RICHARD E. HARVEY SR., 87, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Van Wert, Ohio, he was the son of the late Everett and Rosella Harvey. He served his country in the U.S. Army and retired in 1982 from American Hoist. He is survived by his children, Tom (Rosetta) Conroy of Harlan, Mike Conroy and Richard (Cinthia) Harvey Jr., both of Fort Wayne, Gary Harvey, Rose Boyd, Carol (Gary) Anders, and Lisa Jacquay, all of New Haven, Greg (Kathy) Harvey and Joseph Harvey, both of Butler; sisters, Thelma Gillenwater of Fort Wayne and Rhea Tinker of New Haven; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Aleatha Harvey; brother, Robert Harvey; and grandson, Kevin Harvey. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling two hours prior. Father Bill Sullivan officiating. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to the family. For online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

POSTED: 02/12/15 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Obits