Obituary of Harley Holden
Harley Harold Holden age 94, of Savona, NY died Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath.
Born in Forest Dale, Vermont on November 18, 1910, he was the son of George and Eva (Rowe) Holden. He was the husband of, and preceded in death by Onnolee Schoonover, Juanita Askins, and Shirley Hitchens. Harley was a Boy Scout Leader in both Forest dale and Brandon Vermont. While servicg as President and Secretary of the Forest Dale Boys & Girls Clubhouse, he was instrumental in construction of the building that later became the Senior citizens center. During his scout leadership, he and his troops helped clear a section of The Long Trail. During his time in Vermont, he was a Sunday School Superintendant in the Wesleyan Methodist Church for 25 years, and helped build houses with his father, delivered mail, and interior decorating. He was employed by Corning Glass Works where he had been a carpenter and stock clerk in the Big Flats Plant for many years. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Elfreda and Al Albee of Springfield, VT.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marilyn (Edwin) Beebe of Savona, Jeneva Holden of Lorain, OH, and Kimberley Cooper of Rochester; two sons, Harland (Viola) Holden of Ft. Pierce, FL and Larry (Loretta) Holden of Corning; brothers, Roderick (Helen) Holden of Canandaigua, NY and Raymond (Fredericka) Holden of Chester Depot, VT; several step children; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be on Friday from 1 until 3 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where services will follow calling hours at 3:00 PM with Reverend Ted Roloson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made in Harleys name to the American Diabetes Association, New York State - Memorial Processing Center, P. O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.