Obit - Harry W. Ebert
Giants of Welding Industry
February 5, 2014
Harry W. Ebert
Harry W. Ebert born June 25, 1925 passed away peacefully on February 5, 2014. He spent the last year of his live in an assisted living facility on Long Island, NY. Prior to that he resided in Madison NJ. Harry was born in Mannheim, Germany. Due to the Nazi persecution, he left on a “kinder transport” for Holland. He stayed there until 1940 when he, his twin sisters and father immigrated to the United States. His mother joined a year later.
Harry attended the Ohio State University until he was drafted in 1943. In the service he was assigned to an intelligent unit where he participated in several war crime trials. While stationed in Germany he met his future wife, Hanna. They were married in 1947. When he returned to Columbus, OH, he finished his bachelor’s degree at OSU and was a member of the first graduating class of Welding Engineers in 1948. Later he earned his master’s degree.
He worked for 50 years in various engineering firms. He retired from Exxon as the principal welding engineer in 2000. After that he still worked as a consultant, until a year before his death. He loved his work which took him to 60 different countries. He spent many years in the army reserve where he enjoyed the rank of Colonel.
In 1985 he established the “Hanni & Harry Ebert Scholarship Fund” to benefit students in welding engineering at OSU. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. His wife Hanni, died in 2009, after a happy marriage of 62 years.
Harry will be mourned by his niece Ariel Greenfield who was the principal in caring for his needs in the last years of his life. He will be missed by his sisters Ursula Holloway, Lisa Greenfield, his nephews John Quimjian, Larry Shipp and his niece Kathy Jones. Many more family members, friends and colleagues were also touched by his life and will surely remember his loyalty, intelligence and sense of humor.
If you wish to contribute in his memory please send it to: Harry and Hanni Scholarship Fund (Fund #601880). the Ohio State University, c/o Lindsey Margaroli, Dreese Lab 232, 2015 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210. Celebration of Life will be held at Restland Memorial Park. On March 29, 1:30pm.
Source | Permission: Ariel Greenfield (Niece)
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