brent) Markham, Becca Morton and Andrew (Maci Monett) Morton.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Lee Harmon.

Please join the Harmon family of a memorial service for Craig from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Harmon Lodge located on Candlewood Lake, 7326 State Route 19, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338. There will be a reception at the Lodge following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent via US mail to George Harmon, 7326 State Route 19, Unit 5206 Mt. Gilead, Ohio  43338.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Craig Harmon, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • I am saddened by the passing of a classmate. Many fond memories of growing up together. Be free and fly high Craig. Prayers for your family and friends

  • Dear Harmon family, thinking of you at this difficult time and extending deepest sympathy.
    Rest in peace, Craig.
    Teri Covert Williams and the Covert Family

  • Dear Family,
    I am so grieved to hear of Craig’s passing. No words can express my sorrow for the loss of son, brother and uncle. And cousin.
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    Love to all,
    Sheryl Rogers

  • Thoughts and prayers for each of you during this time. May the healing hands of the Lord be with you and give you comfort and strength.

  • To the Harmon Family,
    We send our prayers to your family. I remember the Harmon Family from our time at First Presbyterian Church in Galion, Ohio. Craig was always kind with a great smile.
    Someone once told me that grieving is the price we pay for loving.
    Sending our sincere condolences,
    Dave and Vicki (Malone) Meek

  • Scott and family, we are so sorry to hear about your brother. Thinking of all of you.

  • May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

  • My condolences to the entire Harmon family. Many great memories growing up with Craig. May he rest in peace.

  • To Craig’s family — Scott and Gayten, Ann, Lynn and Jeff — I am so sorry to lose one of the best friends I ever knew. He was a friend to all. I was with him thru many of his early battles and really throughout most of it until late, until he chose not to share anymore. What a fight he fought, and he fought it to the end. Barbara Young

  • To the Harmon Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Craig.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • It was a joy to get to meet Craig and to be a caregiver of his. My deepest condolences to the family❤️

  • Godspeed my good friend. I am sure you have seen your Mother and met Abe and my dad by now and all the others who have gone before you. Prayers and peace for your dad, brother and sisters and everyone else who mourns his death. He was an exceptional person and I am glad and thankful to have been a part of his life. Rest easy in peace now.

  • My condolences to the Harmon’s on Craig’s passing. I have known Craig since we were classmates at his mother’s pre-school. He will be missed.

  • I was a college classmate, and fellow journalist, with Craig Harmon at Miami University in the 1970s. He was one of our amazing staff photographers when I was news editor and editor of The Miami Student, our college newspaper.

    I learned today through another Miami U. alum that Craig passed away, and I’m hoping you will pass along my sympathies and the thoughts and prayers of all of us who knew and worked with Craig, and called him our friend, during our time at Miami. I can’t figure out how to post a comment on his obituary, so I’m hoping you can pass along these thoughts to his family at his funeral service this weekend. I posted information about Craig on a Facebook group we have for alumni of The Miami Student newspaper, and several of Craig’s friends have passed along their memories and thoughts.

    Ralph Kisiel (editor 1977-78): “Craig told me about his cancer at the summer 2016 Student reunion at Miami. If I recall correctly, in his weakened state, his father had to drive him to the reunion. Craig must have put up a helluva fight in the next three years. Craig served as head photographer during my year as Student editor (1977-1978). Not only was Craig a superb photographer, he did a splendid job running the photography staff. I believe everyone on the Student staff held Craig in the highest regard. He was such an easy going guy, and a delight to have on the newspaper staff. We were reminiscing at the 2016 reunion and he thanked me for the opportunity to run the photography department that year. I said, no, thank you Craig for your professionalism and leadership during our 1977-78 newspaper stint. His passing makes me so sad.”

    Joy Resor (reporter): “Ralph, Thank you so much for sharing these words and sentiments about Craig. In the different roles I held on The Student, my interactions with him were always excellent beyond normal, student interactions. Thank you for reminding me of these Craig memories. My heart goes out to his family and all who loved him.”

    Paul Furiga (former news editor and writer): “Craig was always also a cool guy. Usually had a leather jacket on and was off to somewhere doing some very interesting photography that he would nonchalantly mention on the way out the door. Very approachable and also had that cache.”

    I know Craig had boxes and boxes of old copies of our newspaper, news clippings, photos and contact sheets. If the family is interested in donating them, I’m sure our alumni group would be honored to accept them in memory of Craig.

    Thanks again, and I hope you’re able to get this information to his family. Craig was a one-of-a-kind guy, an excellent photographer and a good friend. I’m so glad he and I had the chance to reconnect in 2016 during our first-ever reunion (and thanks to his dad for driving him to oxford…it meant a lot!), and we kept in touch through various phone calls and emails in the past year or so. He’ll be missed.

    Hugs to all the Harmons from Craig’s friends and colleages at The Miami Student.

    Sue MacDonald (editor ’76-’77)

  • Good evening,

    I was a college classmate, and fellow journalist, with Craig Harmon at Miami University in the 1970s. He was one of our amazing staff photographers when I was news editor and editor of The Miami Student, our college newspaper.

    I learned today through another Miami U. alum that Craig passed away, and I’m hoping you will pass along my sympathies and the thoughts and prayers of all of us who knew and worked with Craig, and called him our friend, during our time at Miami. I can’t figure out how to post a comment on his obituary, so I’m hoping you can pass along these thoughts to his family at his funeral service this weekend. I posted information about Craig on a Facebook group we have for alumni of The Miami Student newspaper, and several of Craig’s friends have passed along their memories and thoughts.

    Ralph Kisiel (editor 1977-78): “Craig told me about his cancer at the summer 2016 Student reunion at Miami. If I recall correctly, in his weakened state, his father had to drive him to the reunion. Craig must have put up a helluva fight in the next three years. Craig served as head photographer during my year as Student editor (1977-1978). Not only was Craig a superb photographer, he did a splendid job running the photography staff. I believe everyone on the Student staff held Craig in the highest regard. He was such an easy going guy, and a delight to have on the newspaper staff. We were reminiscing at the 2016 reunion and he thanked me for the opportunity to run the photography department that year. I said, no, thank you Craig for your professionalism and leadership during our 1977-78 newspaper stint. His passing makes me so sad.”

    Joy Resor (reporter): “Ralph, Thank you so much for sharing these words and sentiments about Craig. In the different roles I held on The Student, my interactions with him were always excellent beyond normal, student interactions. Thank you for reminding me of these Craig memories. My heart goes out to his family and all who loved him.”

    Paul Furiga (former news editor and writer): “Craig was always also a cool guy. Usually had a leather jacket on and was off to somewhere doing some very interesting photography that he would nonchalantly mention on the way out the door. Very approachable and also had that cache.”

    I know Craig had boxes and boxes of old copies of our newspaper, news clippings, photos and contact sheets. If the family is interested in donating them, I’m sure our alumni group would be honored to accept them in memory of Craig.

    Thanks again, and I hope you’re able to get this information to his family. Craig was a one-of-a-kind guy, an excellent photographer and a good friend. I’m so glad he and I had the chance to reconnect in 2016 during our first-ever reunion (and thanks to his dad for driving him to oxford…it meant a lot!), and we kept in touch through various phone calls and emails in the past year or so. He’ll be missed.

    Hugs to all the Harmons from Craig’s friends and colleages at The Miami Student.

    Sue MacDonald (editor ’76-’77)
    513-324-6277
    2910 Lucaya Street
    Miami, FL
    suemac5555@gmail.com