WARREN — Dr. Randall G. Tharp, age 73, a resident of Howland, Ohio, passed away early Sunday morning, July 15, 2012, at St. Joseph Health Center E.R., Warren, Ohio.
Born Dec. 7, 1938, in Ashland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles and Nina (Scott) Tharp. Randall was a graduate of Ashland High School, Ashland College with a BS Degree, and Kirksville College Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. On Sept. 4, 1976, he married Elaine A. Mazzochi Tharp.
In 1966, Randall started his family Medicine Practice in Andover, Ohio and retired in 1990 from his family practice; from 1990 to 2011, he was a Nursing Home Physician and Medical Director at area Nursing Homes.
He was the Team Physician at Pymatuming Valley High School in Andover for over 25 years; first President for American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine; he was the former Chief of Staff at Warren General Hospital; had been the former President of Andover Chamber of Commerce, the Monday Music Club at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, Ohio, and was instrumental in building a satellite Emergency Room currently known as St. Joseph Emergency Room in Andover, Ohio. He was an avid sailor and enjoyed fly fishing and golfing and loved to travel.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine A. Tharp; children, Lisa (Jim) Struna of Williamsfield, Ohio, Dr. Jeffery (Carol) Tharp of Lake Milton, Ohio, Robyn DiMauro of Howland, Ohio, and Toni DiMauro of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandchildren, Greg Struna, Ashley (Ryan) Fertig, Jacob, Gabrielle, Taylor Tharp and Alexa DiMauro; three great-grandchildren; brother, James Tharp of Loudenville, Ohio; and a sister, Margery Brubaker of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Tharp; and three sisters, Evelyn Boyer, Helen Clark and Rosemary Lynn.
Memorial Calling Hours will be Wednesday, July 18th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the PETER ROSSI & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1884 North Road N.E., Warren, Ohio.
Memorial Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 19th, at Grace Fellowship Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home in Howland, 4700 North River Road, Warren, Ohio 44484 or Grace Fellowship Church, 2150 Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren, Ohio 44484.
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