Harlow Richard Huggins October 19, 1924 January 25, 2013 Harlow Richard Huggins, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed on to the Lord, Jan. 25, 2013. He was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Corning, N.Y., to Harlow and Martha (Tiffany) Huggins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reida, on Jan. 17, 2008. Harlow grew up on a family farm in Presho, N.Y., and later attended high school in Painted Post. He attended night school in Elmira Heights, N.Y., where he learned a machinist's trade and took on employment until enlisting in the United States Navy
in June of 1942. During WWII
, he served in the Pacific theater in Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Philippines, and Alaska, and was eventually discharged from Samson Naval Base in February 1946, as a Petty Officer 1st Class. For his services, he received the Victory Medal, American Campaign, Good Conduct Medal, and Asiatic Pacific 2 stars. After his discharge, he went to work at Ingersoll Rand in New York, where he remained for 35 years, retiring in 1985, to travel with his wife, Reida. He enjoyed golf and photography of nature. Harlow is survived by his daughter, Diane Huggins Thompson and her husband, Harold, of Bellefonte; two sons, Richard Huggins, of Lock Haven, and Kenneth and Donna Huggins, of Palm Bay, Fla.; step-children, Barbara (Burrell) and John Baker, of East Bethany; his sons and daughters-in-laws, James and Janet (Webster) Burrell, of East Aurora, N.Y., and Robert and Charlene (Sylvia) Burrell, of Holland, Mich.; and 46 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, William Huggins, on Oct. 13, 1992; and step-son, Gerald Reed, on May 20, 2001. A memorial service will be held on June 15, 2013, at Woodhall Community Church in New York. Burial will immediately follow with full military honors at Fairview Cemetery, in New York. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.