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Richard J. Hardesty, 82, of Fort Thomas, Kentucky passed away on January 10, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Mr. Hardesty was a Korean War Air Force Veteran. Mr. Hardesty was a Certified Public Accountant. He started the accounting firm of Aronowitz, Chaiken & Hardesty where he was a Senior Partner. Mr. Hardesty was a member of the American Institute of CPA's, he served as Vice President and sat on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Society of CPA's, he was Past President of the Ohio CPA;s Society Cincinnati Chapter, He was a member of the Xavier University Alumni Association, Cincinnati Homebuilders Association, Cincinnati Apartment Association, Hamilton County Special Olympics and the Downtown Council of Cincinnati, Mr. Hardesty coached baseball for the Campbell County Knothole League, basketball for St. Thomas Parochial League and coached in the Ft. Thomas Jr. Football League. Mr. Hardesty served as past president of St. Thomas Boosters Club. He was preceded in death by wife, Marilyn T. Hardesty, his father, Pius Hardesty, and his mother, Adel West Hardesty. Mr. Hardesty is survived by his sons, Michael Thomas (Sheri) Hardesty and John Taylor Hardesty all of Fort Thomas, KY, grandchildren, Michelle Renee Hardesty of Wilder, KY, Regan Elizabeth Noppenberger of Hyde Park, OH, Stephanie Ann Hardesty of Covington, KY, Rachael Denise Hardesty of Fort Thomas, KY, Logan Richard Noppenberger of Fort Thomas, KY. Visitation 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Dobbling Funeral Home, 106 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas, KY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the St. Thomas Church, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Hospital Rehab Center 85 North Grand Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Online condolences can be given at
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Jan. 15, 2014