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JASPER, Harold William Hal was born on December 8, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of German immigrants (Lena, nee Klefman & Wilhelm Jasper). He graduated from Lakewood High School. The first member of his family to attend college, Hal graduated from Miami in 1952 with a degree in Accountancy. While at Miami, he joined Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and later spent many years as an Advisor and Treasurer for the Pikes. He joined a Lutheran student group on campus, where he met B.J. Amato. They married in August 1951 in Greenville, Ohio. Hal and BJ became honorary student charterites of the newly formed Faith Lutheran Church in Oxford. Hal was active on many church activities, and served as finance chair and treasurer. He continued his graduate work at the University of Illinois. He was called back to Miami to teach in 1959. Hal was honored as Accounting Professor of the Year in 1990 by the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also received the Outstanding Instructor Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has been honored by his students with the Order of Omega Award in recognition of exceptional concern and interests in students. Hal was a mentor to the Alumni Scholars program. He's been a member of University Council, Student Disciplinary Board, Campus Planning Committee and the Truman Scholarship Selection Committee. He had significant involvement with intercollegiate athletics (including serving as the NCAA rep), membership on the Alumni Board and Summer Theatre Board. Hal was awarded Miami's Bishop Medal in 2001, presented to alumni who have demonstrated a lifetime of service to others. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. Hal served as president of the United Way, treasurer of the NAACP, and trustee and treasurer for People United for Self-Help (PUSH). He was also named "Citizen of the Years" by the Oxford Press in 1987. Hal had a mind for numbers, a quick smile and a heart for sports! He enjoyed playing softball and tennis, and attended all varieties of MU sporting events. He was generous, funny, friendly and a proud Redskin/Redhawk. He is survived by BJ and 4 children: Steve, Scott, Tim (Vera), and Tammi (Scott Stauber); 7 grandchildren: Lindsay (Nick Tucholski), Nathan, Natalie (Seth Lacy), Trevor, Katie (Johnny Keys), Tommy, & Kyle Stauber; and one great grandson: Aaron Lacy; brothers-in-law Fred Schanz (Eleanor Pronte Schanz) of Cleveland & Harry (Pat) Amato of Dayton; sister-in-law Laura (Amato) Cligrow of Hubbard; plus many nieces and nephews. Hal was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Eleanor Jasper Schanz, and his infant brother Donald. Funeral Services were held at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home on Thursday December 6. Hal was laid to rest in the Oxford Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.smithoglefuneralhome.com
Published in Journal-News from Dec. 4 to Dec. 7, 2012