Harold French

Obituary of Harold E. French

Harold French, son of Marshall and Elma French, was a man who faithfully lived his values.  He taught by example and marked each person in his life for the better.  Whenever faced with a difficult situation, you could always go back to “What would Dad do?”  He was a generous man who loved to take his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren on lunch dates creating memories that will last from generation to generation.  He showed us how one life can touch so many just by sharing a smile, a hug, and a word of encouragement that made each one feel special.  He was a rich man in the things that mattered.  Rich in love. Rich in joy. Rich in relationships.  Thank you for the beautiful example you have set and the wonderful legacy you have given us all.  Matthew 25:21 “well done good and faithful servant”


Harold served in the US Navy during the Korean War, Retired from the US Post Office, was a life time member of the American Legion, and a long time member of the United Methodist Church.


Predeceased by:  His Loving wife of 60 years, Betty (Simpson) French.  His three brothers: Howard, Donald, and Robert.  His Granddaughter Christine West. His Great Granddaughter Erica Morey.

Survived by his children:  Bonnie (Jim) Chase, Linda Chidsey, Judy Simpson, David French, and Mark (Jennifer) French.  A brother: Floyd (Nancy) French.  21 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grand Children, many nieces and nephews, and his Dear Mary Emerson and her family.


Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, June 17 at 2:00pm at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath, NY


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church in Bath, NY

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