February 9, 1976 - March 12, 2020
Christopher Shawn Harkabusic -February 9, 1976 – March 12, 2020
Shawn gave up his long health struggles on Thursday, March 12, 2020 with his loving family at his side. He leaves behind his wife Michelle, son Parker Ray, daughter Jordan Elizabeth and son Austin, cherished mother Vivian Harkabusic, sister Missy Mason, nephew Austin Mason, niece Brittony Stocker, in addition to many other relatives, a myriad of close friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond (8/31/1994) and brother Jerry (11/20/2013). Shawn will be forever missed by his family and friends.
From the day Shawn was born his place in the family was “the baby” and that never changed. He had a father who worshiped him and a mother who adored him. If you were to ask his brother and sister, they would tell you he never let them forget, “See guys, I always get my way”. He shared many great times with his brother and sister growing up and as adults. Shawn touched the lives of many people throughout his lifetime and was blessed with lasting friendships. He enjoyed traveling, sailing, golf, sports and most importantly spending time with his family.
Shawn’s world became complete when the met his wife Michelle and her son, Austin. Michelle will tell you their marriage was spent laughing together and making every moment count. Life become even better when he became a father to Parker and Jordan., his babies brought him so much pride and happiness. He loved being a dad! He made sure their lives were fun and full of great adventures.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hodapp Funeral Home 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Road, West Chester, OH 45069. FUNERAL MASS WILL BE HELD PRIVATELY WITH ONLY THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY DUE TO COVID-19 PROTOCOL.
THE LUNCHEON HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID -19, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.
In lieu of flowers, please consider giving in tribute to Shawn to the Free Store Food Bank, 112 E. Liberty St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Pallbearers will be: Jack McIntyre, Joe Mays, Mark Keuper, Otis Smith, Brian Fitzpatrick, Jaime Liebert, Troy Brandt, Neil Brandt.
Shawn would request that you:
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.