Luke McCallum Harwood, 48, passed away, suddenly, in Buckeye, Arizona on March 29th 2022. Luke is survived by his father, Peter R. Harwood of Lakewood, Ohio; mother, Margo Beery Harwood (Aaron Feldman) of Orange Twp., Ohio; brother, Matthew Harwood (Melanie) of Twinsburg, Ohio; and son, Jax Tanner Harwood of Huntington Beach, California.
Luke was born in Cleveland Ohio on March 19, 1974, and spent most of his childhood living in Shaker Heights, Ohio with his parents and older brother. From a young age, Luke was always putting his own spin on normal activities. His mom says he was “always ready to bolt” while friends and neighbors knew him to be “charming and quite persuasive” with a “winning smile”. One of his elementary school teachers recently described him as “a spirited ball of fire”. As a child, Luke was never where he told his mom he would be, and that carried on through his teenage years and adult life. His mom remembers ordering pizza to be delivered to a friend’s house where Luke was supposed to be playing, only to hear from the delivery man that there was nobody there. Margo says she always felt like Luke was “on loan” and it was not surprising when he left his hometown and family when he was only sixteen years old.
As a young adult, Luke hit the road in the spirit of the Grateful Dead Deadheads and his journeys took him to Tennessee and Florida among other places. Wherever he went, he found like-minded people and formed relationships quickly. Though he spent much of his adult life incarcerated, there were also some very special and happy times for Luke. During his happiest and healthiest times in Prescott, Arizona, Luke worked briefly as a Chemical Dependency Counselor for Decision Point Rehab. He also met Erin Immegart during this time and on February 6, 2014, they welcomed a son, Jax Tanner Harwood, to the world. Luke and his mom had been on close terms for the last three years, making plans together for Jax. Erin and Jax now make California home, giving Margo and Aaron the chance to warm up during visits to play at the beach in Southern California.
The reason learning of Luke’s death is so crushing to so many people is because he represented an opportunity for new beginnings. He will be missed by many people.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Cleveland District AA (https://www.aacle.org) or the charity of your choice.
THE FAMILY WILL HOLD A PRIVATE INTERMENT BUT FRIENDS MAY CALL AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH 44120 SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH FROM NOON UNTIL 2 PM FOR A CATERED RECEPTION.