Salamanca - Guy H. Harrison Sr., 91, of Jefferson Street, died Monday evening (Nov, 4, 2013), at his home.
Born May 3, 1922, in Salamanca, he was the son of the late Victor and Lila (Millhollen) Harrison. He was married July 22, 1984, in Killbuck, to the former Cheryl Elwell, who survives. He was predeceased by his first wife, Violet Frank Harrison, in 1983.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving with the 101st Airborne "Screamin Eagles" 325th Glider Infantry where he participated in the Normandy D-Day Invasion. Earning the rank of corporal, he served in the European Theatre throughout World War II. He was awarded three bronze service stars and two bronze arrowhead devices.
Harrison had been employed as a carman with the B&O Railroad in Salamanca, for 40 years, retiring in 1982.
He faithfully served in many capacities in his church, Valley Christian Assembly.
Harrison enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, camping, spending time with his family, and was an avid bowler.
Surviving besides his wife are: two daughters, Sally (Dennis) Wujastyk and Angelina (Joshua) Creed, both of Salamanca; two sons, Guy (Kim) Harrison Jr., of Killbuck, and Charles (Melissa) Harrison, of Salamanca; two granddaughters, Amanda (Fred) Witt, of Great Valley, and Alyssa Harrison, of Killbuck; four grandsons, Jeffrey (Lou) Harrison, of Salamanca, Brett (Susan) Harrison, of California, Gregory (Amy Emborsky) Wujastyk, of Great Valley, Joshua Harrison, of Killbuck; three sisters, Thelma Meyers, of Killbuck, Dorothy Jacoby, of Great Valley, and Betty Terry, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and several
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Charles "Chuck" Harrison, Robert Harrison, and Victor Harrison.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, N.Y. on Thursday (Nov. 7, 2013), from 4-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Friday (Nov. 8, 2013), at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Elwell of the Valley Christian Assembly Church, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Exodus Orphanage, P.O. Box 46, Olean, N.Y. 14760.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post #535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post#5296.
E-condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street Salamanca, NY 14779
Published in The Salamanca Press from Nov. 7 to Dec. 6, 2013