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Fred Harries Jr. BLOOMINGTON- Fred Harries Jr., 76, of Route 32, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Kingston Hospital. He was born Dec. 6, 1935 in the Bronx, son of the late Fred Harries Sr., and the late Elfreida (Schneider) Harries. Predeceased by his wife , Roberta Ann ‘Pinky' ( Martin) Harries, of 24 years, and second wife, Carol Ann ( Dewitt) Harries; grandson, Andrew Robert Harries; and great-granddaughter, Katie Elizabeth Wiedman. He is survived by a son, Fred H Harries and his wife Penny Ann ( Lane) Harries, of Bloomington; a sister, Elyne Hines of Connolly; a brother, Dietrich Harries and his wife Bernadette, of Bergenfield, N.J.; brother-in-law of Michael Hines and Judy Hines of Rosendale, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by grandchildren, Fred, Nicholas, Christine, Rebecca, Todd, Abigail, Mathew, Thomas, Alysa Jerimiah, and Corina; and one great-grandson, Aiden of Redhook. He retired from the Kingston Hospital after 24 years. Prior to starting at the Kingston Hospital he worked as a Building Superintendent in the Bronx, Fairfeild Nursing home, the Jewish Home and Hospital, and NYU. He had a N.Y. State Boiler license, and also worked as a auto and truck mechanic. He was in the National Guard for 12 years attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was a life member of Bloomington Fire Department for 39 years which he held the positions of Assistant Chief, Director, and in 1974 started as the fundraising chairman for the Fire Department. He was President of the Township of Rosendale Fireman's Association, and served as Fire Marshal and Building Inspector for the Town of Rosendale. He was an active member of the Ulster County Fire Police Association where he was a Director, past member of the Ulster County Fireman's Association, and Ulster County Chiefs Association. He served on many committees and was a jack of all trades with much knowledge. He liked working with his hands, enjoyed going on bus trips with the hospital, and the Senior Citizens of Rosendale. He was a member of the United Reformed Church in Bloomington. He loved going to the Senior Lunch Program at the Town Recreation Center and getting his morning coffee and smokes from Cumberland Farms in Rosendale. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and adored his great-grandson. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Rev. Nickolas Miles and Rev. Stephen Hanson will officiate. Interment will be in Rosendale Plains Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Bloomington Fire Department, EMS Fund, P.O. Box 111, Bloomington, N.Y., 12411 or . He will be sadly missed by all but never forgotten, he is now back with my mom in heaven. Love you Dad, thanks for being you ! (P.S.- He also enjoyed playing Santa and touring the District and making kids smile) (GJMoylanFuneralHome.com)
Published in Daily Freeman on Nov. 8, 2012
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