Harley J. Dilly
2005 - 2020
BORN
2005
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
216 Washington Street
Port Clinton, OH
Harley J. Dilly

Port Clinton - Harley J. Dilly, 14, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born on August 12, 2005 in Fremont, Ohio, the son of Marcus and Heather (Styndl) Dilly.

Harley was a Freshman at Port Clinton High School, and enjoyed various sports, gaming, robotics, making YouTube videos, and singing. He always felt like he was the underdog, and as a result, he had a very giving heart and became very brave. He hated to make mistakes, and was inspired to become a counselor or a leader in the future.

Did you ever find a penny while walking through town? Harley would drop pennies while walking, as pennies from Heaven for other people. He had a soft heart and wanted to be a blessing to other people. Every year during the Christmas holiday season, he would volunteer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. He was a loving Son, Brother, and Grandson, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends, including his 3 best friends, James, Daniel & Junior.

Survivors include his parents, Marcus and Heather; sister, Ashlyn Dilly; brother, Roary Dilly; maternal grandparents, Robert and Carolee Styndl; paternal grandmother, Mary Dilly; aunts, Meredith (Robert) Marflak and Betty (Frank) Dotson; uncles, Raymond Dilly, Jr. and Christopher Dilly; niece, Rylee Dilly-Daly; as well as many cousins, and friends from school. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Raymond Dilly, Sr., and maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Rose Styndl, Sr.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11 am until 3 pm at the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington Street, Port Clinton, Ohio. Funeral Services for Harley will be Private at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to paypal.me/heartsforharley for the establishment of a scholarship fund in Harley's name.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com



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Published by News Herald from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2020.
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Every time I find a penny I think of you, Harley. Give Jesus a hug for me.
George
Friend
April 16, 2021
Harley is in my prayers everyday! I know he is one of God's special angels!
Renee Stone
Renee
Friend
April 15, 2021
Harley's family to this day my heart still is saddened by the lost of your son
I know he looks down to his loved ones and is watching over them He now flys with the angles and is at peace with the lord .
David Boehnlein
April 14, 2021
Harley, you are happy and free now with our Heavenly Father and with your grandpa. You touched so many hearts in your short lifetime. We here in Avon Lake continue to pray for your family. Rest in peace and love, little guy
Avon Lake, Ohio
March 8, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, and I pray that God will bring comfort and peace to your hearts. Harley was a special gift sent to everyone to shine ,just like those shiny pennies. You will always be remembered for your beautiful heart and for your messages of inspiration , and I hope one day I'll get a chance to meet you in heaven someday. I will keep your family in my prayers asking God to watch over them each day .
Kimberly Cole
Friend
March 7, 2020
Harley, I didn't know you but you have stolen my heart and soul. You were an inspiration to many people. You will always be missed and never forgotten. R.I.P
Linda
February 21, 2020
God works in mysterious ways. He had a reason to call Harley to him so soon. May his family and friends rejoice and give thanks for having him in their lives and now in their hearts forever.
George
January 26, 2020
R I P Harley. You will forever be remembered and hold a special place in many hearts. You Are Loved
Lora Nipper
January 25, 2020
Harley Every time I see a penny I will remember you. You have touch so many hearts from all over the world such a sweetheart I see you have done so many good things you had a heart of gold prayers for the family from Concord NC
Connie Shaw
January 25, 2020
Harley I didn't know you personally, but you became a big part of my heart and mind in such a short time. My condolences to all the family and friends and all who hold Harley tightly in their hearts. Rest in Peace Harley, till we all meet again. I will help with your pennies too. ❤
Lucia Swope
January 25, 2020
Prayers for strength and comfort for the family and friends of Harley.
stephanie jenkins
January 25, 2020
I have followed this all from day one and the out-come breaks my heart. The pennies from heaven and ringing the Salvation Army bell every year: what a sweet, kind soul.
Rest In peace Harley!
Mary Kay Reed
January 25, 2020
To the Dilly family, sorry for your loss. RIP Harley.
Jim Veroneau
January 25, 2020
Susan Brent
January 24, 2020
This child touched my heart I have not figured out why as I do mot know him or his family I want to send my deepest condolences a very sad and tragic out come. Rest in peace Harley you will live on in all our hearts.
Katherine Connin
January 24, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Port Clifton not only did a mother and father lose a son but a community lost a friend a child a classmate a gamer. Harley Dilly you will never be gotten but oh my how you will be missed. You have touched soooooo many people sweetheart, your at peace now dear angel. Harley Dilly I hope you fly so high love . May God bless all that been affected by the loss of this young man. Thank you Port Clinton for never giving up. . Pennies from heaven please pick them up you'll find in time the best of luck. God bless.
Teresa Bodi
January 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
MEL MASON
January 24, 2020
January 23, 2020
Carol Lee Bob and family,
I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss, it's just devastating. Take care and be gentle to yourselves. Once again, it was God's call for your son to join his angels above.
D Alan Sennich
Marblehead, Ohio
D Alan Sennich
January 23, 2020
RIP SWEET BOY ❤
Jackie Reddy
Friend
January 23, 2020
HEATHER YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ALWAYS , THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS. LOVE YA. TAMMY
TAMMY MOLINA
January 23, 2020
Mark & Heather, there is a place in you where Harley still lives, where his fingerprints still rest, his kisses still linger and his whispers still softly echo, it is the place where a part of him will forever be a part of you.

We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day.
Rob, Meredith, Robbie, Marisa, & Samantha
January 23, 2020
Harley Dilly or as your friends called you Dilly, you are evermore in our hearts and minds. We will share your existence wherever we go and strive to keep your Harley Dilly 2.0 subscriber list climbing to numbers you could never imagine!
May your family find peace through the grace of God.
Annie Reine
January 22, 2020
So sorry Harley R.I.P.
Tracie Willett
January 22, 2020
To the dilly family iam so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you i was praying harley was safe someplace at friends house .Harley will always be with you in your heart forever god bless you and your family
Elizabeth Wilson
Friend
January 22, 2020
My prayers go out to the family and friends of this child.
Sue Naylor
January 22, 2020
Glenda Gammel
January 22, 2020
I didn't know you personally, but I followed your story. My heart has been in pieces...Sending all my love up to you in Heaven. Rest in eternal peace, Harley.
Laura Burgess
January 21, 2020
Know that you Harley and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Theresa
January 21, 2020
oh young you tuber.you are the spark that started many a conversation and prayer! peace beautiful child.God please embrace his family,law enforcement and all that searched to bring this child home.
mary jachym
January 21, 2020
I didn't know this young man from Adam, but I got choked up on the day it was announced that his body had been recovered, and not long after that, I cried like I hadn't in a while, because I, and others had been genuinely concerned for him, and I wished I could have helped him.

To his family and friends, I can't even begin to imagine the excruciating emotional pain and heartache that you're feeling. Scripture says that children are a gift from the Lord, and it sounds like he was indeed a blessing to everyone who knew him.

May the good Lord be with you and comfort you!
Eric Kramer
January 21, 2020
With deepest sympathy and prayers for family and friends of Harley-
Cindy
January 21, 2020
I hope for peace for the family & friends of Harley. So sorry for your loss.
jen alford
January 20, 2020
I don't think you will ever be forgotten young man...you had big dreams and a big heart! As you look down on us from heaven please know how much you are loved and how many lives you have touched! You are Roarys guardian angel now! May you RIP now sweet boy. Condolences to his family and friends.
January 20, 2020
I was praying to God for a better outcome you precious boy who we did not know. But now your an Angel in Heaven to watch over us all.May You Rest In Heaven sweet boy. ❤U
Chuckie&Stacey Selders
January 20, 2020
Harley,i never knew you but i prayed they would find you safe,God knew you from the day you were born he needed you back for his beautiful garden of angels,rest in heaven little Harley...
Mary Fowler
January 19, 2020
Love and prayers to all the family. I am so sorry for what your going through.
J P
January 19, 2020
Love to you from Chicago little buddy. My army brothers got your back now. I pray you are warm and happy now. I will leave pennies from now till the day I can't anymore.
BT Warner
January 19, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers for the Dilly family. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Harley was such a sweet boy!
Rebecca
January 19, 2020
Our hearts are broken . Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. May God be with them all at this time.
Angel and Brian Myers
January 19, 2020
Prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Dilly family. We didn't know Harley or the Dilly family, we will continue to pray for you.
January 19, 2020
Thoughts and prayers with your family during this difficult time.
P Finney
January 19, 2020
Harley I followed your story and prayed for your safe return you have touched my heart you seem like an amazing young man you are at peace and a angel for us all just know you not only touched the hearts of people in you're hometown but all across the United States you will me missed fly high Harley
Julie Laney
January 19, 2020
Crystal Dilly
January 19, 2020
May god be with the family at ths time
Rosemarie Greener
January 19, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the family. I will keep you in my prayers.
Teresa Bacon
January 18, 2020
Carolee, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Susan Simpkins
January 18, 2020
God Bless Harley and his family!!! You are all in
My thoughts and prayers!!!
Renee Stone
January 18, 2020
My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the Dilly family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Richard Hollis
January 18, 2020
To the Dilly family, friends & everyone's life that Harley has touch. So deeply sorry for ur loss. Although I didn't know Harley it seems like we all did in some way the way he touched so many life's during this difficult time. We will never forget all the kindness that he has done & all the people that he has brought together. He is truly a angel. Hugs & prayers to all.
Linda
January 18, 2020
R.I.P Harley you will be missed fly high
heather kirkland
January 18, 2020
R.I.P Harley you was so brave and will be missed. you touched so many souls. while walking I saw about four pennies on the ground an thought of you. fly high an watch over everyone.
heather kirkland
January 18, 2020
Harley,
I didn't know you personally, my heart breaks that your life was cut so short. I pray you are at peace, and find comfort knowing you're safe in the arms of Jesus. R.I.P
Amber S.
January 18, 2020
My heart breaks for you little man. Gone far too soon. May you find peace in the arms of angels for all of eternity.

C. Chambers
Carrie Chambers
January 18, 2020
My heart goes out to the Family of Harley Dilly. May god be with you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Chrystal Petersen
January 18, 2020
So very sorry for your loss!!! May Harley rest in peace in the arms of Jesus!!!
Eric & Crystal Oxendine
January 18, 2020
Harley, I am very sorry this happened to you and it truly breaks my heart. I've followed the story from day one, praying, hoping that you would make it home safely to your family. You've touched the lives of so many people from all over the world and even though many of us have never met you or your family, we certainly felt like we knew you!! The outcome was devastating to all of us who hoped, prayed, and cried for your safe return. You're with God now as He must have needed you more in Heaven. It's clear to me the number of people you've touched by the messages on here. Your parents can be very proud of you, to have a son so caring and loving. I was hoping the next day that this was just a nightmare but it wasn't and it hurts us all terribly but you're at peace with no more worries. You'll never be forgotten and always loved and missed!! Rest easy and look over your Mom, Dad, brother and sister. Next time I find a penny, I will definitely think of you!! You were such a sweet, caring young man and we need more of you in this world! To the family and friends of Harley, you will be forever in my thoughts and prayers that God gives you the strength to get through this very difficult time. Love and prayers always!!
Diana Dostall
January 18, 2020
Ruby Alderson
January 18, 2020
I am so sorry for your tragic loss. This is something most will never experience in their lives.I myself lost a son at the age of 23 ... It's hard to understand how and why things happen...only God knows. Prayers to all of Harley's family and friends. RIH Harley Dilly
Missy Allen
January 18, 2020
R.I.H sweetheart
Angela Sosbe
January 17, 2020
Rest In Peace Harley. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Gil Family
January 17, 2020
Caroline Andricks
January 17, 2020
Family be strong you will see him again. Just remember the good times you had with him amd the fun times.
January 17, 2020
Bob,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Roger Hernandez
Cleveland Police
Motorcycle Unit
Roger Hernandez
January 17, 2020
To family of Harley

I am sorry about your beloved son and brother. So tragic accident! My prayers are with you and Dilly family.
Bekky Brown
January 17, 2020
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I didn't personally know Harley, but I, too, have lost a son, so I know your pain and my heart goes out to you. Obviously, Harley was a very sweet and gentle soul with a heart of gold. A remarkable young man, indeed. He touched the lives of so many people that didn't even know him or the joy that he brought to them by dropping those pennies. They had no idea that the penny from Heaven they picked up off the ground was actually placed there for them by Harley to brighten up their day. My thoughts and prayers are with all who had the pleasure to know and love your son. May you find some comfort in knowing that he is now in God's graceful hands, has gained his Heavenly wings and will be watching over you all forever. Again, I am so very sorry for your family's loss.
Cathy
January 17, 2020
As you grieve the loss of Harley, I am praying that the entire family is comforted by memories of Harley and that you are all held close in God's love. You can always tell where a beautiful soul has been by the tears and the smiles left behind.
Sally
January 17, 2020
May you be surrounded by the warm memories of your dear, dear son during forever. God's timing is such a mystery that we will never be able to solve. We pray for you always.
Boothe Family
January 17, 2020
I didnt know harley but he was a great kid iam a mom too and my heart goes out to the mother may god bless u
Rosemarie Greener
January 17, 2020
Harley, I just found out that your grandfather Raymond Dilly is actually my grandfather's brother. And your grandma would be Mary Dilly I believe. I am sorry I didn't get to meet you. but I know this one thing as I read about you. You truly have the Dilly soul threw in threw. Singing, love making people smile, most thing that caught my attention was the penny from heaven saying you use to say. My dad and mom use to say the same thing about dimes. And now when I find a penny as well I will think of you.. I know this as well with the name Harley Dilly that tells it all. My father name was Arlie Dilly. And he was a great person . Loved sing like you and didn't know a stranger. Your spirit was just like his. A true Dilly you where. A little adventure as well. Marcus,and Heather. Just know he is in a beautiful place full of Family and friends who will keep him busy until you all meet again.. you all have been and still will remain in my thoughts and prayers..god bless you all.your long distance family member Crystal Dilly
Crystal Dilly
January 17, 2020
Fly high little man.
Crystal Dilly
January 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family. We do not know you or Harley but we pray you get through this. I do know that this has to be extremely hard for you. Hugs
January 17, 2020
I may not have known you Harley Dilly but I praise God for you. Fly high young man . To the family I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
Teresa Bodi
Friend
January 17, 2020

I did not know Harley or his family, but all are in my thoughts and prayers. He is up in heaven now watching over everyone as a guardian angle.
Sharon Volpe
January 17, 2020
I didn't know Harley or his family, but used to live in the area and have followed this whole sad story!
My condolences to his family and friends. A huge thank you to the community, police and everyone who helped searched for you! Rest in peace Harley......we'll be looking for your pennies!!!
Connie Adkins
January 17, 2020
My heart goes out to Harley. Such a sweet boy I prayed every Day for his safe return. He is now in heaven at peace.
J. Minkowski
January 17, 2020
My prayers for the family and friends of Harley. May God keep you in his ever loving arms in your time of sorrow. May the pain eventually subside and your lives be filled with blessings and love. God bless all.
Gary Ribby
January 17, 2020
You are at Peace now! I was praying with your family all the way! R.I.P
Deloris Collins
January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

To The Dilly Family:

Harley seem to be a wonderful young man. He will truly be missed by all those people whose paths that he had crossed. You should all be very proud of what he had achieved at the tender age of 14. He will not be forgotten. He did leave a great legacy.

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers, especially during this difficult time. At the age of sixty-two, I will keep on learning. And I will never give up. I know that I am getting older. But with God on my side, I can't fell.

I am now a 43 year Member of my church home, Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 East 35th Street, located at 600 East 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616. The Reverend Dr. David B. Thornton, whom God had sent to the church is The Pastor, The Moderator of The Session, and The Head of The Staff. He is also My Confidante, Mentor, Teacher, and Spiritual Advisor.

I am also A Former Member of Church Musician Ship Guild, Inc. (1988-2008). The late Dr. Mildred G. Lewis was The Founder, and Executive Director. I was their Administrative Assistant, Executive Secretary, and Public Relations Director. If I would have listen to my elderly mother, I would not have remained A member for so long with this wonderful organization. I thank God everyday for bringing positive people in my life.

"REST IN PEACE, BROTHER HARLEY". WITH MY LOVING THOUGHTS, AND PRAYERS, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO.I USE TO LIVE IN THE BRONZEVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
valinda jones
January 17, 2020
I knew Harley through my Grand daughters relationship with him a few years back. The time I did spend with him he impressed me as a fine boy. may God give you the courage, strength and his love to help comfort you through this great trial of loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Rosemary Schramm
January 17, 2020
I am so sorry ,now you have a angel to be with you forever
Fran Meyers
January 17, 2020
You won the hearts of many people Harley. Rest in the arms of the Angels.
Mary Phillips-Arter
January 17, 2020
I did not know Harley or his family, but they have been in my prayers and thoughts throughout this ordeal. Therefore I pray for PEACE, for Harley, his family and friends.
A. Nony Mouse
January 17, 2020
Fly high Harley whenever I find a penny I will think of you. You have touched so many.people. you are a special boy.❤
Deb Ohio
January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

To The Dilly Family:

I will continue to lift your names up in prayer, especially during this difficult time. I lost my youngest brother Lamar, in the year of 2012. The same year that I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Harley J. Dilly will truly be missed by all those people whose hearts, and souls that he had touched. He will not be forgotten. He did leave a great legacy.

Please remember, that you all loved young Harley, but The Lord our God, who art In Heaven will love him even more. "REST IN PEACE, BROTHER HARLEY". WITH MY CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY, MS. VALINDA DARLENE JONES, A MEMBER OF SIXTH GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 600 EAST 35TH STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60616. REVEREND DR. DAVID B. THORNTON IS THE PASTOR,THE MODERATOR OF THE SESSION, AND THE HEAD OF THE STAFF. REVEREND DONALD B. REGISTER IS THE PASTOR EMERITUS. I

I AM ALSO A FORMER MEMBER OF CHURCH MUSICIAN SHIP GUILD, INC. (1988-2008). THE LATE DR. MILDRED G. LEWIS WAS THE FOUNDER, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. I WAS THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR. I USE TO LIVE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
VALINDA JONES
January 17, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Dilly family! I was praying for a better outcome for Harley every day. I didn't know him but he touched my heart and I am so very sad but rejoice that he is in the safe and loving arms of Jesus and the angels in Heaven now. I will continue to pray for Harley's family during this very difficult time.
Linda Gokey
January 17, 2020
Our Sympathy & Prayers to all the Family at this difficult
time.

I can't even imagine losing a child.







Rich & Jean Winke
Rich & Jean Winke
January 17, 2020
Many people need a lot of hugs around PC. Try to do for others what Harley can no longer do.
Don Wonnell
January 17, 2020
Prayers from Cincinnati.. Rest easy.. Gone but not forgotten...
January 17, 2020
RIP Harley FLY HIGH with the HEAVENLY ANGELS WE will ALWAYS drop a penny in honor of you!Prayers and Blessings for the family, classmates, & ALL RESPONDERS and VOLUNTEERS.
Charles & Claudia Curran
January 17, 2020
Prayers to the family.
Thoughts are with you during this time.
D. Walters
January 17, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the family. We all prayed for a positive outcome, but God knows best. Be strong as your is resting peace.
Pat Averett
January 17, 2020
To the Dilly family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies and condolences. Hold tight onto Gods love and He will help you through this. May God bless you.
Linda Rowberry
January 17, 2020
No more pain or sorrow.
Present with our Savior.
Rest in heavenly peace.
January 17, 2020
REST IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD!

IN DEEPEST SYMPATHY
January 17, 2020
I'm so sorry this happened to you...may your family and friends find peace...
Tammy Evans
January 17, 2020
Autumn Angel
January 17, 2020
To the Dilly family, We prayed for Harley's safe return many times. We were so sorry to hear what happened. We are so sorry to hear what you've been through. We will continue to pray for your family.
In Sympathy, Rod and Cheryl Owens

We were both originally from Northern Ohio and know Port Clinton well.
Cheryl Owens
January 17, 2020
Harley, Rest In Peace in Gods heavenly home
Lord, I pray to you for comfort for Harleys family. In Jesus name, Amen
January 17, 2020
My heart breaks for your family.. condolences and prayers to your entire family and friends . I did not know you but I prayed for you, and so many others . Rest in Heaven little angel!
Peggy B.
January 16, 2020
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