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Harry Harwood GARRISON

Harry Harwood GARRISON Obituary


Harry Harwood, devoted father of Marshall Harwood Garrison, loving brother of Nancy Manolis (Deane) and Lois Young (Timothy), beloved son of the late James Harwood Garrison and Dahlia B. (nee Johnson) Garrison, also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family and many friends.

Passed away, Thursday, September 19, 2013. Age 77 Years.

Sole proprietor of the Player Piano Shop, enthusiast & restorer of all variety of automated musical instruments, life-time entertainer performing magic acts & smoke-ring blowing, including an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Featured in local television & national media, selected one of Cincy Magazine's Most Interesting People of 2010.

Raconteur, gourmand, fine-arts supporter & lover of music, particularly traditional & Dixieland jazz, boogie-woogie piano, blues, bluegrass, & opera. Historian of Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Westwood, & Colerain Township; craftsman, traveler, latter-day renaissance man, noted by many friends & colleagues for having a remarkable memory & his ability to recall detail. An unforgettable character, he will be sorely missed.

The family is particularly grateful to Tom Eggers & Harry's "2nd family" of Caregivers Health Network staff who have done so much to maintain his quality of life in recent years, especially Darlene Givens & Mary Allen.

Visitation Friday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati 45211, where a Western Hills-Cheviot Lodge #140 F&AM service will be held Friday at 7:00 PM. Visitation Saturday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Westwood United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM.

Memorials may be directed to the Westwood United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home serving the family.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 22, 2013
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