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Harold L. Stancliff

November 20, 1937 — June 14, 2024

Cedarville

Harold L. Stancliff (86) of Cedarville, Ohio passed away Friday, June 14 at Greene Memorial Hospital. Harold was born in Jackson, Ohio on November 20, 1937 to Harmon H. and Clara Halterman Stancliff, who proceeded him in death along with his sister Joan Stancliff Anderson. 

Harold graduated from Yellow Springs High School before meeting his wife, Virgina Bennington Stancliff. They met at Dick & Tom’s Diner in Yellow Springs before Harold got up the courage to ask Virgnia out on a date. They were married November 29, 1959 in Clifton, Ohio. Harold had many jobs over the years. He worked at his parents’ grocery store in Yellow Springs, he was an optician for optometrists Drs. Boyd and Eubel in Fairborn and later at Englefield Optometrists in Yellow Springs. He was probably best known as the owner of Old Weird Harold’s 72 Market in Clifton, Ohio. He also served in the Army National Guard during the Berlin Wall Crisis in 1961. He retired from YSI in Yellow Springs.

Harold is survived by two daughters: Jody Stancliff of The Villages, Florida and Beverly (Vic) Norberg of Orlando, Florida. He had four grandchildren, all of Orlando: Sydney (Nick) Slavens, Paige Norberg, Ryan Norberg, and Eric Norberg. He is also survived by his niece, Krista (Robbie) Harding of Yellow Springs, Les Prether of Springfield, and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. 

Harold was well known throughout the Clifton and Cedarville communities. He was the co-founding member of the Clifton Old Timers Club and creator of Old Clifton Days in Clifton, Ohio. He served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT on the Clifton Fire Department. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was part of both the Yellow Springs Masonic Lodge and the Cedarville Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Clifton Senior Citizens. He also served as Zoning Officer on the Cedarville Village Council and a member of the council. He thoroughly enjoyed his daily coffee with the Liars Club at Beans & Cream in Cedarville. He was a board member at the Cedarville Nazarene Church in Cedarville. 

Harold was well known for his sense of humor and was a master storyteller. He enjoyed sharing funny stories of things that happened while he and Virginia owned the 72 Market. 

Harold was the epitome of a family man. He loved visiting his daughters and grandchildren in Florida. He loved being involved in his grandchildren’s lives, spending many Christmases and summers with them. Harold never knew a stranger and was a good friend to many in the Clifton and Cedarville communities, and beyond. 

The family will receive guests on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Cedarville Nazarene Church with his funeral beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jesse Aarens officiating. Harold will be laid to rest at Clifton Cemetery following his service. Memorial contributions may be made to the church in his honor. Condolences are forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cedarville Church of the Nazarene

125 S Main St, Cedarville, OH 45314

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cedarville Church of the Nazarene

125 S Main St, Cedarville, OH 45314

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