It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Harry Ebeling.
Oakwood has lost one of its ardent cheerleaders; president of Oakwood High School’s Student Association, 1950;
“Mr. Oakwood” as named at Oakwood’s Centennial Celebration; and president emeritus of the Oakwood Historical Society.
Harry Ebeling was born and raised in Oakwood. He was a 1950 graduate of Oakwood High School.
Four years later he graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, and then served in the U.S. Air Force.
Later obtaining his law degree from Ohio State University, he returned to Oakwood with his wife Marty and
family, where he practiced law with Pickerel, Schaeffer and Ebeling.
Harry’s great passion was the history of the local region, especially Oakwood. His research and reporting
laid the foundation for the organization we know today as the Oakwood Historical Society. He was a longtime
leader, President, and activist with the Society, and established a relationship with City officials
that strengthened the efforts for preservation which continues to this day. Harry's efforts brought
education projects, historically designated neighborhoods, citizen tours, archival and preservation of
Oakwood’s history. His enthusiasm and welcoming manner attracted citizens to learn and participate in local history.
A memorial service is planned at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W Dixon Ave, on August 29, at 1030AM.
Rest in Peace, Harry. You lived a good life, touched many, and we will miss you.