Roy Donald Harsh

April 6, 1928October 16, 2012

Roy Donald Harsh was born on April 6, 1928 in Hungtington, Indiana and passed away on October 16, 2012 in Bellevue, Washington.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2012

Roy Donald Harsh

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Greg Robbins

February 8, 2013

My friend Roy Harsh was the most considerate, kind and gentle soul I have ever known.

Roy had the wonderful ability (gift actually) of being able to make anyone he talked to feel special; you always felt better about yourself after a conversation with Roy.

I first met Roy when he was hired at our Costco Warehouse in Kirkland, Wa., in the late 1980's. He was so easy to converse with, because he was so sociable, charming and pleasant.

Roy worked the entrance of the warehouse and would greet everyone who entered with a sincere hello and a warm smile. Often I would hear his deep, rich voice welcoming members whenever I was near the door.

Roy was the one constant; "the rock" in the hectic retail world that was the Costco warehouse. No matter how crazy it got, how angry or tense the atmosphere, Roy was always able to calm things down with his wit and charm.

I never saw Roy sad or depressed; it wasn't in his nature. He was always upbeat and positive. That wonderful energy he had made each day that much better.

I trusted Roy as would have my own father and I do know that someday I will see him again.

The world was indeed a better place when Roy Harsh was living in it.

God bless you my friend.

Roy Harsh

November 17, 2012

November 17, 2012

I can still hear the sound of your voice. I wish we could talk again. I miss you everyday and I will always love you.


November 15, 2012

What a gracious, caring man. Roy you blessed my life and the life of my family. You and your amazing smile will be greatly missed.

November 14, 2012

Dearest Roy, this is written with the words I would say had we had the chance to say goodbye.
When you became the husband of my best friend Gwenn I 'sized' you up.Charming, handsome, talented, and a wild sense of humor was certainly impressive. We got on famously. I admired your knowledge and love of opera. I couldn't understand why you were repeatedly issued a driver's license and ballet class became a comedy of errors for us. We had great fun. Your home was always welcoming, with warmth and laughter. I will miss you, my friend. Love, Barbara Arms (McGoo)

Cathy Gibbins

November 10, 2012

More memories from a Bellevue Botanical Garden docent friend. Roy's hand always went up first to volunteer to help with a project or drive us somewhere. We truly miss his wit and humor at our meetings. For years, I thought he had several children, for he frequently proclaimed that he was going to name his next daughter an unusual botanical name-aralia, darmera filipendula, always keeping us laughing.
You are a treasured person, Roy. May your family find peace in their wonderful memories.
Cathy Gibbins

November 10, 2012

Roy was the epitome of a"people person".
I met Roy in my '96 docent class at the Bellevue Botanical garden first noticing his dashing good looks.
Over the years we heard stories of his dancing days,opening for Pearl Bailey.his association with Medina grocery,Costco skiing group,opera,ballet,and many others-gathering friends wherever he went.
We miss his 16 year presence in the first row at docent meetings providing humorous commentary,there and wherever he contributed his time and talents.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides,my friend.You will long and lovingly be remembered.
Jan Lyon

Allison Reiter

November 8, 2012

I have know Roy for many years. We sang and traveled together with our group Heartsong. He was such a joy to be around. I always had such fun with Roy - no telling what mischief we would get into! I learned so much from Roy - how to have fun and participate - not just let life pass you by. Being around Roy brought such light into my life. He was an amazing gentleman and now he is one of our angels. I will miss him immensely, but I know my memories of him will last always. I love you my friend.

Leone Fogle

November 8, 2012

Roy used to partner me in Gwenn's partnering class. He was always serious and sweet-- wonderful memories.

Deborah Magallanes

November 5, 2012

Oh, the richness you brought to my life, dear friend. You promised you would always be with me and I know you will be; yet, I miss you muchly. You were an angel on this earth: the world is a better place and people are kinder to one another because you were here.

Skiing, dancing, sipping Manhattans in places with beautiful views, experiencing the wilds of Nature's plantings as well as well-kept gardens I will enjoy with bigger smiles because of my sweet memories of sharing them with you. Thank you for loving me, for your friendship and for helping me see possibilities where I could not see them before.

Dear Cecelia and the rest of Roy's family, I hold you close to my heart with hopes you find comforts and joys reflecting on the life of your beloved Roy, in your faith and in sharing all this with one another and your friends.