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Harry F. Cornwell, comptroller, veteran
July 16, 1923 -- Feb. 11, 2006

Harry F. Cornwell, a World War II combat veteran, died unexpectedly Saturday in his Alden home. He was 82.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Cornwell graduated from Fosdick-Masten Park High School and participated in the Army officer training program at Princeton University.

He served as an Army sergeant during World War II and saw combat in the European Theater. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of the Nordhausen concentration camp in Germany.

He moved to Alden in 1955.

After the war, Mr. Cornwell served as a comptroller with various companies. His last place of employment was with Thermal Door, where he worked as comptroller for several years before retiring in the mid- to late 1980s.

He was a fourth-degree member of Father John Schauf Council, Knights of Columbus, in Lancaster; the Holy Name Society; Alden Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and the American Philatelic Society.

His wife, Jane Simon Cornwall, died in 1999.

He is survived by four daughters, Susan Rosenberg and Jayne Castillo, both of Richmond, Va., Joan Lindermin of Gaithersburg, Md., and Mary West of Attica; a son, Jeffrey J. of Richmond; a brother, James of Buffalo; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2021 Sandridge Road, Alden. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Alden.


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