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Harold R. Theiss

October 24, 1932 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 89)


In the evening hours of Friday, January 7, 2022, Mr. Harold Ross Theiss entered eternal rest. A native of Adams County, OH, Harold graduated from Belfast High School in Belfast, OH. He furthered his education at Wilmington College in Wilmington, OH receiving a BA degree in Education. He then received a Master's Degree in Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH. In July of 1952, Mr. Theiss volunteered for service in the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharged, he embarked upon his life's work in public education. He was an elementary teacher and then Principal in the Mariemont OH School District for 30 years.

After retirement, Harold relocated to Dade City, FL in 1999 and then to Woodruff, SC in 2019. He loved painting, woodworking, bowling, camping, canoeing, gardening and golf. During his life, he was an active member of the Lion's Club, Knights of Pythias, and the United States Canoe Association through which he met his wife of 39 years, Joan K. Theiss.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Theiss leaves two daughters (born of his marriage to Margaret Ann Young) Pamela Lynne (Dan) Jones of Cincinnati, OH and Nancy Jeanne Eichstadt-Jody (Edward) of Moore, SC; sister Shirley Leininger (Bill) of Hillsboro, OH; sister-in-law Sue Theiss of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Ryan Benhase (Amy) of Cincinnati, OH, Nicholas Benhase (Sarah) of Milford, OH, and Taylor Jones of Cincinnati, OH; great-grandchildren Jericho, Anna, and Milo. 

Mr. Theiss was preceded in death by his brother, Dan Theiss.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg,  




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Celebration of Life
January 29, 2022

1:00 PM
The Golf Club at Stonelick Hills
3155 Sherilyn Lane
Batavia, OH 45103


Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Hospice Home
686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg SC 29303

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