Penn Yan - Harold C. Andersen, age 96, of Penn Yan, New York passed away Tuesday (December 4, 2012) at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan.
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Harold's family will receive friends and family on Saturday (December 8) beginning at 2 p.m. at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, corner of Chapel and Main St. where a memorial service commemorating his life will be held at 3 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan.
Memorial contributions may be made in Harold's name to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, 166 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527, or to the
Harold was born on May 23, 1916 in Hall, N.Y. the son of the late Chris Peter and Marie (Jensen) Andersen. He served in the US Army Air Corp. during WWII and was a member of the Johnson Costello American Legion Post #355. Harold had worked for several years for Coach & Equipment and Burkett Mills in Penn Yan. He was a life long dairy farmer and carpenter. He was also a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church and the Danish Brotherhood of America. Harold loved to dance and enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing cards and golfing. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor and his second wife, Marjorie.
Harold is survived by his children, Sharon (Del) Allen, Patricia (Mike) Hoffman, Penny (Chris) Peterson, and Steven (Joela) Andersen; his grandchildren, Ben (Inga) Hoffman, Nichelle Allen, Cyndi Hoffman, Leah (Ryan) Dailey, Kimberly (Mike Darcy) Allen, David (Shawna) Hoffman, James (Kimberlee) Peterson, Robert Petersen, Anna Marie Betkavsky, Garrett Andersen, and Lily Andersen; great-grandchildren, Michaela, Kaeden, Addison, Alex, Audrey, and Declan; his stepchildren, Denny (Leah) Johnson, Randy (Deb) Johnson, Bev (Jerry) Gates, and Barb (Tim) Hackett; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012