William  Harvey

Obituary of William Edward Harvey

William Edward Harvey Sr. (Bill), age 90, formerly of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Meadowood Senior Living in Worcester, PA. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn (Kuhn) Harvey with whom he recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

Bill was born June 26, 1930, in Cincinnati as the son of the late Edward George and Janice (Clause) Harvey. He was a graduate of Highlands High School class of 1948, graduated from Harvard University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  He was the first in his family to go to college. 

Bill served his country in the United States Navy as a First Lieutenant, Communications Officer, during the Korean War.  He practiced law as a real estate attorney for over 30 years, with the majority of those years in the employment of a major coal company. He was proud to note that he never had to defend one of his contracts in court and this fact reflects upon his passion and expertise in analyzing and deciphering the complicated land titles of Appalachia.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son William Edward, Jr. and his wife Leigh, of Beverly Hills, MI, Dr. John Charles and his wife, Monica Beisel, of San Angelo, TX, and Jeanne Harvey Thompson and her husband, Brad, of Phoenixville, PA, his grandchildren, Charlie, Emily, Kristen, Sarah, Max, Jack, Miles, and William III., and in his words “all above average”.

Bill was a dedicated family man who took great pride in his children and grandchildren, as anyone who knew him is well aware.  He enjoyed many carpentry and construction projects in three family homes over the years.  Bill was an avid history buff and loved to travel. His sense of humor and immense imagination kept the family entertained, especially when hosting the family tea parties.  He will be fondly remembered for his love of ice cream, crossword puzzles, and the Cincinnati Reds. 

Services will be at a later date due to the ongoing pandemic. Contributions may be made in his memory to a local food bank. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com   

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