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Harold Hoffmeier Sr.

June 2, 1917 — May 14, 2009

Harold J. Hoffmeier, Sr.

Age 91, of Watkins Glen and formerly of Secane, PA, joined his wife of 62 years, Madelyn, in heaven on Thursday, May 14, 2009. Harold was born on June 2, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a veteran of WWII and received the Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired as Comptroller for Eagleville Hospital in Eagleville, PA and served as an Elder for Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Clifton Heights, PA.

After moving to Watkins Glen in 1984, Harold became a co-owner of the Victorian Bed and Breakfast, along with his wife and daughter. He was also a RSVP tax preparer volunteer during tax season and a member of the Montour Falls United Methodist Church and its choir.

Harold is survived by his daughter Sandra Rhodes, and son and daughter-in-law, Harold (Jay) Hoffmeier Jr. and wife Betsy; grandchildren, Melissa (Michael) Hoose, Michelle (Ron) Banach, Christopher Hoffmeier, Jon Hoffmeier, Suzalyn Hoffmeier, and Nikki Hoffmeier; step-grandchildren, Ron Banach Jr., Tanya (Jamie) Fletcher, Chelsea Banach, Casey Banach, and Alissa Banach; and 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 4:00pm at the United Methodist Church in Montour Falls; Rev. Fred Dyer will officiate. A reception and dinner will be held following services. Those wishing to remember Harold may consider a memorial donation in his memory to the United Methodist Church, 128 Owego St., Montour Falls, NY 14865. Arrangements by Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen. You may sign a memorial guestbook or “Light A Candle” in his memory online in “Obituaries” at

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