Cover photo for Harold Edward Pitchford's Obituary
Harold Edward Pitchford Profile Photo
1929 Harold 2020

Harold Edward Pitchford

December 5, 1929 — July 2, 2020

Lima, OH

Harold Edward Pitchford, 90, went to be with Jesus at 5:17pm July 2nd, 2020, at home with his loving wife by his side. He was born December 5th, 1929 in Lima to Ira and Clara Pitchford who preceded him in death. On February 25th, 1967 he married Dorothy Jeanette who survives in Lima, Ohio.

He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and was very active in the church choir. Harold was a Navy cook in the late 1940’s. He loved to go fishing. He enjoyed cooking, searching cookbooks and asking his Google Home for tasty recipes.  Harold also enjoyed spending time with his family and his best friend, Harold Crow. He always liked a good joke. He’d say, “I got a joke for you!”

After 30 years at Standard  Oil Company Lima Refinery, he retired as a pipefitter. Most of his coworkers knew him as “Curly.”

Survivors include children: Claudia (Jack) Maram, Dan (Cheryl) Campbell, Linda Julian, Steve (Bonnie) Campbell, Lisa (Don) Dye, Marianna (Tracy) Watts. He has many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. His grandchildren called him Paw Paw and he loved every one of them. We will all miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by children Paula, James, Bryan, and Pam.

Visitation will be at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home from 10 am - 1pm on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Mass will begin at 2pm on Thursday at St Rose Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Dave Ross. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery following the service.

Donations appreciated as a blessing to Mrs. Pitchford during her time of loss.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harold Edward Pitchford, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 9, 2020

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Rose Catholic Church (Lima, Ohio)

523 North West Street, Lima, OH 45801

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree