CORNING, N.Y. - Harry C. Siebert, 90, of Corning, died on Saturday (Aug. 30, 2014) at Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, formerly Founders Pavilion, after an extended illness.
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Harry was born on Sept. 8, 1923 in Borough of Queens, N.Y. to the late Harry John and Margaret Georgiana (Schneider) Siebert. He married Janet E. (Rudesill) Siebert on Jan. 3, 1976 at Sawyer Evangelical Church of North America in Bradford, Pa.
He served in the U.S. Army, assigned to the 104th Infantry 26th Division (Yankee Division) during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He fought in the Battle of Ardennes and Rhineland and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He also served as Military Police in Paris, France.
He had worked for the sanitation department as a truck driver in New York City and moved to the Chemung-Steuben area in 1962. Harry joined the Corning Fire Department in 1964 and in 1968 he became Lieutenant. After 21 years of service, he retired on Oct. 1, 1985.
He was a life member of the Corning VFW, the Steuben County Auxiliary Safety Patrol and the Masonic Lodge #0168.
Harry was also an avid musician and drummer and played locally with various bands including the Bath V.A. Vetratones and Mellowtone Trio.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janet E. (Rudesill) Siebert and her sister, Jane (Clark) Baldwin and family, Michael, Marsha, Marjorie, Mathew and children.
Harry was preceded in death by his father in 1965, his mother in 1993 and his wife, Marilyn in 1972.
Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. A funeral service will immediately follow at 3 p.m.
Burial will take place in the family plot at McKean Memorial Park in Bradford.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Harry's honor can be sent to the
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Published in The Bradford Era on Sept. 2, 2014