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february 29, 1976 – october 12, 2023
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Troy J. Harding, a beloved son, brother, father, and friend. Born on February 29, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Troy lived a life full of passion, adventure, and love. He peacefully departed this world on October 12, 2023, leaving behind cherished memories and a void in the hearts of all who knew him.
Troy will forever be remembered for his zest for life and his love of the outdoors. Whether it was fishing, hiking, or swimming, he found solace and joy in nature’s embrace. With a creative flair in the kitchen, Troy delighted in the art of cooking, bringing his innovative touch to every dish. As a chef in the restaurant industry, he skillfully created flavors and textures, leaving patrons with a lasting culinary experience.
Troy’s greatest joy and source of pride was his son, Patryk Joseph Harding. They shared a close bond. From visiting the zoo, exploring parks, to enjoying the vibrant colors of pumpkin patches, they created countless cherished memories. Troy’s enthusiasm for life extended to his extended family, as he relished spending time with his nieces and nephews, showering them with laughter and love.
An avid sports enthusiast, Troy had a deep passion for his beloved Cincinnati Bengals, Reds, and Ohio State. He was known to be an unwavering supporter, cheering on his teams through the highs and lows of each season. Additionally, he had a special fondness for movies.
Although gone too soon, Troy’s spirit will forever be cherished by his parents, Linda and Rodney Harding, his son, Patryk Joseph Harding, his siblings, Craig (Lexie) Harding, and Angela (Anthony) Jaspers. His nephews, Chase, Ashton, and Dalton. His nieces, Cate, Remi, and Harper. As well as a dear friend, Nichole. His memory will be kept alive through the stories, laughter, and love shared amongst his surviving family members.
In honor of Troy’s wishes, a memorial service will take place. Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of Troy’s life on Monday, October 30, 2023 at the Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231 at 11:00 AM. During this time, we will come together to remember and honor the remarkable man who brought joy and happiness to each of our lives.
A luncheon will be held at The Aston Woods Clubhouse, 3745 Chestnut Lane, Cleves, Ohio 45002, immediately following The Lake Scattering.
Monday, October 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
Monday, October 30, 2023 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
“I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. I have many fond memories playing with Troy at our family reunions when we were little tikes as well as babysitting him. My heart goes out to my Uncle Rodney & Aunt Linda. I can not even imagine what your going through. Sending many hugs 😢💔 Pamela Wehmeier”
“Dear Linda, Rodney, Patryk, Craig, Angela & Families – We offer our heartfelt condolences & we are holding you close in our thoughts & prayers at this tender time. May you be held by the God of Compassion as we all Remember our “Special Troy” today. May God be with you in your Sorrow & Comfort in your loss. May your Faith, your Family & your Friends give your Strength & Confidence. May your Spirit be lifted, may your Hearts be filled with Peace, may the Light of God’s Promise, fill you with Hope at this sad time. Sending moments of Comfort, Hugs & Love as Troy joins Mom & Dad & the Angels above. Love, Chuck & Jackie”
“I am so sorry for the family’s loss of a Great person. Troy rest in peace my dear friend and I will be there to celebrate your life with family friends and be there for Nichole your dear fiance and for me as well. Nichole and I love you man. 💕”
“My humblest condolences to the Harding family. Troy was a great guy and I remember him fondly from our high school days. My flights of angels sing thee to the rest.”
“Troy, Your spirit for life, your son, and kitchen shenanigans are something I will always hold close to my heart. Sending love to all of those who loved you so very dearly.”
“Troy I wish we could have had the chance to go snag us a couple more big ole fat bass out at Big Creek! I will never be able to bait a bluegill without thinking of you brother. I know you will be able to sit at your favorite fishing hole without ever running out of bait for eternity! Allyson and I will miss you more than words can express my friend. I hope and pray that Patryk grows up strong and wise and has the same giant heart you did. I will see you again someday and i expect you to have us a hot spot ready and waiting! Prayers to your family.”
“Linda and Rodney and Family we are so very Sorry of your loss of Troy. He was a great person and was such a great Dad when Patryk was born, that grin when he was born was priceless. Always so nice and polite and loved he’s cooking. Rest in peace Troy”
“I am so sad to hear of Troy’s passing. He was a master chef and a wonderful person! He will be truly by missed by many😓. My thoughts are prayers are with his family.❤️”
“Troy was such a kind and patient person to work with. I’m so glad our paths crossed. Thinking of his family.”
“Troy, a beautiful light in the world has gone out. Rest in peace cousin. You are part of so many happy childhood memories. My heart goes out to Uncle Rodney and Aunt Linda, his son Patryk, Craig and Angela. Prayers for all of you.”
“Troy was one of my absolute favorite coworkers! He always made us all laugh and feel lighter when he was around. I have so many fond memories of him. My heart goes out to his family and friends in this time of loss.”
“Many happy childhood memories of Troy. He had an infectious smile and could always make you laugh. Many prayers for Uncle Rodney and Aunt Linda, Craig, and Angela. My heart breaks that you have to endure this pain. I know that there was many there waiting to greet Troy upon his arrival to the best place there is. May Our Heavenly Father comfort you and wrap his arms of love around you all. ❤️”
“Rest in peace Nephew, rest in peace , tell Aunt BARB, HELLO ,”
“Have many memories of our childhood together. So heartbroken for his son and siblings and Uncle Rodney and Aunt Linda. Sending up so many prayers for y’all. May God wrap His loving arms around you all during this difficult time. Love yall”
“Troy was a hard worker and loyal to the bone. I wish the entire Harding Family peace during this time. I will remember the joy we all felt hearing his laughter fill our ears and hearts anytime he was present.”
“My heart goes out to Troys family as they hold Troy and his memories deep within them.”
“Troy, you were always fun to talk to to, and a savior in the kitchen. When I heard the news I couldn’t believe it. We know you are angel looking down on Patryk now. May peace be with you.”