In Memoriam: Harold Requarth

Harold Requarth, of Requarth Lumber Company in Dayton, Ohio died Friday, July 1. He was 90 years old.

BMSA President Lynn Schwarz sent the following email sharing the news with those in the LBM industry:

It saddened me to learn of the recent passing of one of our industry’s most respected leaders. Harold W. Requarth, of Kettering, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at the age of 90.

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Harold joined the Requarth Lumber Company in Dayton after serving in the Merchant Marines during World War II. During his 63 year career at Requarth Lumber he served as the company’s President/CEO and Chairman of the Board before retiring in 2013. Harold was instrumental in the success of Requarth Lumber over those years. He spearheaded the development of three area Lumber Marts, as well as the Dayton Flameproof and Wood Preserving Company.

Harold was a graduate of Fairview High School and Ohio University. He was active for many years with the Engineer’s Club of Dayton, serving on the Board of Governors and earning a lifetime membership. He was also a member of TAU BETA PI, as well as numerous volunteer organizations.

Harold is survived by his wife Cherriann Requarth, daughter Kathy Requarth Mount and son David Requarth (Nancy), as well as four grandchildren: Leslie Locke (David). Erin Requarth, Kelcey Requarth and Elliot Mount. He also leaves behind sister Louise Pippenger, brother Charles Requarth and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 7th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Westbrock Funeral Home, 5980 Bigger Road, Dayton, OH. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 8th at Westbrock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery with Pastor Mark Carlson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Hospice of Dayton or a charity of your choice.
Please keep Harold’s wife Cherriann and the rest of the Requarth family in your thoughts and prayers.

Best regards,
Lynn Schwarz