Harry P. Hardman, 90, of 5297 Maple Lane Road, Cuba, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Olean General Hospital after a short illness.
Born on February 19, 1930, in Richburg, he was a son of Harry M. and Elga G. Paul Hardman. On February 14, 1954, in the First Baptist Church, Cuba he married his wife of 66 years the former Esther M. Witter who survives.
Harry was a graduate of Richburg High School. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1949-1953.
He had been employed Market Basket in Cuba for 25 years as manager and head of maintenance and later went to work for Empire Cheese of Cuba and worked in the refrigeration and maintenance departments and retiring after ten years service.
When his children were young he was active in the Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts and was Scout Leader for several years in Belfast and Cuba. He was a 20 plus year member of the Cuba Fire Department and Belfast Fire Department. He was also a member of the Cuba First Baptist Church, Allegany County Firemenís Association and Cuba Grange 699.
For many years enjoyed the winter months with his wife in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the summer months at Sunny Hill Campground in Bolivar. He enjoyed golfing and camping.
Surviving in addition to his wife Esther are two sons, David (Ruthanne) Hardman and Dale Hardman both of Cuba; a daughter, Darla Hardman of Cuba; two grandchildren Melissa (Paul) Patanella and Derrick Hardman, and great grandchildren Skylar, Olivia, and Jeremy; two sisters, Shirley (Cleo) Brundage of Cuba and Norma (Oliver) Amesbury of Macedon, NY;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 2-4 P.M. only. Funeral Services will be private. The Rev. Alexandra Freer, will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, New York.
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