Richard Allen Harmon

July 5, 1956 - January 26, 2024

Richard Allen Harmon (67) passed away peacefully at Marliere Hospice Care Center on January 26th 2024 at 3:05 a.m. He was a Marimont High alumni, A sports reporter for the Cincinnati Post, and for 30 plus years he found his home at The Tampa Tribune. Whether he was doing the trib book, laying out the articles for the Sports section so that the paper could be printed or doing what he loved to do. Which is going out in the field and reporting the action himself, he loved his career. He became friends with many and very few he considered family. Richard was a loving son and sibling. He is survived by many including his mother Catherine Harmon, his brother Mike Harmon, and his two sisters Lori Harmon and Elaine Keen. Richard was also an amazing father and grandfather. He is also survived by his two daughters Kelli Whitaker and Kari Harmon and his two grandchildren Andrew Hill and Braydin Harmon. He will also be forever joined with his daughter Katie Harmon and his Father Jack Harmon in heaven.


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  • February 22, 2024
    Carla Woerner says:
    So very sorry to hear of Rick passing. I will never forget how nice he was and his smile I'll remember. May he rest in eternal heavenly peace. May his family and friends find peace and enjoy the memories.

  • February 18, 2024
    Kari Harmon says:
    My dad may have not been there my whole life. But when I needed him the most In my life he showed up and took me in. He saved me and when he asked me to do what he knew was the impossible he asked me to save him too.... He's my rock and my heart and I don't know what I will do without him. May be rest in peace and enjoy being reunited with his daughter Katie, his father Jack and our wonderful cat peanut in heaven. I love you forever dad!

  • February 06, 2024
    Nancy Lakeman House & Bruce says:
    Rick has been an enthusiastic bright star in my life & my husband's (Bruce House) since 1959 when the Harmon's moved to Fairfax. Rick's sister Elaine & I quickly became best friends while Bruce & his brothers were the Harmon's new backyard neighbors. Rick's early sports writing -- & his friendship -- focused on (Bruce's brother) Ray's swimming stats, to the delight of the House family & myself. Rick was a loving bright light for so many of us. He is loved & missed. Our love, prayers & condolences to his family❤️🙏

  • February 06, 2024
    Nancy Mason says:
    May you rest in peace. Prayers to your family.

  • February 05, 2024
    Jane Bokun says:
    Rick was a great friend and loyal colleague at the Tampa Tribune. I’ll miss him.

  • February 02, 2024
    Natalie G says:
    He truly was an amazing person. Everyone who came around him loved him dearly. He will be deeply missed. My condolences to the family. Karinwe love you and are all here for you and the family. May he sleep in peace 💐