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Gordon W. Harmon

Gordon W. Harmon CAPTION “avid hunter and fisherman”

CERES, N.Y.----Gordon W. Harmon, 72, a longtime resident of Ceres, N.Y., passed away in his home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after a long illness.

Born on Saturday, January 17, 1948, in Shinglehouse, Pa., he was a son of Leon C. and Gladys A. DeGolia Harmon. On April 15, 1972 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Portville, he married Teresa A. Cappelletti, who passed away on May 23, 2012.

He was a graduate of Bolivar High School, Class of 1966. Gordon was a US Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.

Gordon was employed as a machinist at Dresser Rand in Olean, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse; a member of the Portville American Legion Post 814; a member of the NRA; and a member of the Portville Conservation Club. Gordon enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gun collecting. He was a hunter safety instructor for many years.

Surviving are a brother, Roger (Linda) Harmon of Ceres, N.Y.; two nieces, Corinna (John) Carasquillo of Philadelphia and Rene (Tom) Williams of Bradford, Pa.; and a friend, Ron Ratzel of Ceres, N.Y., whom Gordon considered a son.

In addition to his parents and wife, Gordon was predeceased by an infant brother, Craig Harmon; and a sister, Nancilea Hensley.

In keeping with Gordon’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A private graveside burial service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres, Pa. The Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, Pa., will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Gordon entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Gordon, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


I worked around Gordie at D-R for a lot of years. I'll never forget when my father fell in the snow and Dad said Gordie picked him up like nothing. Recently I talked a lot to Gordie at dialysis and at Dave's diner at breakfast time. He told me that all the guys at the counter were liars an not to listen to them. He was kidding of course. He is one guy I will never forget. He was a great guy.

Joseph Luzier Jr. Jun 29 2020 12:00 AM

A nicer guy you will never meet. He and Theresa were God parents to my two oldest Grand Daughters Kristy and Stacy. The Agent Orange finally got him. Rest in Peace old friend.

Jack Kapp Jun 28 2020 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed our family gatherings. Great guy and will be missed by many

Chuck Cappelletti Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

Gordon was a wonderful man he use to come into hardware store and pick on me, or any other place he seen me, He will be missed by many. Mary Afton

Mary Afton Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

I met Gordon at dialysis. I was taking my mother in law back and forth. Gordon and I struck up a friendship that Ill never forget...it was an honor to have met him... RIP...

Gene Robak Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

Lots of memories of another Ceres guy. Football practice, Coliseum skating, Gordon was a great gentleman and will be missed.

Ed Shaw Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

my husband and I met Gorden at dialysis. he was such an interesting man with a lot of knowledge. He had such a big heart. have never met anyone like him nor probably will not ever again. we shared many conversations over the years. We always looked forward to seeing him. We will miss him . we know that he is smiling down and letting us know he is happy being with his wife again. may he rest in peace. our deepest sympathy to his family.Thoughts and prayers.

dana and lynn colley Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

I have known Gordy my whole life, he was a great very kind Man.

Bill Coon Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

Gordon was a great brother even tho it wasn,t by blood...he will be missed by all us Bartons

Tim Barton Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

Have many fond memories of Gordie and loved him dearly. He was very kind to me and my two sons that also called him Uncle Gord and his wife Antie Tee. I'm sure he is happy to be flying high with Teresa and out of pain. You will be missed Gord. RIP.

Lila Chase Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

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