Gamble, Harold

Written by David Green.

Harold R. Gamble, 96, of Toledo, Ohio, died Aug. 12, 2010, at The Colonnades Retirement Community in Charlottesville, Va.

Born Nov. 11, 1913, in Fayette, Ohio, Harold was the son of rural mail carrier B. V. Gamble and Carrie Phillips Gamble.

Harold was a retired DeVilbiss Company air compressor engineer with three patents on his designs. One of the air compressors was featured in a 2005 art exhibition entitled “Streamlined Design,“ which toured seven museums in France, Canada and the United States.

After earning his engineering degree at the University of Toledo, he married Vera Borton, also of Fayette, and they settled in Toledo where Vera taught at DeVeaux School. Music was important to the Gambles and they enjoyed attending concerts at the Toledo Museum Peristyle and Music Under the Stars summer band concerts at the Toledo Zoo amphitheater.

They were active members of Calvary United Methodist Church, where Harold often sang tenor solos and was financial secretary for 27 years. After retirement, the two enjoyed travel and wintered on Anna Maria Island, Fla.

Harold’s wife Vera preceded him in death in January. He is survived by their daughters: Nancy (and Dan Pressley), Martha (and Don) Winston, and Linda (and Greg) Heuer, in addition to eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Fayette Christian Church, followed by interment at Pleasant View Cemetery, Fayette. Memorial gifts are suggested to Fayette Christian Church.

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