Ronald E Harpy
September 19, 1941 – September 1, 2018
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.
Celebration of Life
Keith and Keith Funeral Home
902 W. Yakima, Ave,
Ronald E Harpy
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September 23, 2018
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 )
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!