Harold Edwin Nolf

February 16, 1932May 23, 2018
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Harold (Harley) E. Nolf, 86, of Canton, passed away on May 23rd in Alliance, Ohio. Harley was born in Canton, Ohio on February 16, 1932 to Edwin and Pearl Nolf of Pennsylvania. Harley is a veteran of the US Army and retired from Republic Steel. He owned and operated Harley and Shelly’s Bar, a popular dance place, on 12th St., Canton in the 80’s and 90’s until the building was sold. He was well known for signing dollar bills. Harley enjoyed riding his motorcycle, participating in charity runs and socializing with his family and friends. Along with his parents, Harley joins his sons, Greg Nolf and Mark Nolf; his brothers, Clarence and Robert and sister, Betty. He leaves behind, to cherish is memory, Shelly Nolf, longtime companion; his son Mike (Robin) Nolf; and his daughter Nicole Redbuelta; grandchildren Tanya, Courtney, Michaela, Kayla, Robbie, Christopher, Alicia and Joshua and his sister Evie (Chuck) Wetsel. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4-6 pm followed by a 6 pm funeral service at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Road NE, Canton, Ohio 44718. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help defer costs can be made at the funeral home.


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Amanda Brady

May 31, 2018

I am heartbroken to hear of Harley's passing! I met Harley and Shelly when I was a very small child and I just fell in love with Harley. He was the most kind and generous man I knew. He never brushed me off like adults tend to do sometimes, he made sure to make me feel important (That was huge to 4 or 5 year old me). I often wondered throughout the years what had happened to Harley and Shelly but every now and then their names would pop up around town and I knew that they were alive and well. I will pray for Shelly and his family. They left a huge impression on my life. Rest easy Harley <3

Linda Leach

May 30, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Harley was a great man. Always kept you laughing and joking around with you. He will sadly be very missed. Very good hearted man. R.I.P. Harley till we met again .Bless all the family and God be with them .

Janet Wilson

May 27, 2018

I met Harley while working as a bartender in the Massillon area several years ago. He was always sharing stories and telling jokes to make us laugh. He was such a fun person to talk to. We shared fun times dancing to music on several occasions over the past few years and he could dance better than most. He was surprised when I would play several of his favorite songs on the jukebox for him. And yes, I still have several "Harley" bills he gave us. Our condolences to his family! He will be greatly missed!!

Melissa Buckhannon

May 26, 2018

I'm sorry to hear of Harley passing .We were neighbors for years .He always had a smile on his face..last time I seen him was when my dad passed away .May u rest in peace

Lisa Ladany

May 26, 2018

I met Harley (w/Shelly) so many years ago. He was so nice and very interesting. He was one of those people you never forget. I think his spirit will always be around. My deepest condolences go out to all his loved ones.

Laurie (Socks from Tremont) Leslie

May 24, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about Harley 😢 He spread joy and wonderful stories everywhere he went ! There was no being sullen with Harley around ❤ he will be missed by many .