Harold Eugene Longshore

September 28, 1937 ‒ June 02, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Harold E. Longshore, age 83 of Delaware passed away Wednesday morning, June 2, 2021, at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus.

He was born on September 28, 1937, in Richwood, Ohio to the late Perry E. and June (Herriman) Longshore.  A graduate of Hardin Northern High School, he began working as a carpenter in the 8th grade, the trade from which he retired. Harold had also worked as a telegraph operator for the railroad, just out of high school.

Harold enjoyed camping, attending flea markets and craft shows.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years Patricia Ann (Hawk), children: Cheryl Wampler, Linda Johnson, Gary, David, and Harold Longshore Jr., grandchildren: Chris and Chad Wampler, Jason, Joey, and Stevie Johnson, Corey and Tory Longshore, sisters: Barbara Miller and Jeanie Hildreth.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two infant brothers and sister Nancy Youkam.

Services will be observed privately by his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

  • I am saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was always good to me, the 1st time I met him was Christmas Eve 1986. Jr introduced me to the whole family that night. Harold had made these popcorn kernels and offered me some. He realized I liked then, so every time he knew I was coming he would make me a batch. I’m just so sorry, my love, thoughts and prayers to each and every one of you.

  • To The Longshore Family:
    It was in 1987 that I first met Harold when he came to work with me at what is now Benchmark Woodworks Co. I spent a lot of time with him over the many years that we worked together up until the time he retired. Harold was a valued member of the Benchmark team. I could always count on him to be present and carry out his duties in an organized and thorough manner. He was a tough old guy with that old-school work ethic that has become rare in this day. He worked in our shop for a few years and then in our office for many more doing job estimating and purchasing or whatever was needed. I never had to worry about his work getting done, he was one to take ownership of his responsibilities. A stickler for details, he would know if a pencil was out of place in his work area! I learned a lot from him in our years together and I am honored to have known and worked with him. Co-workers and sales reps that came to the shop thought very highly of Harold and those that knew him then still ask about him when they stop in. Since his retirement he would stop at the shop from time to time to inspect and catch up and we always enjoyed his visits. Never one to sit around idle, he would get me up to speed about what he had been doing, telling me about whatever job he was currently working at or what Pat, his family, and grandkids (of whom he was very proud!) had been up to. Last fall one day he called me on the phone to chat and told me “Well, I’m a farmer now!”. He went on to describe his new job working for a local dairy farmer and told me how much he enjoyed it. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that he was working for the Thurston family who I have known most of my life! How he loved being involved at the farm, and he said repeatedly how much he enjoyed working with the various family members. I last saw him a couple of months ago and he was looking forward to spring farming work. I believe he had found his dream job! I was very sorry to hear of his passing. I will miss him and his visits to my office. I extend my sincere condolences to Pat and the entire family.
    Dan Witt, Benchmark Woodworks Co.

  • Thoughts and prayers out to Pat and the family, was so blessed to know Harold, and be his neighbor, he will be sadly missed by everyone. Marsha, Roy and Toby Plymale

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