Harold "Howie" Harlan

July 21, 1950 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 70)




Harold (Howie) Harlan passed away Friday January 29, 2021 at his residence.  He was born July 21, 1950 in Zanesville, Ohio a son of the late Harold Harlan Sr. and Norma Slonaker (Ted) Hayman.  He

graduated from West Muskingum High School in 1969.

Howie was a motorcycle enthusiast for 50 years. He enjoyed riding with friends. He has painted, assembled and detailed motorcycles and various vehicles for years. He loved to fish and sit by the camp fire at his favorite “park”. Watching his grandchildren grow into amazing responsible adults gave him plenty to be proud of.

He was one of the founders of the Southeastern Ohio Bikers. This group's purpose was to sponsor the Vietnam Veterans Bike Show annually to raise money for local charities. He was also a member of the Old Boy Bikers. He loved to attend various bike and car shows over the years. Sometimes participating sometimes just reminiscing of cars he’d owned.

He is survived by his “Project” partner. His wife of 38 years, Leslie; children/step children Shane (Jayme Starkey of Zanesville, Stephanie (Eric) Matto of Columbus, Stephen (Jennifer) Dodson of North Carolina; grandchildren Nate and Ashlyn Matto; Jake and Katie Dodson, Adyson and Jayke Starkey; sister-in-law Vicky (Ron) Crist; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his in-laws Lewis and Ruth Krouskoupf; brother Richard (Diane) Harlan and sister Janet Orr.

Special thanks to The James Cancer Center and Shriver’s Hospice for their excellent care. Please do not send flowers or arrangements, consider making a donation to one of these organizations, because they help so many.

Many thanks to our family and friends for the love and support.

Dress code will be Howie’s favorite, JEANS!

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday February 3, 2021 from Noon until time of services at 4pm with Pastor Mike McGuire officiating.            THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE has the distinct honor of serving the Harlan family.  The family ask those attending to follow COVID 19 guidelines.

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