MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Harry J. Rexford age 78 of Nightengale Ave, passed away at his family home early Saturday morning (August 3, 2019) surrounded by his loving family. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. As per Harry’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or funeral services.
Harry was born to the late Ervin and Grace (Steacy) Rexford in Redwood, NY on May 19, 1941. A graduate from Redwood High School, he was soon married to his loving bride Constance G. Hartman on Aug 3, 1963 at the St John's Episcopal Church in Redwood, NY. In 1966 Harry was drafted into the United States Army, answering the call and serving his country proudly in Vietnam. After a tour with the 592nd Transportation Company, Harry returned home with the rank of Specialist 5th Class and spent the remainder of his career driving for various local trucking companies.
Harry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Connie and his loving daughters, Lori Armstrong of Eldersburg, MD and Sue VanDusen of Massena, NY. Harry is also survived by his grandchildren Katie and Ryan Armstrong, a son in-law Bob VanDusen, a sister Rita Schermerhorn, both of Massena, NY and his faithful companion, "Tinker" the cat. Harry is predeceased by his sisters Julia Fikes, Leah Guinta and Dorothy Rexford.
A member of the American Legion Post 79, DAV, VVA of South Carolina, VFW and Local 678 Teamsters Union, Harry enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren and winters in Myrtle Beach, SC. Harry also enjoyed watching NASCAR.
The Rexford family would like to acknowledge the compassion and care provided by the aides, staff and nurses of Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Memorial contributions may be shared with the DAV and the VFW; 110 West Hatfield, Massena, NY 13662 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US Highway 11, Potsdam NY 13676.
Family and friends are welcome to share condolences and memories of Harry by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com.