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SIDNEY - Harold E. Christman, 89, 1808 N. Main Ave., Sidney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 9:10 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1924, in Piqua, the son of the late Harold and Myriel (Reeves) Christman. On Dec. 21, 1944, he married Charlotte B. (Berry) Christman who is living.

He is also survived by one son, Doug Christman, of Sidney; one grandson, Aaron Christman and wife, Julie, of St, Paris; and one great-granddaughter, Joelle.

Mr. Christman graduated from Piqua High School in 1942, he then went on to graduate from The Ohio State University college of Arts and Science with a B.A. degreee in 1947. Harold then graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1949. He then practiced law in Sidney From April 10, 1950, for 37 years until he retired on Dec. 21, 1987. Mr. Christman was a partner of James J. Chrisman in the General Practice of Law from 1979 to 1987.

He was elected city solicitor for two terms from 1952 to 1956. He was elected Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney for two terms from 1956 to 1987. He was also an attorney for thr Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Harold formerly served on all the following: solicitor of the village of Lockington, secretary of the Shelby County Republican Central and Executive Committee, secretary of Sidney Amateur Baseball Commission, member of the Board of Directors of Shelby County Motor Club, served on the Board of Sidney Community Foundation, member of Sidney Police Pension Board, member of Sidney Shelby County YMCA Board, member of Tawawa Civic Park Board, former member of the Shelby County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association and American Bar Association.

In March of 2004 at the Piqua Country Club, he was presented with an Award of Merit from the Shelby County Bar Association for his outstanding service to the the legal profession and the community.

Harold also was on the first Sidney Shelby County YMCA Board.

Mr. Christman was a combat veteran of World War II, where he served as a bombardier in he Eighth Air Force in Europe with rank of second lieutenant. He was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters and EAME Ribbon with three campaign stars. Harold was raised in the Lutheran faith.

In keeping with Mr. Christman's wishes there will be no viewing or visitation prior to a private graveside service which will be held at the convenience of the family at Forest Hill Cemetery in Piqua.

Condolences may be expressed to the Christman family at the funeral home's website,

Arrangements are under the direction of Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 16, 2013
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