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Eugene W. Harmon, 75, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) in his Youngstown-Wilson Road home after a lengthy illness.

Harmon was born in Philadelphia and lived in Wilson for several years before moving to Porter in 1969.

He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.

He was a member of O. Leo Curtiss Post 830, American Legion, in Ransomville, and also was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He worked for Stauffer Chemical Co. in Niagara Falls as a pipefitter and welder for 26 years. Harmon then worked for 10 years at Niacet Corp., Niagara Falls, from which he retired in 1988.

Harmon was an avid outdoorsman, animal lover, and gardener. He was a member of National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, the former Helen Carr Stone; four daughters, Barbara Swann of Wilson, Jean Welch of Niagara Falls, Ont., Melody Welnoski of Courtdale, Pa., and Darlene Garcia of Baltimore; three stepsons, Edwin A. Jandrew of Brunswick, Ohio, and David N. Lindsay and John R. Horton, both of Potsdam; two stepdaughters, Beverly J. Christian of Dickinson Center and Betty Jean Tassie of Chase Mills; 43 grandchildren, and 46 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hardison Funeral Home, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.[prhsk]

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