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Harold James Boler

April 25, 1949 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

BOLER, Mr. James Harold, age 72, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at Indian Springs of Oakley. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Madison Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio. Harold James Bolar, was born in Mobile, Alabama to Mary L. Bolar Washington and Otis Lockett, who proceeded him in death. He came to Cincinnati at an early age and made it his home. He was a 1967 graduate of Hughes High School. Harold was an avid studier of business materials and history, especially Black History. Harold loved baseball and played the sport for several years in his younger days. He often spoke of how proud he was to be a product of the 1960’s. He thought this era of time to be that of the change agents like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Vietnam War, the Riots, Soul Music and Black Power. You could find him in the kitchen cooking or performing his daily chores, or walking down the street; no matter the place, he would breakout in a song from the 1960’s. Harold worked as a chemical operator for various chemical companies throughout Cincinnati and New York. He later worked with his mother Mary Bolar Washington helping her to bring a dream to fruition…The Kalawentz Natural Hair Care products; better known as Black & Bossie. He enjoyed working with his mother as he assisted her in developing the formula for the hair care products. With business always on his mind, Harold worked to develop and sharpen his own entrepreneurial skills. He put his marketing skills into action as he developed the Asbury Missionary Telemarketing Company. Harold took pride in being a “big brother.” He was the first born of five siblings. He was a “storyteller” of the family history or any other history. He could captivate his audience with comedy or revelation.Even though some areas of his life were dark and private, he never ceased to take the opportunity to counsel or provide words of wisdom to his siblings, family and friends. It was in the darkest days of his life, in 2004-2005, that Harold surrendered to God and was delivered and set free from the addiction that had him bound. Harold leaves to cherish his memories his siblings, Lindsey Bolar, Vanessa Slater, Cassandra Fowler (David, a devoted brother-in law), Kelvin Washington (Genevieve, a devoted sister-in-law), Nieces: Brandi Slater Sanders and Ebonie Bolar, Nephews: Darrell Slater, Jr. (DJ), Lindsey Bolar, Jr., David Fowler, Jr., and five great nieces and two great nephews, a dear and loving aunt, Umerline Stanton and a host of family and friends.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
September 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Cincinnati, Ohio

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