Harold J. Ault

April 22, 1929 ‒ November 18, 2014

Sunbury, Ohio

Harold J. Ault, age 85 of Sunbury, died Tuesday morning November 18, 2014 at Countryview of Sunbury.

He was born in Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio the oldest of 6 children to the late Harold S. and Ruth E. (Schisler) Ault. He was a graduate of Dalton High School and Wooster University. He was a retired accountant working for Delaware Landmark for 28 years and Robert Searles and Associates for 10 years. Member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church, Sunbury Lions for 56 years, Sparrow Lodge No. 400 for 52 years, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine, Columbia Chapter OES Chapter No. 33, Delaware County School Board for 12 years, Charter Member of the Delaware County Vocational School, Delaware County Farm Bureau, Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Harold enjoyed jigsaw puzzles with 10 of them hanging on the walls at his home 2 of them being 2000 piece puzzles and he made the frames for them, working on his antique Oliver Model 60,riding on his John Deere tractor, building a grandfather clock that graces the fireplace room in his home. For many years Harold would buy gala apples form Buckingham Orchard and slice them up to dry them and then take them to Florida to enjoy during the winter. Harold was thrifty and worked hard throughout his life to maintain a comfortable lifestyle and to enjoy traveling to many areas of our world. The winter of 1993 was especially trying for him as his mother passed away and on the way home from Florida the transmission went out and they had to travel at 20 miles an hour up Route 3 to Orville. At his mothers funeral the weather turned bad and they had to delay the burial due to the grave having been dug incorrectly at the cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Rosella (Main) Ault and they were married March 22, 1959 in Sunbury; daughter: Mary (Thomas) Hickson of Palmetto, Fl.; granddaughter: Melody (John) Huff; great grandchildren: Brittany, Brandon, Zachary Hughes; sisters: June Ward of Albian, PA., Pat (Dick) Quinn of Sun Lake Az.

Preceded in death by brothers; Melvin and Lloyd; sister Pearl .

Friends may call Thursday Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Masonic Service at 7 p.m., services will be held Friday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Marlborough Cemetery. A luncheon will be served following the interment at the Sunbury United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, PO Box 424, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Rosella & Mary
    We are so sorry for your loss. Harold was a sweet quiet man who we dearly loved. Out thought and prayers go out to you in your time of need. If you need anything please feel free to call us.
    Steve and Debra Morgenstern

  • Rosella and Mary,

    Jerry nd I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Know we keep you in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. If you need anything, give us a call.

    We love you,
    Rita and Jerry

  • Rosella and Mary,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. My prayers are with you.

    Debi L. Heyder Polin

  • Rosella, I am so sorry to hear of Harold passing away. It is Friday night and I am just reading about it. He was a sweet but quite man and I always enjoyed visiting with him at Chapter meeting nights. You have my deepest sympathy.
    Joan Adkins

  • Rosella and Mary,
    We have nice memories of Harold at Lions Club, at church, and all the times over the many years we have had the pleasure of knowing him. We send our sympathy.

  • Aunt Rosella and family, very sory for your loss. May God help you through this difficult time. God bless. Jason Ault.

  • Rosella, I am so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mary. Harold was such a sweet, quiet man, and I’ll always remember his kindness and grace at daddy’s Masonic service! God bless!