Ronald Thomas Harkness

Jun 1, 1944 - Feb 2, 2012


Passed away in Roseville on February 2, 2012, at 67 years of age. Beloved husband of 46 years of Janet Harkness; loving father of Ronda Last (Andrew) and Bill Harkness (Shinae); devoted Papa of Flora, Jaron, Fauna, and Will; dear brother-in-law of Patricia Vastadore, Loretta Matsko (Chuck), and Sallie Kaser; caring uncle to Ronald (Nancy), Christopher, Nichol (Ralph), Whitney, Rebecca, and Tom.
He was born in Pennsylvania and resided in the Sacramento area for many years. He was a school psychologist for the San Juan Unified School District. He was one of the founding members for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs at SJUSD. He was instrumental in developing and authored the Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) manual. He was very involved in numerous Special Education programs.
Friends are welcome to East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and to attend services on Tuesday at 1:00 PM, also at East Lawn. Burial services will follow at Fair Oaks District Cemetery.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Liewsinyee says:

    – Wow! These photos are aaznimg. What a gorgeous bride. You truly capture all the emotions of the day. Loved the dress, the hair, the venue, everything. Gorgeous photos. Stunning!!

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