Ronald L. Harszy

Ronald L. Harszy
, 72, of Swansea, IL, born Saturday, July 2, 1938, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at his residence.

Mr. Harszy was a retired teacher for Wirth Junior High School in Cahokia, IL. He was a member of Sons of Union Veterans, IRTA, IFT Retired Teachers, Swansea Moose Lodge and Missouri Botanical Gardens.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Parents: Louis and Hedwig nee Kaysing Harszy
  • Son: Michael Alan Harszy

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Priscilla L. nee Whitt Harszy
  • Daughter: Rebecca (Dean Cook) Harszy of St. Louis, MO
  • Son: Daniel (Larissa) Harszy of Belleville, IL
  • Sister: Carol (Ron) Price of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren: Nathaniel and Wilhem Harszy
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Sons of Union Veterans or Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3-7 P.M., Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, April 11, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Belleville, IL.

Condolences left for Ronald L. Harszy:

    No one could tell a story like Uncle Ron. I'm not sure how much of what he would say was actually entirely true, but we loved the stories just the same! We will miss hearing them and miss seeing him.

    Dave Price West Des Moines Iowa 50266

    My thoughts and prayers to your family. I had the honor of having Mr. Harszy as a teacher at Wirth. He was a great teacher and there was never a dull moment in his class. Thank you for all you did for your students.

    Robyn Darnell Shiloh Illinois 62226

    There was no one like Ron! He was sweet, thoughtful, and considerate although he never wanted anyone to know he was a big teddybear. He touched the lives of so many children and adults by all of the things he did with the CFT, and other worthy ventures. He will be greatly missed by many.

    Vicki Wegner Columbia Illinois 62236

    May I express my condolences to you and your family. Ron was indeed one of a kind. I will always remember our daily talks when my room was next to his. What great fun we had at his retirement party and how he enjoyed it. May he rest in Peace.

    Bill Brennan Peoria Arizona 85381

    Carolyn and I send our sincere condolences. Ron was an anchor in the CFT and as a talented and caring instructor he touched the lives of innumerable students. I was fortunate to have shared the same profession with him. Our prayers are with Pris and family at this difficult time.

    Rich & Carolyn Buxton North Ft. Myers Florida 33903

    pris and becky - my thoughts and prayers are with you always. Let the warm memories heal your heart and the sun will shine for you again. you will see him again in the first winter snow or the warmth and beauty of a spring day. His spirit will live on in you and your family. God love you and yours.
    we are here if you need us.

    rita riedel belleville illinois 62223

    Pris and Family,
    Linda and I are deeply saddened to hear of Ron's passing. We are out of town and can not personally express our condolences but hope your family and friends will provided the strength and comfort during this time. We will always remember Ron's boisterous laugh, his sense of humor and his contributions to his profession in the classroom and with the CFT/IFT. He will be missed in many ways by many people.

    Dale Goldsmith Swansea Illinois 62226

    My brother in Colorado just informed me of Mr. Harszy's passing. We both had him for math at Wirth Jr. High School. He was my 8th grade math teacher during the 1974/1975 School year, and my brother's during the 1978/1979 school year. You are in our prayers, and you have our deepest sympathy. Joan Jackson Dancy and Bennie Jackson (brother).

    Joan Dancy Swansea Illinois 62226-3054

    I attended high School classes with Ron and also taught with him at Wirth Jr. High. I enjoyed his company and I wish to extend condolences to the family.

    Prof. Emerita Myrna Smith Schild Columbia IL 62236

    Dear Pris & family,
    Pris, this is Nurse Jan. I write this with a heavy heart. I know the lonliness of losing a husband & I am so sorry you have to go thru this pain. I will pray for you & your family everyday.

    Janice Wheelan Kampwerth Breese Il 62230

    So sorry to hear the loss of your husband. I have been thinking of you lately and just now was trying to find you on facebook. Love to hear from you. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Janice Justice Landon Bristol va 24201