May 23, 2022

Ed Harstine remembered as passionate about education and helping others

  • Edward Harstine died Sept. 25 of COVID-19 at the age of 73. His funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at West Lafayette Baptist Church.
  • He served as a teacher and principal for Ridgewood Schools and was GED Coordinator and case manager for Coshocton County Job and Family Services.
  • Harstine was also a basketball referee, member West Lafayette UMC and member of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge.
  • Harstine is being remembered for his passion for education and helping others to realize and live up to their potential.

COSHOCTON — Edward Harstine is being remembered by family and colleagues as a local champion of education and encouraging people to live up to their potential. Harstine died on Sept. 25 at the age of 73 of COVID-19. 

He was a teacher in the Ridgewood District from 1969 to 1983 and served as a principal at Fresno and Plainfield Elementary schools from 1990 to 1999.

After retirement from the district, he became the GED coordinator and case worker at Coshocton County Job and Family Services for about 10 years. He was also a basketball referee, member of West Lafayette United Methodist Church and member of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge for 49 years. 

Daniel Brenneman, director of Coshocton County JFS, and Ed Zinkon, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act specialist and career counselor, worked alongside Harstine at JFS and were students of his in school. 

https://www.coshoctontribune.com/story/news/local/2021/09/30/ed-harstine-remembered-passionate-education-and-helping-others/5921776001/