Harold C. Andersen

May 23, 1916December 4, 2012

Harold C. Andersen, age 96, of Penn Yan, New York passed away Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan.

Harold was born on May 23, 1916 in Hall, NY the son of the late Chris Peter and Marie (Jensen) Andersen. He served in the US Army Air Corp. during WWII and was a member of the Johnson Costello American Legion Post #355. Harold had worked for several years for Coach & Equipment and Burkett Mills in Penn Yan. He was a life long dairy farmer and carpenter. He was also a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church and the Danish Brotherhood of America. Harold loved to dance and enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing cards and golfing. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor and his second wife, Marjorie.

Harold is survived by his children, Sharon (Del) Allen, Patricia (Mike) Hoffman, Penny (Chris) Peterson, and Steven (Joela) Andersen; his grandchildren, Ben (Inga) Hoffman, Nichelle Allen, Cyndi Hoffman, Leah (Ryan) Dailey, Kimberly (Mike Darcy) Allen, David (Shawna) Hoffman, James (Kimberlee) Peterson, Robert Petersen, Anna Marie Betkavsky, Garrett Andersen, and Lily Andersen; great grandchildren, Michaela, Kaeden, Addison, Alex, Audrey, and Declan; his step children, Denny (Leah) Johnson, Randy (Deb) Johnson, Bev (Jerry) Gates, and Barb (Tim) Hackett; numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Harold’s family will receive friends and family on Saturday, December 8th beginning at 2 pm at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, corner of Chapel and Main St. where a memorial service commemorating his life will be held at 3pm. Burial with Military Honors will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan.

Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s name to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church, 166 Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527, to the Keuka Comfort Care Home, PO Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527, or to the Charity of One’s Choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Karen Kjar Gowin

December 9, 2012

Sharon, and family. I am sorry to hear about your Father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

December 8, 2012

Our families thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time in your lives. Harold was a wonderful father and uncle. Linda and Gary and family.

Sharon True

December 7, 2012

Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. He will live forever in your hearts. Sincerely

Ann (Kenyon) Maher

December 7, 2012

There must be dancing going on in Heaven right now, as Harold is welcomed home. His quiet humor, gentle ways, and convictions about life made a difference to so many of us. Our family was lucky to know him, as friend and co-worker with Clarence Jensen who for many years helped us on our dairy farm. May the warm memories of this fine man ease the pain of his passing. Your family will be in my prayers as you grieve his loss.

kathy wilkins

December 7, 2012

Sharon and family- Just heard about your dad passing away and wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

December 6, 2012

We share your loss and will keep you and your dad in our prayers and thoughts.

Joel and Getrude Luchun

December 6, 2012

Harold was a great guy. He started a wonderful family. He will be greatly missed.
Jim Moon - Penn Yan,NY

Betty (White) Furman

December 6, 2012

So sorry for your loss. He was a good neighbor while I was gowing up on Pre-Emption Rd. I remember him building things and several years putting in a skating rink for his children (& the neighbors)His children were blessed to have him for a father.

Roger & Carol Emerson

December 6, 2012

We have known Harold as the father of our sister-in-law, Pat Hoffman, for many years. He joined us at some of our family gatherings and we remember him as a quiet conversationalist with a good sense of humor. He was a gentle man who loved his family and enjoyed each member. His friendly ways and his interests in many things are an inspiration to all who knew him!

Deni & Leah

December 6, 2012

Our thoughts are with all of you.