OBITUARY

Ronald E Harpy

September 19, 1941September 1, 2018
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Ronald (Ron) Edward Harpy Sr., age 76, went to be with the lord on September 1, 2018 at Cottage in the Meadow, after battling cancer for several months. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Joseph and Elva Harpy on September, 19, 1941.

Ron held various jobs in Baltimore before serving in the US Army from 1958-1962. It was his military service that brought him to Washington State, and into the arms of his loving wife Loretta. The couple met in Yakima and shared a special kind of a bond that many couples only dream of. The couple was married on May 31, 1962 at Terrace Heights Baptist church, after Ron returned from Germany.

Ten months after the couple married, they celebrated the birth of their first son Ronald Edward Harpy Jr. After spending a brief time in Baltimore they returned to Yakima where they welcomed a daughter, Rhonda Leeta (Harpy) Picatti. Ron and Loretta courageously started a legacy by founding Ron’s Office Equipment of Yakima. The business continues to provide service to the Yakima Valley, and is led by his son, Ronald Harpy Jr. Throughout the years, several family members have been involved in the business but Ronald always had Loretta by his side encouraging and helping him.

Ron was known for his endearing love of his family. Ron is preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Wayne Harpy, and both of his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Loretta Harpy of Yakima, son Ronald Harpy Jr. of Yakima, daughter Rhonda Leeta (Harpy) Picatti of Kennewick, brothers John and Tommy, sisters Joyce and Joanne, grandchildren, Andrea (JD) Jarvis, Amanda (Branden) Burch, Jennifer (Brandon) Hahn, Jacqueline (Jerrod) Holm, and Ronald Edward Harpy the 3rd. Ronald also leaves behind eleven loving great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend thanks for all of the love and support throughout Ronald’s illness.

A special thank you to the staff of Virginia Mason Memorial’s Hospice and Cottage in the meadow.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, September 28th at 10.00 a.m. at Keith and Keith Funeral Home on Yakima Avenue. 

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Cottage in the Meadow in Ron’s name.

  • FAMILY

  • Ron is preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Wayne Harpy, and both of his parents.

    He is survived by his loving wife Loretta Harpy of Yakima, son Ronald Harpy Jr. of Yakima, daughter Rhonda Leeta (Harpy) Picatti of Kennewick, brothers John and Tommy, sisters Joyce and Joanne, grandchildren, Andrea (JD) Jarvis, Amanda (Branden) Burch, Jennifer (Brandon) Hahn, Jacqueline (Jerrod) Holm, and Ronald Edward Harpy the 3rd. Ronald also leaves behind eleven loving great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend thanks for all of the love and support throughout Ronald’s illness.
  • DONATIONS

  • At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Cottage in the Meadow in Ron’s name.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, September 28, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ronald E Harpy

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Kelly Waddell

September 28, 2018

Uncle Ronald!! We all miss you so much back in Maryland. You were always so sweet to us. Your love for your beautiful wife and family was so exceptional. My wonderful memory was me coming to visit you. My first airplane ride all the way across the United States. You took me to amazing places and told the best stories. You always called me Glady's and I called you Uncle Henry. It was a joke between us for years, but it always made us laugh. You will always be in my heart. Not often you meet someone that touches so many lives. I was honored you were my Uncle. So glad we got a chance to talk a few weeks back. I love you and I will see you again. Kelly Ann aka Gladys!!

Ron Harpy

September 26, 2018

Dad I miss you so much!
Not only were you a great Father but a great friend. I miss calling you every day before I started my day, discussing business, politics, sports or just about anything. Later Mom told me you kept the phone by your chair looking forward to my call. Not a day goes by when I think of you.
Love Ronnie

Rhonda Picatti

September 25, 2018

I miss you so much dad. There's so many memories of you dad. The one though that sticks out was when we lived in Moxee and you made me the tether ball I loved to play with so much. Before you started the business, you always made sure my brother and I still had what we wanted. I feel so lost since you've been gone. I would give anything to go back to the years when I was your little girl with no worries. I love you very much dad.
Your loving daughter,
Rhonda

Loretta harpy

September 23, 2018

My Darling,
I still can't believe you are gone. My heart aches for you every minute of the day and night. The fifty-seven years I've known you were the best years of my life. God, I didn't know it would hurt this bad. I know you are happy and out of pain up there with your Savior, the Lord Jesus. Thank you for being such a wonder husband. You were always my best friend, and thank you for the beautiful memories that I hold close to my heart. There is no word that describe how much I love you. I saw you in my dream two nights ago. You had you blue t-shirt on and you smiled at me and held out your arms to me. The next moment I was in your arms and you held me so tight. It felt so good, I pray it is a premonition of what to come.
Good Bye for now my angel, Love you for all eternity,
Your wife, Loretta ( Rita )

Debora Bailey

September 18, 2018

I am truly sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Harpy family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise along with our heavenly father Jehovah of the earthly resurrection found at John 5:28, 29, when death will be eliminated forever found at Revelations 21:4. Truly, what a glorious and almost unbelievable day that will be! It's a reality though for God cannot lie!

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