Mr. Ronald Todd Harsh, 34, a resident of Fairmont and formerly of Belington, departed this life early Saturday morning, April 28, 2012, at 1013 Brown Ave. in Belington. Death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Aug. 27, 1977, at Morgantown, a son of Ronald M. and Sharon Wilmoth Harsh, who survive.
On Sept. 30, 2006, he was united in marriage to the former Amanda Ketchem.
He is also survived by one sister, Veronica (Harsh) and husband, Michael Mallory, of Charlottesville, Va.; nephew, Chase, and niece, Lauren, of Charlottesville, Va.; maternal grandfather, Ira "Simmie" Wilmoth of Belington; uncle, David Harsh of Beckley; uncle, Harold Harsh of Buckhannon; aunt, Mary and uncle, Tom Stark of Parkersburg; aunt, Sheila and uncle, Ron Sheets of Charleston; and special family friend, Mary Jean George of Belington.
He was preceded in death by one infant sister, Stefanie Ann Harsh; uncle, Bobby Harsh; maternal grandmother, Louise Wilmoth; paternal grandparents, Kathleen and Smokey Harsh; and paternal great-grandmother, Clara "Granny" Harsh.
Mr. Harsh was a 1995 graduate of Philip Barbour High School and graduated from Fairmont State College in 2000. He formerly worked at State Farm Insurance in Frederick, Md., and was a welder and a member of the Boiler Makers Union. Todd loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman. He loved fishing and hunting and was an automobile enthusiast. He loved animals especially his dog, Benny, who stayed by his side in life and death.
A private visitation and funeral service will be conducted for the immediate family today at Talbott Funeral Home in Belington with the Rev. Greg Lewis officiating. A fellowship dinner for friends and family will be hosted at Westside United Methodist Church in Belington at 2 p.m.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Animal Friends of Barbour County, P.O. Box 452, Philippi, WV 26416. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Ronald Todd Harsh. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhme.com.