John S. Harvish

March 31, 1921 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 98)




MORIAH—John S. Harvish, 98, of Plank Road, Moriah Center, NY died Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital.  He was born March 31, 1921, the son of Anthony and Mary (Walka) Harvish at Moriah, NY.

          He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 71 years, Helen (Zelinski) Harvish and survived by his children John P. Harvish and his partner Donnarae Pohlman, Joyce (Harvish) Bickel and her husband Carl, and James Harvish and his wife Renee (Henry); his grandchildren, Christopher Harvish and his wife Kim, Stephanie Hoffman, Nathan Bickel and his wife Sarah, Keith Harvish and his wife Mary Beth, Jeffrey Harvish, and Bethany Harvish, 6 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and our extended family, Richard and Gail Tromblee, who regarded John as a second father.

          John Harvish served in World War II as an infantryman in the United States Army in Europe.  A skilled carpenter, he was a proud member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  After retirement, he went on to enjoy leisure time with Helen and pursued his love of hunting, fishing, gardening, and grandchildren.  One of his proudest moments was participating in the North Country Honor Flight to Washington, DC to tour the war memorials and to be honored with his fellow veterans.

          He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5802, Mineville, NY and the Knights of Columbus, Council 384, Port Henry, NY.  He was a member of the congregation at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Witherbee, NY until its closure, then with All Saints Catholic Church, Mineville, NY.

          Calling hours will be Sunday, October 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Harland Funeral Home, Port Henry, NY.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, October 7 at 10 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Port Henry, NY.

          In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to the Town of Moriah Ambulance Squad, PO Box 72,  Moriah Center, NY 12961,  High Peaks Hospice, PO Box 205, Mineville, NY 12956, or North Country Honor Flight, PO Box 2644, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.


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October 6, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harland Funeral Home
4279 Main St
Port Henry, NY 12974

Mass of Christian Burial
October 7, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church
12 St. Patrick's Place
Port Henry, NY 12974

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