Stephen Charles Harrington

September 7, 1948November 29, 2017
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Stephen C. Harrington, age 69, of Gasport, died suddenly, Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born September 7, 1948 in Niagara Falls, Steve is the son of the late: William and Marjorie (Cavagnaro) Harrington.

Steve served his country in the US Army from 1968 until 1974. He married Lynn Seward July 6, 1968 at St. Stephen’s R.C. Church in Middleport. They have been married for 49 years. He worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport and was a charter captain on Lake Ontario. He originated the Erie Canal Fishing Derby, which has gone on for 27 years. His goal was to get kids and their families to fish for fun and to be together doing something for enjoyment. He was awarded the 2006 Presidents Award for promoting sport fishing as a family activity from Niagara County Federation of Conservation. Stephen enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving Steve is his loving wife, Lynn and children: Dawn Flowers (Dave Storms), Brandon (Maria) Harrington; loving papa to Kyle, Stephanie and Cole; brother of: William (April) Harrington, Andy Harrington, Donald Harrington, Jeffrey (Barb) Harrington, Roy (Heidi) Harrington, Christa Williams, Kevin (Bev) Harrington, Kent Harrington, Nicky Harrington, Glenn Harrington, Shawn (Becky) Harrington and the late Mary Kay Harrington and David Harrington. Brother-in-law of: Joan Harrington, Darlene (John) Bern, Bev (Kevin) Harrington and Jeffrey Seward. Also survived by several special nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport, Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2 pm until 7 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 from Hartland Bible Church at 10:00 am with the Reverend David Bern officiating. Interment will follow at Acacia Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to a charity of one’s choice.

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  • Visitation Sunday, December 3, 2017
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 4, 2017

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Jim and Mary Ann Seward

January 20, 2018

We will always miss Steve's warm hospitality and his concern for others. It is very comforting to know that he is now in God's memory and He will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Bujalski Benziger

December 10, 2017

Our Prayers are for the Harrington family. We are so glad we met Steve through the Canal Derby. He touched are lives all the way down here in NC.

Vern Bragg

December 5, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers for the Harrington family. His smile and upbeat attitude will be missed. May he rest in peace....

Mary Ann & Gary Schultheis

December 1, 2017

Dear Lynn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with through this difficult time. May Steves soul Rest In Peace with the Lord.
Sending you our love ❤

Jim Burt

December 1, 2017

To the Harrington family. I did not know Steve personally, but knew several of the Harrington brothers thru softball. My sympathy to your entire family.

Claudette & Lynn Creasey

December 1, 2017

Lynn,I am so sorry for the passing of Steve. I remember him coming into the Orleans Planning & Tourism office to see if we could help promote the fishing derby. I knew he was a good guy right away. Again sorry. Claudette Creasey

Jeanette Brown

December 1, 2017

I was so sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Many wonderful memories growing up with the Harrington family. Love and prayers for all.

Jeanette Miller/Brown

Ken McGoff

December 1, 2017

I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing . My condolences to Lynn and the family.
Did enjoy his company and wit at the "Party in the Pasture" get together s in Cincinattus over the years.

Donna Shephard/Farnham

November 30, 2017

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

JoAnne Ruppel-Frawley

November 30, 2017

My deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, father & Friend. I have great memories of Stephen - always kind, generous and ready with a great (and always funny) story. Growing up in Gasport has been a blessing for me as it granted me the privilege of knowing so many amazing folks. I wish you all a peaceful heart as you heal your broken hearts. So sorry, my friends.