Harold E. Bedford

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Harold E. Bedford

May 03, 1923 - November 01, 2018

NORTH HARPERSFIELD - Harold E. Bedford, 95, of North Harpersfield, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home in Stamford, following a brief illness.
He was born May 3, 1923 on the family farm in North Harpersfield, where he spent his entire life. He was the son of the late Ora E. and Nettie (More) Bedford.
Mr. Bedford married Ethel Joslyn on Oct. 3, 1948, a union that lasted more than 67 years until her passing on Dec. 6, 2015.
Harold owned and operated the family dairy farm in North Harpersfield, a business that continues to operate today under the next generation of Bedford family.
He was a dedicated member of the community and held several offices and memberships over the years. Harold was a board member of the ASCS, former more than 20 year director of Farm Credit Services, a Town of Harpersfield Councilman and member of the Assessment Review Board, Delaware County Planning Board, 74-year member of the Colonel Harper Grange where he held local, county and state offices, 72-year member of Jefferson Lodge F&AM and a member of the Jefferson Methodist Church.
He is survived by his children, Russell (Laurie) Bedford and Doris (Anthony) Thayer all of North Harpersfield; one granddaughter, Katlin Bedford of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, with Donald Palmer and David Ogborn officiating.
Burial will follow in West Jefferson Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Harold may be made to Col. Harper Grange, B. Ogborn sec. 10317 County Hwy. 33, Bloomville, NY 13739.
Published on November 4, 2018
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