Charles Harrison, age 89, formerly of 6724 Depot Street, Killbuck, New York died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio.
Born on July 8, 1918 in Salamanca, New York he was the son of the late Victor and Lila Millholn Harrison. He was married to the former Gertrude Chambers who predeceased him on January 8, 1997.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a mechanic in the North Solomons, Guadal Canal, and the Bismark Archipelago during WWII. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Harrison was employed as a cabinet maker at Fancher Furniture Company prior to his retirement.
Surviving are: a daughter, May (David) Harris, Dayton, Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Kimberly (Steven) Carey, Miamisburg, Ohio; Alan Lorenz, Miamisburg, Ohio, Allison Lorenz, Frankfort, Kentucky; 2 great grandchildren, Ethan and Bradley Carey, both of Miamisburg, Ohio; 3 sisters, Thelma Meyers, Killbuck, New York, Dorothy (Dale) Jacoby, Great Valley, New York, Betty Terry, North Carolina; 2 brothers, Guy (Sherry) Harrison, Salamanca, New York, Robert Harrison, Killbuck, New York; several nieces and nephew.
He was predeceased by a son, Charles HArrison on July 26, 1970 and a brother Victor Harrison.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Tuesday evening from 5-8 P.M.
Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.