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Friday, February 3, 2012

Harold D. Danforth, 84, of Shinglehouse, PA

Harold D. Danforth
“loving husband, father & grandfather”


SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Harold D. Danforth, 84, of Shinglehouse, died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 3, 2012 in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born January 18, 1928 in Myrtle on the family homestead, he was a son of John C. and Lila A. Palmer Danforth. On June 24, 1950 at the family home on Horse Run Road, he married Patricia A. “Pat” Terrette, who survives.

Mr. Danforth was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, class of 1946. He was employed by Dresser Rand (Clark Brothers) in Olean for 45 years as a fitter and erector, retiring in February 1992.

Mr. Danforth was a lifelong member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, having served his church in many capacities, including helping at the church’s funeral dinners. He was a charter member of the former Oswayo Valley Lion’s Club in Shinglehouse. Along with his wife, he was an avid bowler for many years and he enjoyed roller skating. He loved to dance and was a huge fan of NASCAR, the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and the NY Yankees.

Surviving besides his wife are six children: Robert B. (Patricia) Danforth of O-Fallon, Illinois, Bruce A. (Kay) Danforth of Shinglehouse, Wendy S. (Tim) Hann of Coudersport, Harold D. Danforth, Jr. of Sherrills Ford, NC, Deanna L. (Don Peters) Wetherby of Knapps Creek, NY, and Shari R. (Dana) Hemphill of Coudersport; fifteen grandchildren: Todd Danforth, Erin Carr, Melissa Shreckengost, Shannon Danforth, Michelle Black, Chris Taylor, Mandy Kandare, Christopher Hann, Christie Butler, Billy Danforth, Katie Prosser, Kelly Wetherby, Levi Whitman, Ciarra Boyd and Kaden Hemphill; fourteen great-grandchildren: Shane Carr, Austin Dickerson, Morgan Schreckengost, Hannah Shreckengost, Stevie Danforth, Payton Danforth, Brailee Linden, Shaelyn Black, Ryelle Black, Brody Taylor, Bowen Taylor, Braylon Kandare, Kylie Butler, and Gavin Butler; a sister, Gloria Kellogg of Shinglehouse; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Danforth was predeceased by three sisters, Alene Perry, Grace Kellogg, and Betty Lyon; and a brother, A. Byron Danforth.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor, and the Rev. Randall W. Headley, pastor of Port Allegany United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

1 comment :

Bonnie Karr Bachand said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.God is there for you to lean on during this time of sorrow.