David L. Harlan Monday, June 27, 1949 - Friday, May 26, 2017

ZANESVILLE David L. Harlan 67 of Zanesville, passed away Friday May 26, 2017 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House. He was born June 27, 1949 in Zanesville a son of Florence Ridenour Harlan and the late George Harlan. David served his country and protected our freedoms from 1972-1974 in the United States Army. He received his Masters Degree from The Ohio State University and was retired from John Glenn High School where he taught Industrial Arts. He was Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop and Crew 510 in New Concord and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Zanesville. He is survived by his wife Linda Kimpel Harlan; daughter Kara Green; son Nathan (Jennifer) Harlan and all of Zanesville; two sisters Beth (Bruce) Rose of Glenford and Karen (Jim) Ewing of Circleville; five grandchildren Samantha (Jacob) Lafferty Kaleigh Green, Olivia Harlan, Raegan Green and Cohen Harlan . Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at The Snouffer Funeral Home, 1150 West Military Road, Zanesville and one hour prior to services at 11:00am on Wednesday May 31, 2017 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church 116 North 7th Street Zanesville with Rev. Mark Combs officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery Sonora. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church 116 North 7th Street Zanesville, OH 43701. To send a note of condolence to the family go to www.snoufferfuneralhome.com, find us on Facebook or call our caring staff at 740.450.8000.

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So sorry for your loss Linda. 

I was sorry to hear of Dave's death -- and just wanted to express what a postive impact he had on our kids. My son Matthew was a member of Troop 510 during the late 1990s - early 2000s. Matt gained a lot from scouting - self-reliance, planning skills, teamwork -- etc. It was caring of Dave to devote time to the troop to help the young men in the community. Our daughter Katherine benefited greatly from Dave's teaching at the High School.  I'm looking now at three sculptural glass and wood pieces she made with Dave's help during her senior year in 1999. She received awards for those pieces in the Governor's Art Show. She has gone on to make a living through art (initally she wanted to be a sculptor) -- thanks to the influence in large part from Dave and Amy Kennedy. She also wields a mean electric drill and tackles household projects with confidence! So Dave made a difference in the lives of the young people he touched -- and I can only hope that is some consolation to you at this time. I'm very sorry for your loss.

My friend Karen Newton requested prayer for you Sunday am. I was shocked to hear of Dave's death. I contacted my girls. Lori remembered him bringing her home the day our house was robbed. She also said in study hall, he sounded like John Wayne. So sorry for this loss in your family. May God grant you peace in this storm.


Linda and Family,

I always will remember David as my cool older cousin who had a motorcycle and a apartmrnt on campus (osu)..  The first Deep Purple eight track he gave me for christmas at the Ridenour Family gift exchange.. 

So very sorry for your loss..

I don't have a single memory from high school, scouts and band that doesn't have Mr. Harlan in it. He taught me many valuable life lessons in scouts. He was one of the driving forces for me to make eagle scout. I had many many laughs riding to camp outs with him and Nathan. Mr. Harlan kept an eye on me even after I long left Ohio. I can still to this day hear his voice in the woods of scout camp and in the halls of the high school. He was a great man. To Linda, Kara and Nathan, I wish I was home to visit with you all! Dave will be missed.

Thoughts and prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss. RIP Dave.  Vicki Wilson







Dave was a family man, very ptoud of his family and yet he taught self reliance.  Prayers and thoughts to Linda and his family.

Thoughts and prayers with you all.  Dave was a special person and will be missed. Sorry I couldn't be there.   R.I.P. Dave

Kara and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss  I enjoyed working with him on various committees in the district.  He will be missed by many