Harold Dean DeNoma

09/17/1930 — 03/31/2002

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Harold Dean DeNoma

Harold D. DeNoma was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1930. At the age of 16, he joined the Marines and served time in the Phillipines. Two years later after leaving the military, he married Marlene and had their son, Paul.

He graduated from the Ohio Mechanical Institute, then Teresa was born. He then accepted a job with G.E. as QC inspector. Although his job with G.E. began in Cincinnati, his work took him to many cities in the U.S.

As his career developed, he took a position with Du Pont. His work provided opportunities to travel. Later he joined Bechtel in San Francisco and traveled twice around the world with Marlene. He worked in Korea, Indonesia, Yugoslavia and on two separate occasions in Russia. They really enjoyed their time in Korea, where they made lots of friends and spoke the language some.

His favorite spots were Bali, Costa Rica and Perth. He retired at 52, they planned on retiring in Costa Rica, but political unrest made them change their minds. They moved to Richland to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.

Harold was a quick wit with a great sense of humor. His favorite TV program was Jeopardy and was very good at playing along. He also liked MASH,Hogans’Heros,JAG, Wheel of Fortune and Biography. He loved to cook and BBQ and he grew many of his own vegetables. His favorite sports teams are Reds, Mariners and NY Yankees.

He is survived by Marlene DeNoma, daughter,Terri Ramos, sisters, Betty Dearinger, Cathy Whalen, numerous nephews and nieces, grandsons, Michael Dean DeNoma-Ramos, Daniel Paul DeNoma-Ramos, great-grandson, Kai Julian Ramos, brother-in-law, Mickey Owens, sister-in-law, Pat Owens.

Harold was preceded in death by son, Paul D. DeNoma, dad and mom, Pete and Belva DeNoma and sister, Wanda Lenhof.

A memorial service will be held Thursday April 4, 2002 at 6:30 pm at Einan’s Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to St. Judes Children Hospital or V.F.W. Cook-Erickson Post 7952.

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  • Hi again….. I’m missing you like crazy. This world is in a real pickle right now….
    I hope you and Paul are getting along in heaven. How’s mom? I sure miss you all…. I feel so empty inside!
    Your Grandsons are doing great! They keep me going. Kai and Hannah are just amazing!! You’d be so proud of them just like I am.
    I love you and talk to you guys every day!!

    Terri Toebe
    March 29, 2020
    Richland
  • It’s hard to sum up Mr.D’s life and what he meant to us all in such a small space.He was strong,kind,generous and loving.A wonderful Dad to my life long friend and a shining example of what a real man is made of.Most of my memories are deeply rooted in my childhood and how he would light up a room whenever he walked in.I loved him like a father and always knew that he would help me if ever I needed him.God works miracles and made sure that I would be here with Terri and Mrs.D during this time.Although I wish I could of said goodbye in person,I feel grateful that I could attend his service.He will be greatly missed by many,and will live in our minds and hearts forever.Goodbye Mr.D,my life was better having known you and I will hold onto the memories,till we meet again.

    With love and sadness …..judy

    Judy Weston
    November 4, 2014
    Niagara, Falls, NY, US
  • Hi Dad…I know it has been about a month since you went away. I miss you so much. I’m doing my best to take care of mom like you asked. I wished I really knew what you were going through taking care of her. I wish you were here with us still…I love and miss you terribly. Your daughter, Terri

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dad…mom is 70 now…can you believe it? I miss you everyday. I’m doing my best…just like you always said…and I’m trying to think good thoughts…I can hardly wait to see you again…Love, your daughter.

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • hi dad…Happy Fathers Day….I wish we could BBQ outside on your back porch today like we used to do…remember when you burned the screen…hehehe…that was funny…and remember falling out of the cherry tree?? awww.that was bad. Poor baby…

    Daniel is taking good care of your house. He is an iron worker and a very hard worker…he is alot like you…both Michael and Daniel miss you. Mom is still hanging in there…can you believe it? whoa…

    I think of you daily and hope to see you soooon…I love you…Your daughter T.

    T
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Dad, I miss you.

    I know you are looking down on everything here and just shaking your head….haha..I miss you….I love you…Your great grandkids are a true joy…I wish you were here to see them and teach them…Love you…Love,Terri

    T
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…today is Pauls 55th birthday. Christmas just passed and mom is doing fine. I wish you were here to celebrate the new year with us. I miss you. Love,T

    Your daughter
    November 4, 2014
    richland, US
  • Dad…I still miss you. I’m taking good care of mom. I know you are looking down on us and shaking your head and smiling a little. I have mom at an assisted living place now. After 6 years I need a little break. It is getting harder and harder to care for her. I have to look after my own health and think about myself and my life for a while. I know she is in good hands for now. Spring is just around the corner and I’ll be planting flowers and think about you. Your rosebushes are doing fine under your kitchen window…Daniel is taking good care of your house. I love you…T.

    Your daughter Terri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…it’s April. I miss you. Mom comes home today from the assisted living place here in town. I hope I can still take care of her. I’m having some medical problems but hopefully nothing serious…I Love YOU…T

    Your daughter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad.

    I Miss you!! I’m getting scared about moms health. The doc says she isn’t doing too well. I’m doing my best to care for her. She is usually in a great mood. Sure alot different from a few months ago. I think she knows her time here on earth is short. I will miss her. She has been my buddy for over 6 yrs. I won’t know what to do with myself if she goes. My prayer is that she goes in her sleep and without pain. Life sure is tough sometimes. I can hardly wait to come to Heaven. Have you seen Aunt Cathey? She came there to see you last week. I miss you. Love,ME

    Your only daughter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Today so far I cant seem to stop thinking about you. Maybe because its March. I feel so alone. I hope you are at peace. I miss you.

    I hope mom is making you laugh.

    Love you and mom forever.

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…Today is your birthday and I miss you so much. I haven’t written on here in a while but I think about you every day.I was going to make you a cake like usual but decided Id just eat it and get fatter so I decided against it.HA…I miss you so much…I can’t seem to function without you.

    Im lonely every day…You would be so proud of your grand kids…im sure you know whats happening down here…so I hope you’re smiling down on us…I love you…

    terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, usa
  • Dad, I think about you every single day…I know you are in a happier place now but im so so so sad without you. I really am having a rough time making it day by day. Im so lonely I can’t stand it. I don’t know whats wrong with me. I don’t know why I can’t connect with people. its seems like I have lots of friends but where are they.?? You were my BEST friend ever…and I miss you. Mike and Daniel are doing great. Im so proud of both of the. I wish you were here to see how much they remind me of you. <3 Your grandson is driving now...he was only4 when you left us. Hannah got her braces on yesterday. She is gorgeous and she even looks like me when I was little. crazy huh?

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, usa
  • grampa I wish you comed back…from Kai

    age 4

    i miss you

    I wish you never went to heaven so come back down here, maybe if the angels aren’t too busy they can bring you back please. Can you come down her to see me? I miss you thats why i’m sending you this letter…i wish you’d come back. I’m not kidding. Please come back. I miss you very much. Love,Kai…bye bye.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Hi Dad. I sure miss you. I think oabout you everyday. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Mom is at a care facility for now. We both miss you terribly. See you in heaven…I love you.

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…it’s almost summer time. Your roses are blooming and look really nice. Daniel is taking care of your house and yard. He has a nice girlfriend now. Her name is Corynn. You would really like her. She is quiet, smily and very pretty. I haven’t ever seen Daniel so happy. He thinks the world of her. I hope they treat each other with respect and eventually get married. Thank you for your kind ways. I love you. T.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Dad, Yesteday was moms 69th birthday. I remember how you used to spoil her with jewelry and pumpkin pie instead of cake. You are in my thoughts daily. I love you.

    terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…today is your 54th wedding anniversary…I miss you very very very much…

    I’m working now…I enjoy it. Love those babies at the nursery…Your roses look great and Daniel is taking care of your house…I love you and miss you. T.

    Your daughter
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • It’s hard to sum up Mr.D’s life and what he meant to us all in such a small space.He was strong,kind,generous and loving.A wonderful Dad to my life long friend and a shining example of what a real man is made of.Most of my memories are deeply rooted in my childhood and how he would light up a room whenever he walked in.I loved him like a father and always knew that he would help me if ever I needed him.God works miracles and made sure that I would be here with Terri and Mrs.D during this time.Although I wish I could of said goodbye in person,I feel grateful that I could attend his service.He will be greatly missed by many,and will live in our minds and hearts forever.Goodbye Mr.D,my life was better having known you and I will hold onto the memories,till we meet again.

    With love and sadness …..judy

    Judy Weston
    November 4, 2014
    Niagara, Falls, NY, US
  • Hi Dad…I know it has been about a month since you went away. I miss you so much. I’m doing my best to take care of mom like you asked. I wished I really knew what you were going through taking care of her. I wish you were here with us still…I love and miss you terribly. Your daughter, Terri

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dad…mom is 70 now…can you believe it? I miss you everyday. I’m doing my best…just like you always said…and I’m trying to think good thoughts…I can hardly wait to see you again…Love, your daughter.

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • hi dad…Happy Fathers Day….I wish we could BBQ outside on your back porch today like we used to do…remember when you burned the screen…hehehe…that was funny…and remember falling out of the cherry tree?? awww.that was bad. Poor baby…

    Daniel is taking good care of your house. He is an iron worker and a very hard worker…he is alot like you…both Michael and Daniel miss you. Mom is still hanging in there…can you believe it? whoa…

    I think of you daily and hope to see you soooon…I love you…Your daughter T.

    T
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Dad, I miss you.

    I know you are looking down on everything here and just shaking your head….haha..I miss you….I love you…Your great grandkids are a true joy…I wish you were here to see them and teach them…Love you…Love,Terri

    T
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…today is Pauls 55th birthday. Christmas just passed and mom is doing fine. I wish you were here to celebrate the new year with us. I miss you. Love,T

    Your daughter
    November 4, 2014
    richland, US
  • Dad…I still miss you. I’m taking good care of mom. I know you are looking down on us and shaking your head and smiling a little. I have mom at an assisted living place now. After 6 years I need a little break. It is getting harder and harder to care for her. I have to look after my own health and think about myself and my life for a while. I know she is in good hands for now. Spring is just around the corner and I’ll be planting flowers and think about you. Your rosebushes are doing fine under your kitchen window…Daniel is taking good care of your house. I love you…T.

    Your daughter Terri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…it’s April. I miss you. Mom comes home today from the assisted living place here in town. I hope I can still take care of her. I’m having some medical problems but hopefully nothing serious…I Love YOU…T

    Your daughter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad.

    I Miss you!! I’m getting scared about moms health. The doc says she isn’t doing too well. I’m doing my best to care for her. She is usually in a great mood. Sure alot different from a few months ago. I think she knows her time here on earth is short. I will miss her. She has been my buddy for over 6 yrs. I won’t know what to do with myself if she goes. My prayer is that she goes in her sleep and without pain. Life sure is tough sometimes. I can hardly wait to come to Heaven. Have you seen Aunt Cathey? She came there to see you last week. I miss you. Love,ME

    Your only daughter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Today so far I cant seem to stop thinking about you. Maybe because its March. I feel so alone. I hope you are at peace. I miss you.

    I hope mom is making you laugh.

    Love you and mom forever.

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…Today is your birthday and I miss you so much. I haven’t written on here in a while but I think about you every day.I was going to make you a cake like usual but decided Id just eat it and get fatter so I decided against it.HA…I miss you so much…I can’t seem to function without you.

    Im lonely every day…You would be so proud of your grand kids…im sure you know whats happening down here…so I hope you’re smiling down on us…I love you…

    terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, usa
  • Dad, I think about you every single day…I know you are in a happier place now but im so so so sad without you. I really am having a rough time making it day by day. Im so lonely I can’t stand it. I don’t know whats wrong with me. I don’t know why I can’t connect with people. its seems like I have lots of friends but where are they.?? You were my BEST friend ever…and I miss you. Mike and Daniel are doing great. Im so proud of both of the. I wish you were here to see how much they remind me of you. <3 Your grandson is driving now...he was only4 when you left us. Hannah got her braces on yesterday. She is gorgeous and she even looks like me when I was little. crazy huh?

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, usa
  • grampa I wish you comed back…from Kai

    age 4

    i miss you

    I wish you never went to heaven so come back down here, maybe if the angels aren’t too busy they can bring you back please. Can you come down her to see me? I miss you thats why i’m sending you this letter…i wish you’d come back. I’m not kidding. Please come back. I miss you very much. Love,Kai…bye bye.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Hi Dad. I sure miss you. I think oabout you everyday. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Mom is at a care facility for now. We both miss you terribly. See you in heaven…I love you.

    Terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…it’s almost summer time. Your roses are blooming and look really nice. Daniel is taking care of your house and yard. He has a nice girlfriend now. Her name is Corynn. You would really like her. She is quiet, smily and very pretty. I haven’t ever seen Daniel so happy. He thinks the world of her. I hope they treat each other with respect and eventually get married. Thank you for your kind ways. I love you. T.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Dad, Yesteday was moms 69th birthday. I remember how you used to spoil her with jewelry and pumpkin pie instead of cake. You are in my thoughts daily. I love you.

    terri
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Hi Dad…today is your 54th wedding anniversary…I miss you very very very much…

    I’m working now…I enjoy it. Love those babies at the nursery…Your roses look great and Daniel is taking care of your house…I love you and miss you. T.

    Your daughter
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Dad…I sure miss you.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • It has been almost one year since you’ve been gone. I miss you more and more everyday. I’m “holding down the fort”…I love you. T.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • hi grampa…I miss you. I have a little sister now. You should see her…she is really cute. I love you.

    kai
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Harold was a very special man.

    when i visited him in the hospital, i told him that when he got out i would take him where ever he wanted to go and buy him a beer. i’m sorry i couldn’t do that for him.

    Lonnie Hunter
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Harold was a very loving and caring husband and father,and he will live in the hearts and memories of everyone who knew him.

    May God bless his families and may his soul rest in peace.Harold will be greatly missed.

    Ty & Donna Bloomer
    November 4, 2014
    Fairfield, OH, US
  • I’ll always remember Harold as one of my favorite supervisors. We have many fond memories from our days together in San Francisco. I’ll miss you, Harold.

    Jim Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I love you dad…I am going to miss you more than words can ever say. You were my hero. Then and NOW.

    terri Ramos
    November 4, 2014
    richland, CA, US
  • Harold was not only our neighbor but our buddy and friend. We have lots of memories filled with fixing sprinklers, yardwork, gardening and his inspection of projects. The neighborhood will not be the same.

    Larry & Faye Wiggins
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Harold was my brother-in-law for over 20 years. He was always a gracious host and we’ve visited with him in OH,NY,TX,CA and WA. He taught me or tried to teach this Yankee how to make southern biscuits and gravy. We shared lots of wonderful meals at his table especially when he was grilling. He was a nice man and it was my pleasure to have known him.

    Pat Owens
    November 4, 2014
    Rodeo, NM, US