David Elmer Harmon
David Elmer Harmon, Jr., 81, of New Concord, Ohio, passed away at home on the 23rd of April, 2014. He was born Aug. 12, 1932 in Kittanning, Pa., to the late David Elmer Harmon, Sr., and Martha Harmon.
Dave is survived by his wife, Paula Yonker Harmon of 53 years; and their children David “Michael” Harmon (New Concord), Sabrina and Jim Webster (Marietta, Ga.), John and Traci Harmon (Plain City, Ohio), Patrick and Lucy Harmon (Guam), Paul Charles Harmon and Belinda Barron (Cambridge), and Robert Harmon (New Concord). Dave also leaves 10 grandchildren; and brothers, Nathan Harmon, Kieth Harmon; and a sister, Ann Goodgasell.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Harmon; sister, Martha “Jane” Harmon; and grandson, David Russell Harmon.
Dave’s accolades are many and prestigious. He graduated from Marietta College in 1954, and while there obtained an AB in geology. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, serving as chapter treasurer, elected to Beta Beta Beta for biology honors, and was a historian and vice president of the senior class. He was also a coxswain for the JV crew team and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. After college, Dave served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborn Division, in the Corp of Engineers Division. Recently, Dave was inducted into the Marietta College Geology/Petroleum Engineering Hall of Fame.
Dave was active in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Certified Past President, Eastern Section; American Institute of Professional Geologists, certified; Past President Ohio Chapter; Society of Petroleum Engineers, Life Member; Presently Board of Directors, Ohio Sec.; Pgrm CHM; Geology Society of America, Senior Fellow; Ohio Geological Society; Honorary Life Member, Knights of Columbus, both 3rd and 4th Degree.
Dave has spent over 50 successful years in the oil, gas, and mineral exploration industry and was currently co-founder and partner of Presidential Oil & Gas, LLC. Besides his energy at work, Dave was also an outgoing active and strong supporter of the local Arts, his children’s local school districts, and his college alma mater where he served on the board of directors for the Marietta College Alumni Association.
Dave will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, and relatives. He was a devoted husband, a giving father, and a friend to all he met. Calling hours and services will be kept private, with a later date to be announced for reflection at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church in Zanesville, Ohio. Notes of condolences may be sent to the family through Farus Funeral Home at www.farusfh.com.