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Harold Cheney “Hal” Parish
Harold Cheney “Hal” ParishCrossHarold Cheney “Hal” Parish, 76 of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday evening, June 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 8, 1939 in Marion to the late Wilbur and Cleo (Cheney) Parish.  He was also predeceased by one brother, Eugene “Gene” Parish and one sister, Elizabeth Ann Neumann.

On September 24, 1959 at the Essex United Methodist Church he married his high school sweetheart, Elma Tanner and she survives.

Hal was raised in Richwood and in his early years worked on the family farm.  After graduating from Richwood High School in 1957 he attended The Ohio State University, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and specializing in Cryogenics.

After working with NASA in Cleveland, he earned his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University.  He raised his family in Upper Arlington and then Dublin, where he remained until he retired in 1995 from C. V. I. and moved back to Richwood.  Even during his 'retirement' years, he worked as an engineering consultant designing cryogenic heat exchangers.

Hal truly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and friends. He attended many, many graduations, baptisms, birthdays, and school events.  He had a passion for church and Bible study and served in various capacities at the First Baptist Church in Richwood, where he and Elma were former members, as well as Marion Grace where they are currently members.  He enjoyed visiting with the residents of DeWolfe Place in Marion.

He is survived by his wife, Elma Parish, Richwood; daughter, Cheryl Launer, Columbus and her children, Natalie and Nathan Launer; sons, James C. (Estela) Parish, Delaware and their children, Dahkota, Ileana, Luke, Isabela and Catherine Parish;  Brent E. (Brenda) Parish, Brookfield, Massachusetts and their children, Emily and Alec Parish, Justine (Matt) Isakson, Caity, Amanda and Julia McElroy; grandchildren, Leigh Anne and Joel Diener, children of Amy Diener; his “adopted” children, Jerry and Cathey Bentley, Hoosick Falls, New York; former son-in-law, Jack Launer, Columbus; sister-in-law, Harriet “Dinnie” Parish, Concord, Massachusetts; brother-in-law, Bruce (Patricia) Neumann, Pasadena, Maryland.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastors John Jones and Jerry Bentley officiating.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH 43040 and Marion Grace, 2813 Gooding Rd, Marion, OH 43302.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Linda Raupp
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 11:37 PM

Sorry for your loss. Hal was a great guy and I am pleased to have gotten to know him. Prayers and God Bless you, your family and friends!

#2 from: Carl & Kay Wood
Lambertville, MI
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 7:03 PM

Elma, Kay and I are really saddened to learn of Heralds passing. We had no idea that he was sick.   We have lost a truly wonderful man and friend. We will see you on Thursday. Kay and Carl

#3 from: Lauren Valentino
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Every time I saw Hal, he always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. I remember him as always being kind and loving. We may be one family member short, but Heaven just became an even brighter and warmer place.

#4 from: Michael Kingery
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Your father sounds like an interesting, wonderful man. Sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


#5 from: Mike and Karen Thompson
Hocking Hills
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Harold was a member of the class of 57 along with his wife Elma.Have many good memories of Harold.A great classmate Mike and Karen Thompson

#6 from: Mike and Karen Thompson
Hocking Hills
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Harold was a member of the class of 57 along with his wife Elma.Have many good memories of Harold.A great classmate Mike and Karen Thompson

#7 from: RONA PENIX
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you Elma and your family.WE ARE THERE for you .

#8 from: Pam and Barry Lyons
Delaware, Ohio
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 9:03 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.  Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

#9 from: John & Kay Coder
Marion Ohio
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 10:23 PM

Elma and Family we are so sorry for the loss of Harold .Prayer be with you all.

John and Kay Coder

#10 from: Harlan & Karen Hoyt
Westerville, Ohio
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:27 AM

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Hal. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Love in Christ,
Harlan & Karen Hoyt

#11 from: Jackie Brogna
Sturbridge, MA
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Brent, Brenda and family,

My deepest condolences on your loss. May your many wonderful memories help you through this most difficult time.  Sending lots of love.


#12 from: Bruce and Patti Neumann
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Elma and family, I so wanted to be there but physical problems keep me home. I have loved the whole Parish clan since I first met them in the late 60's.Know that I love you all.Enjoyed talking about our Savior with you. Such a sweet spirit.

#13 from: Pam Mathys
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss Elma Jane  !! My heart goes out to you an ur family!!

#14 from: Brenda
New Mexico
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Mr. Parish will forever be Mr. Parish to me. A kind soul who opened his home to many - including our Camp Fire Troup on endless occassions. Brenda (Myers) Renshaw

#15 from: John Saniel-Banrey
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 9:25 PM

Our sympathies to your family from ours during this time.  Our prayers are with you.

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