Hal W. Hyrne
Hal W. Hyrne, age 87, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 31, 2022. His wife of 47 years, Julia, was by his side. Hal was born in Fullerton, Kentucky, on May 27, 1935, to the late Elva and Nettie (Prescott) Hyrne. Also preceding in death are siblings Lloyd Hyrne, Jean Thompson and Gerald Hyrne; in-laws Dwight and Helen Scott; brothers-in-law Gene Scott, Doug Krueger and Mike Roney; and son-in-law John McCloud. A long-time resident of Upper Arlington, Hal retired as the City Manager of Upper Arlington after 26 years during which time he served as a past president of the Central Ohio Transit Authority and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. He then went on to become a print consultant with PXP Ohio for the next 25 years. Both a sports participant and fan, he played softball for The Clowns in the old-timers league at Reed Road Fields and was an avid OSU Buckeye fan (except when they played Kentucky). He loved golf, fishing, gardening, an occasional trip to a casino and his many winters in Siesta Key, Florida, with his wife and family. Hal had a warm and generous spirit which made any around him feel valued and welcomed. Hal and Julia were married at and have been long-time members of Trinity UMC. He was a loving, loyal and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Hal will be deeply missed by his wife Julia “Julie” (Scott) Hyrne; daughters Melanie McCloud and Rebecca (Richard) Evans; son Brian (Susan) Hyrne; grandchildren Rebecca Mallow, John (Liz) McCloud, Matthew (Diana) McCloud, Sean McCloud, Rachel (Danny) McCloud, Cora (Chris) Mayfield and Lenora Evans; great-grandchildren Morgan Edwards, James McCloud, Ryan McCloud, Brody Stephens, Abigail McCloud and Finn McCloud; sisters-in-law Linda Scott, Jane Krueger and Jo Roney and numerous nieces and nephews. A private Celebration of Life service is planned for a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Department of Ohio, 35 E. Chestnut St, Suite 503, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories and condolences. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST.