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Leon E. Harrington

June 5, 2020

Obituary

Leon E. Harrington, 86, of Beaver Dams, NY, died June 5, 2020 peacefully at home.

He was predeceased in death by his loving Wife, Geraldine “Gerri” (Blodgett) Harrington, Brother, Walter (Franny - deceased) Harrington, and sisters, Carol Zachary and Dorothy (Bill) McChesney, Brother-in-Law, Harry Blodgett, Daughter, Patti Smith and Parents, Raymond and Helen Harrington.

He is survived by his children, Penny (Danny) Weaver of Campbell, Peter (Mary) Harrington of Campbell and Son-in-law, Rick Smith of Coopers Plains; sisters, Bernice Blodgett, Leona (Wesley - deceased) Reed, Linda Harrington, Ruth (Jim - deceased) Plaisted, and Patricia (Andy - deceased) Lott, brothers, Coley (Jane) Harrington, Roy Harrington, Max (Carol) Harrington, Ed Harrington, Richard (Sandy) Harrington, Ron (Amy) Harrington and Brother-in-Law, Walter "Boogie" (Judy) Blodgett of Painted Post; grandchildren, Stephanie (Brian) Miller and their children Caleb, Ella and Keira, Ricky Smith and his children Lacey, Dylan and McKenzie, Stacie (Doug) Riff, Tommy (Ashley) Smith and their children Kaidyn and Raegan, Alexys Harrington, Kyle Smith, Chelsea Bennett and her daughter Violet, Matt Bennett, and Katie Bennett; and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Leon “Lee” was born April 17, 1934 in Corning, NY. He married Gerri on April 27, 1957 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage. He was teacher to many, passing on his incredible knowledge and skills for mechanics and woodworking. He could rebuild any engine, and in his barn built a street rod from the first bolt to the last finishing details, complete with flames on the doors. He took pride in his home, especially his lawn, and never missed a day of clipping the grass to perfection. He will be remembered by many as a father, a friend, an artist, and a teacher.

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