Gregory S. Harwood, 58, of 17140 Rte. 957 Bear Lake, PA, passed away at 3:30 AM, Saturday, June 29th, surrounded by family and friends, at Corry Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Prior to his passing, Greg had an extended time of illness at home where he received much love and care by his loving wife, Marlene.
He was born in Jamestown, NY on December 29, 1954, a son of Raymond and Phyllis (Sharp) Harwood who survive him and live in Syracuse, NY. He was the husband of Marlene K. Harwood, whom he married Aug. 17, 2002 in Panama, NY.
He had been employed by Lottsville Milling, previously Mosher Milling, all of his adult life, with the exception of about one year when he worked at Chautauqua Hardware. He began working at Mosher Milling at the age of 12, along side his cherished Uncle Roger and Aunt Pat Mosher who preceded him in death.
Greg will be remembered for his love of music, attending several concerts, and the Great Blue Heron Music Festival for several years. He also loved his Harley Davidson. He was kind, gentle and patient man who loved life. Greg was also a member of the AMVETS in Sugar Grove.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by 2 daughters, Christina Hansen, of Sugar Grove, PA and Betsy (Matthew) Dentler, of Akeley, PA; 2 step daughters, Amanda (Chris) Worth, of Georgetown, TX; and Melissa (Brian) Olsen, of Jamestown, NY; 1 sister, Karen (William) Myers, of Camillus, NY; 1 brother Michael (Julie) Harwood, of North Syracuse, NY; 6 grandchildren, Christian Hansen, Colyn Dentler, Quinn Dentler, Maddi Kaltenbach, Cameron Olsen, and Konner Olsen; a special friend, Bob “Jr” Morse; an aunt and uncle, Robert and Marilee Brooks; 4 nieces and nephews and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Helen and Dud Sharp, and paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Harwood.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 4 and 6 9 pm at the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd. The Family has requested that those attending the service please feel free to wear their tie dye shirts or Harley shirts in memory of Greg. Graveside services will follow in Lottsville Cemetery.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Corry Regional Hospice, 612 W. Smith St., Corry, PA 16407. Family and friends may order flowers, sign the online guestbook or send an econdolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com