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H. Douglas Harford

October 25, 1929 - June 28, 2021


Home:

Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

June 28, 2021

Age:

91

Birth Date:

October 25, 1929

Birth Place:

Montour Falls, New York

Service Information:

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York

Visitation:

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York

Interment:

Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, New York



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Biography

H. Douglas Harford

Henry Douglas Harford, 91, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Sayre Health Care in Sayre, PA.  

He was predeceased by his parents, Henry Douglas Harford Sr and Naomi Mills Young; his wife, Ruth Lee Harford; step-father, Wallace S. Young; half-brother, Stephen SJ Hall; and step-brothers, Bill, Richard and John Young.

Doug is survived by his children, Susan (Jerry) Terwilliger of Waverly, Nancy (Jake) Jankowski of Leesburg, FL, Virginia Harford of Schenectady, Joyce Smith of Vestal and Stephen (Traci) Harford of Waverly; sister-in-law, Marge Schmitz Hall of FL; step-brother, Doug Young of NC; grandchildren, David Harford, Nicole Witman, Paul Terwilliger, Scott Terwilliger, Emily Smith, Skyler Harford and Starr Harford; great grandchildren, Kayla, Taylor, Max, Sydney, Ava, Rylie, Hayden, Emery, Ellis and Theodore; cousin, Ralph Mills; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Doug graduated from Waverly High School and graduated as the class Salutatorian and went on to receive his Bachelors in Engineering from Cornell University.  After graduation he went into the Navy as a Lieutenant.   He then went on to Work at IBM for 37 years before retiring as a Lead Safety Engineering Manager.  While at IBM he studied at Syracuse University and received his Master’s in Engineering.  Doug enjoyed hunting and fishing and somehow turned every vacation into a family fishing trip.  With his love of hunting, he purchased land in the surrounding area and built his own hunting cabin.  He enjoyed golf.  After retirement, Doug and Ruth wintered in Florida.   

A time of calling will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 11 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  A memorial service to honor Doug’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York with burial to follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, New York where full military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard.  For those who are unable to attend the service, we will Live Stream the service at 12:00 PM at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com.  For those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Doug’s family, you may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com 

Sympathy Messages

From: LuAnn
Message:
Steve, Traci, Skye, Starr and family so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
LuAnn & Toni

From: Debbie J West
Message:
Ginny, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie

From: Priscilla
Message:
Ginny,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Linda Charlton just texted me.
What a long life he was blessed with.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.

From: Mary Schmieg
Message:
I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. You all testify to the fact that he and your mother raised a wonderful family, leaving a lasting legacy of love.  You’re in my prayers 
Blessings,
Mary

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Message:
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

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