Obituaries

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Today's Death Notices

Harold Berman, 93

Judith A. Brooker, 66

Last Week's Obituaries

Todd M. Cole

Published on: Monday, January 9, 2017

Todd M. Cole, 35, of Greene, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday January 1, 2017.

Todd was born on April 15, 1981 in Norwich, NY and is survived by his mother, Lisa (Wright) Beadle and step-father, Mark Beadle, his father, Bruce Cole and step-mother Amy Tiffany, step-brothers, Kyle Beadle, Bryan Beadle, Dillon Beadle, step-sister, Nikkole Beadle, Grandmother, Catherine Wehrli, Grandfather, George Cole, Step-grandmother, Beverly Cole, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Todd was known for his generous heart, his larger-than-life personality, and his ability to bring humor into any situation. He had many passions, including all things music and guitars, cooking, his beloved dogs, and most importantly, his countless friends and family, whom he selflessly devoted himself to and held very close to his heart. Todd brought endless joy to the lives of those who knew and loved him.

He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Calling hours for Todd will be held at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 N. Broad St. Norwich, N.Y. on Friday January 13 from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Donations in Todd’s memory may be made to the Todd Cole Memorial Scholarship at https://www.plumfund.com/charity-fundraising/the-rod-lives-on or the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815.


Bernice Voorhis

Published on: Monday, January 9, 2017

Bernice Voorhis, 82, of Norwich, Preston Manor and formerly of Sherburne, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home.

Bernice was born on July 10, 1934 in Norwich the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (King) Voorhis. She attended school in Norwich and Pittsfield from which she graduated. Over the years she had been employed by Cheesebro Ponds, Sherwood Medical, Egg Low and Classic Pharmaceutical.

Bernice was a quiet lady and just enjoyed keeping to herself.

Bernice is survived by her brother Carl Voorhis of Norwich along with several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Marion Voorhis.

A funeral service for Bernice will be held on Thursday, January 12, at 1:00 pm from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeremy Stopford, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Earlville will officiate. Interment will be a t a later date in the Butternut Valley Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Thursday from 12-1pm.


James A. Sanford Sr.

Published on: Monday, January 9, 2017

James A. Sanford Sr., 76, of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, January 6, 2017 at his home in Plymouth.

Jim was born on January 9, 1940 in Salamanca, NY the son of Glenn and Ione (Kerr) Sanford Sr. He came to the area at an early age and attended the New Berlin school from which he graduated in 1958. Following his graduation he worked on several area farms, did construction work with his dad and worked at GLA in Norwich before entering the United States Army. Jim served his country from 1960 – 1964 with a deployment to Korea. Upon his honorable discharge he had earned the rank of Sergeant.

Jim was a man who was not afraid to work. Over the years he had been employed by Sheffield Chemical, worked construction for several years, Champion Products, the Town of Norwich Highway Dept., Unison and was the former Town of Plymouth Highway Superintendent from which he retired 14 years ago. He also did electrical work on the side and had served as the Town of Plymouth Town Justice.

Jim was also very active in the Plymouth community. He was a 43 year member of the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Dept. He had served as Chief, was former Asst. Chief and Treasurer of the Dept. He was instrumental in purchasing several trucks and starting the First Responder program of the department. In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball, golf and was an avid bowler. He enjoyed NASCAR and for several years would go to Dover to the races with his family. Jim loved to read western books, enjoyed his hunting camp where he liked going with his son Jim and in later years grandson Cory and friends. He also enjoyed his friends stopping by the garage to visit or have a cup of coffee.

Above all else, Jim loved his wife, children, grandchildren and his little dog Princess.

On May 22, 1965 he married Jane E. Smith and 2 years ago they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jim is survived by his wife Jane of Plymouth, his son James A. Sanford Jr. and wife Mary of Norwich, his daughter Kimberly J. Sanford of Plymouth, his grandchildren Onalee Sanford and significant other Thomas Parry of So. Edmeston, Jordan Sanford, Ryan Sanford and Cory Sanford along with his great granddaughter Savannah. Also surviving are his siblings, Glenn Sanford and wife Carol of Mich., Winona Vernon of KS, Gerry Cross and husband Charlie of Brookfield, Danny Sanford of MD and his sister-in -laws Joan Manley and E. Donna Seaman and his brother-in-law David Smith. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Glenn and Ione, his in-laws Orville and Alma (Gibbon) Smith, his brother Dell Sanford and brother- in-laws Richard Seaman and Bruce Manley.

A funeral service for Jim will be held on Tuesday, January 10, at 6:00 pm from the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home. Jack Goodchild of the Plymouth Fire Dept. will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3-6 pm.

Please consider memorial contributions to the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 112 Plymouth, NY 13832.

Following the funeral service there will be a Celebration of Jim’s life at the Plymouth Fire House.


Sara Beth Burlison

Published on: Monday, January 9, 2017

Sara Beth Burlison, 69, of Norwich, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Sara was born on August 9, 1947 in DeRuyter, NY the daughter of Corry & Mable (Locke) Hart and attended the South Otselic School. Following her schooling she lived in several parts of the country and returned to the area in August of 1982. It was at this point Sara decided to obtain her GED and continue her education by attending SUNY Morrisville where she earned her Nursing Degree. She worked as a Registered Nurse for the Gilmour Health Care Facility/Norwich Rehab & Nursing Center, Valley View Nursing Home and Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Sara was a quiet individual until you got her mad or upset, then, it was war. She was very intense on politics, enjoyed doing ceramics and served as a Den Mother when her son was in Scouts.

Sara is survived by her son William Burlison of Middletown, her sisters Carol Lambert of Norwich, Gloria Hart of Morrisville and her brother Leon Hart of Lebanon. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Jason, Erika, Payden, Amber, Ethan, Zachary, Colin and Adam along with her great grandchildren Raven, Jack, Emily Khloe and Greyson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Sara was predeceased by 2 children Lisa Lella and Wayne Burlison and siblings Joan Marie Duguay, Rose Anne Shaw, Connie Brienza, Lorena Hart, Corry Hart, Jr. and Charles Hart.

Friends may call at the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 pm. There will be no formal funeral service. Interment will be in the Cuyler Cemetery.


John J. Casey

Published on: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

John J. Casey, 64, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home. John was born on May 12, 1952 in Queens, NY, son of the late William and Florence (Rieser) Casey.

John was married to Elaine Georgia who survives. He was a Mechanical Technician for Chentronics in Norwich. In his free time, John enjoyed sheep farming, tinkering, mechanics and science. He was a member of the Guilford Fire Department for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Casey; daughter, Caitlyn and Adam DiBrango of Guilford, 5 brothers: William of Florida, Larry of California, Paul of Guilford, Joseph of Bainbridge and Peter of Florida; and sister, Mary Holstein of Seattle, Washington, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Aaron Casey, and a brother, Michael.

Friends are invited to call from 6:00-9:00pm on Friday, January 13, 2017 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Saturday, January 14th at Sacred Heart Church, 15 Liberty St. Sidney with Monsignor James Cox as celebrant. Burial will follow in Yaleville Cemetery, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John’s name may be directed to the Guilford Fire Department, PO Box 9 Guilford, NY 13780 or to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St. Norwich, NY 13815. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.


Brian R. Burt

Published on: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Brian R. Burt, 56, of Greene, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on January, 8 2017.

He was pre-deceased by father, Charles D. Burt; special grandparents Leon and Eliza Copeland; father-in-law, Lynn Ross and brother-in-law, Ronald Ross.

Brian is survived by his wife, Deb Burt, Greene, mother, Joyce Burt, Greene; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Dan Montgomery, Greene; granddaughters, Harlee Montgomery, Greene, Logen Montgomery, Endicott; mother-in-law Alice Ross, Oxford, 3 brothers-in-law, Ed Ross (Lois), Sherburne, Lynn Ross Jr.(Sue), Pharsilla, Mike Ross, West Winfield; 6 sisters-in-law, Rosie Blackman (Donnie), Preston; Donna Garrutto(Jim), Oxford, Ginny Blackman(Milt), Pharsailla, Betsy Smith (Norm), Greene, Barb Blackman (Rod), Oxford, Laura Monk, Oxford, brother-in-law, Michael Mullenax(Cyntha), Greene, lifelong friend Michael Baldo, Greene and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian retired from the Town of Greene after 15 years of service.

He enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles, driving tractor trailer, and tractor pulls. Brian was also a part of the Brisben Fire Department for over 40 years serving as chief for 20 of those years. He was part of the Chenango County Fire Advisory Board for many years, serving as both President and Vice President. Brian had served as a Zone officer for the Chenango County Search and Rescue Team and was in the Chenango County Fire Police Association. He was also very proud to be one of the founders of New York Chapter 40 Red Knights Motorcycle Club in Chenango County and held the rolls of Road Captain, Vice President and most recently President for the Red Knights.

Brian was always willing to step up to the plate if anyone was in need. He truly was anamazing person who was dedicated to his family, friends, and to helping the members community.

A heart felt thank you goes out to Lourdes Hospice for all of their support.

A memorial service will be held 4:00pm Saturday at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778. Friends of the family may call Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm at the funeral home. A Firemans service will be conducted at 9:30am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be be sent to Brisben Fire Dept 2617 State Rt. 12 Brisben, NY, 13830. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.


Robert C. Strier

Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Robert C. Strier, 88, of Guilford, died peacefully on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Strier Sr., his aunt Mary and uncle Ed Englebach, his brother, Frederick Strier Jr., and his son, Richie Strier. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Gertrude Strier; their children Robert Jr. (Adis) Strier, Cathy Ray, Robin (Ernie) Jipson, and John (Thelma) Strier; his beloved 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Robert started his career as a Superintendent of Construction. He moved from Long Island in the 60’s and purchased his first dairy and beef farm, all while continuing with his construction business. Amongst some of his adventures, he also started his own trucking business, his own race car team, and owned a mechanic shop where he spent some of his time repairing cars. In his free time, Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, caring for his livestock, reading, and bird watching. He was also an avid New York Giants fan. In his later years, Robert treasured his time spent with his caregivers, his daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Ernie Jipson.

There will be no calling hours. The family will say goodbye to Robert privately and celebrate his life in memory with family and friends. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.


Bruce Randall Hutchings

Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bruce Randall Hutchings, 65, died at his home in Norwich NY on January 4, 2017.

He was born in Utica NY on June 22, 1951, the eldest of 5 children of Guy Randall Hutchings and Jeanne Marie Kimball. He attended North Brookfield schools and graduated from Waterville High School. He spent his childhood in North Brookfield NY where he lived with his parents and Grandma Julia Holden Hutchings. There are many good memories of Bruce growing up with his siblings and many cousins, and they all were urged by Grandma Julia and Aunt Jeanne to attend bible school every summer.

He served in the US Army, completing 2 tours in Vietnam. He married Diane Briggs who predeceased him on April 13, 2015. Bruce was a dairy farmer and also drove milk trucks for Snyder’s in Perryville and Whadham in Canastota for 18 years until his retirement. Bruce was a member of the American Legion Post 876 in Sherburne.

He is survived by his children Mary (Brian Nemeth) McKeraghan of Smyrna, Randall (Holli Cross) of Sherburne, Bruce Randall Hutchings Jr., of Florida, Faith Brown of Greene, NY, and Karen Brown of Norwich, NY. grandchildren Carter and Brealynn Hutchings and Carly and Alivia Nemeth, three brothers, Claude (Carol ) Hutchings , Sauquoit, Dana (Donna) Hutchings of Cassville NY, Brian Hutchings of Norwich, NY and a sister Kathy Hutchings of Pennsylvania and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY on Friday January 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM. with the Reverend David Mayo officiating. Interment will take place in the spring.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5-6pm.

Donations to help support the family expenses may be sent to Mary Ann McKeraghan, 1483 State Rt. 80, Smyrna, NY 13464 or directed to the Burgess Tedesco Funeral Home, PO Box 341, Sherburne, NY 13460

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.


David “dave” Martin Sanford

Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

David “Dave” Martin Sanford, 66 of Amesbury, MA, passed away at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA January 7th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness.

Dave was born on November 16, 1950 in Sidney, NY and grew up in East Guilford, NY. He attended and graduated from Sidney High School where he was a varsity wrestler. He went on to become an apprentice carpenter and ultimately became self-employed as a successful carpenter, remodeling and building many homes, including his own. Dave was known for his love of motocross and taking many adventures by camping and traveling with his blended family of children.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Devine) Sanford; daughters: Tracie Philippone and her fiancé Jim Dennis, Teresa Brown and her husband Shawn Brown, Melissa Rockefeller, and her husband Jason Rockefeller, and Michelle Sanford, and fiancé Michael McCauley; two step-children: son, Jeremy Devine and his wife Gretchen, and daughter, Danielle Devine. He is also survived by his brother Doug Sanford and wife Carol; nephews, Nathan & Eric Sanford (Doug) and former wife, Lorie (Landers) Lakin-mother of his daughters. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Gabriella Maria Cozzitorto, Emilie Elizabeth and Liam Patrick Philippone (Tracie), Madelaine Averie and Ean Robert Brown (Teresa), Tyler David, Evan Phillip, Brady Margaret, Allie Frankie Rockefeller (Melissa), Jennifer Ann & Michael Joseph McCauley (Michelle), Morgan Grace & Alexis Ann Devine (Jeremy).

He was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Marjorie (Wood) Sanford; and granddaughter, Allison Mackenzie Philippone (Tracie).

In 2005, while working on his own roof with his brother Doug, he fell which resulted in him becoming paralyzed. Dave had many obstacles to overcome yet he persevered to live with his wife Pat as independently as possible, with the help of his live-in aid, Tula Mitchell. He continued to love and support his children and wanted his children to continue on his legacy of forgiveness and love of our family.

Dave has chosen to have his body donated to science, to aid in medical research. His family wishes in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to the American Red Cross or the Christopher Reeve foundation @ https://www.christopherreeve.org/donate.


Dr. Lorain (larry) Schultes

Published on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

COLUMBUS, INDIANA – Dr. Lorain (Larry) Schultes, 80, of Columbus, Indiana passed from this life at the Columbus Regional Emergency Room on Friday, December 9, 2016. Larry was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, companion and friend of many.

He was a member of the Columbus Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, American Legion, American Society of Microbiologists and the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard. He was a U.S. Army Reserve Corps of Engineers Veteran. He was a graduate of Mount Upton Central School Class of 1954. Larry graduated from Cornell University and North Carolina State University with a Doctorate in Microbiology. Larry was a self-employed consultant in Microbiology and Bacteriology.

Larry was born July 15, 1936 in Bainbridge, NY to Dwight and Cynthia (Medbury) Schultes. Survivors include his children: Stan (Laurie) Schultes of Bradenton, Florida, Eve (Eric) Ridge of Bloomington, Indiana, Joel (Evelyn) Schultes of Corning, NY, and Katrina (Carl Cower) Schultes of Logan, Ohio. Seven grandchildren: Tyler, Erik, Keyan, Carole (Tammaro), Noah, Hope and Benjamin.His companion, Shirley Suddeth of Columbus, Indiana. Brothers Rodney (Nancy) Schultes of Mount Upton, NY and Harley (Donna) Schultes of Maryland, NY, a sister Mary Shadigian of Indianapolis, Indiana and a daughter-in-law Sabrina Schultes-Southards of Ivanhoe, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives Carol Jean Schultes and Carol Jean Acton Schultes, a companion Beatrice Allen and son Kurt Schultes.

A celebration of life was held December 15, 2016 in Columbus, Indiana.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contibutions be made to Moose International Inc.


Mark S. Huckabone

Published on: Thursday, January 12, 2017

MARK S. HUCKABONE

Mark S. Huckabone, 52, of Norwich, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his residence that was the result of a brief thyroid condition.

Born on February 4, 1964, in Norwich, Mark was the son of the late Samuel and Irene (Russell) Huckabone. He spent his childhood growing up with his two sisters in the town of Preston. He attended Oxford schools for his education. As an adult, Mark earned his GED, something he was greatly proud of, as was his family.

Mark spent a great deal of his life working for Laral Management at the Hillside Apartment Houses. There he did maintenance work for all the residents. Mark very much enjoyed meeting all the people there and took pleasure in his work. More recently, he worked for A&D as a driver for medical transportation. Mark also worked for a short period of time at CWS where he met his future wife, Vicki. He also worked the 3rd shift at the Norwich Shoe Company for a while.

Mark loved life and all it had to offer. He liked to fish and especially enjoyed hunting during deer season. Mark was an avid Jeep collector and was a fan of the Green Bay Packers. Of course, he was known by many as a huge Harley Davidson fan and loved anything to do with Harleys. Mark also enjoyed being a father to his three boys, teaching them the do-s and don’t-s of the world, taking them fishing, and teaching them to swim.

Mark is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Vicki (Cummings) Huckabone of Norwich; sons Tony (Kayla) Wakefield, of Texas, John (Courtney), of Cayuga, NY, Dylan (Ariel), of Norwich; granddaughters, McKenna, Madison, and Kloe Wakefield, all of Texas; and his sister, Audrey Furlong, of Hamilton. He is also survived by his closest friends, Mary and Clayton Quinn, of Norwich, and his loving and trusting companion dog, Gizmo. Mark was predeceased by his sister, Deborah Schaap

A funeral service for Mark will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the Wilson Funeral Home, where Rev. Brad Keator, pastor, Chenango Christian Church, will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 pm until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions in Mark’s memory made be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815, or the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 Co. Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815.

To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Daniel C. Ellis

Published on: Friday, January 13, 2017

DANIEL C. ELLIS

Daniel C. Ellis, 67, passed away on November 29, 2016 after a long illness. A resident of southern California for over thirty years, Dan was a graduate of Norwich High School and the son of Don and Minnie Ellis of Norwich. He attended Herkimer County Community College and Oneonta State University, and served in the Air Force in Texas and California. Dan owned and operated his own computer sales and consultation business for many years, and worked for a time in the radio and film industries. He was an avid reader, an accomplished photographer, an amateur pilot, and a classic car enthusiast and collector. He is survived by his sister, Cynthia Ellis Killian (John). A memorial service is planned for 11AM on Wednesday, January 18th at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, E. Main St., Norwich. Donations in Dan’s name are gratefully suggested for the benefit of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or for the public library of your choice.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Irene H. Izard

Published on: Friday, January 13, 2017

IRENE HOTALING IZARD

EARLVILLE – Irene H. Izard, 81, of Earlville, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Chase Health Rehabilitation and Residential Care in New Berlin.

She was born on October 9, 1935 in Columbus, NY, a daughter of the late Clifford and Grace Balcom Hotaling and was a graduate of Sherburne High School in 1954. On May 17, 1958, Irene was united in marriage to Glenn Izard in Columbus. He predeceased her on December 24, 2000. Irene had worked for the Sherburne-Earlville Central School from 1990 until her retirement. She had previously worked for the Chenango National Bank. She enjoyed traveling, garage sales, and Draft Horse Assoc. functions. Her special joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Izard was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Earlville.

Surviving are her daughter, Karen Izard of Earlville; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Patty Izard of Oxford; grandchildren, Jeremy and Serenity McCracken of Earlville; Bryan and Whitney McCracken of Norwich; Nicole McCracken and Andy Stone of Denver, CO; Caden Izard of Sherburne; great-grandchildren, Parker, Brendan, Lena and Everett; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth and Richard Horton of New Berlin; Marion Meyers of Sherburne; and Anna Senn of New Berlin; a brother, Lester Hotaling of MA; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edward and Clifford “Butch” Hotaling; sisters-in-law, Jane and Arlene Hotaling; brothers-in-law, Robert Senn and James Meyers.

Funeral services will be held at 12PM Saturday, January 14, 2017 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.

Spring interment will be in the North Norwich Cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11am to 12PM.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Chase Health Rehabilitation and Residential Care, 1 Terrace Heights, New Berlin, NY 13411.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomescom.


Harold A. Brunschmid

Published on: Friday, January 13, 2017

HAROLD A. BRUNSCHMID

SHERBURNE – Harold A. Brunschmid, 86, of Farley Rd., passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He was born November 27, 1930 in Sherburne, a son of William A. and Mary Latz Brunschmid and received his education at Sherburne Central School. On September 25, 1948, Harold married Guileen Cunningham at St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne. Harold worked on the family farm and then became a machinist for Jim Pounds. He later worked at Unison in Norwich for 12 years as a certified government welder until retiring. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, and tinkering with small engines. He also enjoyed the company of his two best four-legged friends, Lydia and Archie.

Harold was a communicant of St. Malachy’s Church in Sherburne.

He is survived by his wife of over 68 years, Guileen; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Debbie Brunschmid of Sherburne; daughter, Tricia Walls of Sherburne; brother and sister-in-law, James and Yoshiko Brunschmid of Oregon; sisters-in-law, Corky Cunningham of Washington, and Lois Brunschmid of Pittsfield; his grandchildren, Debra and John Brady, Sean and Melissa Brigham, Jackie Brunschmid and Dan Horton, Robert Brunschmid, Miranda Walls and Tristan Walls; great-grandchildren, Megan, Kayla, Hannah, Lilie and Colin. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Crandall, two brothers, Charles and William Brunschmid; brothers-in-law, William Cunningham and Lyle Crandall; and a sister-in-law, Priscilla Brunschmid Webb.

In keeping with his wishes, there are no services or calling hours.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.


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