Harry L. Bronson
Vernon-Harry l. Bronson, age 95, a lifelong Vernon resident passed away peacefully late Saturday evening April 15, 2017 in the Crouse Community Center after a brief stay at the nursing facility.
He was born on October 4, 1921 in Vernon Center, New York a son of the late Leon and Hazel (Pohl) Bronson and was a graduate of Rome Free Academy.
Harry enlisted with the United State Army on November 11, 1942 and was honorably discharged on April 19, 1946 after serving as a medic for his country.
On October 15, 1949 Harry and May Nuzzo were united in marriage at St. Joseph's rectory in Oneida, and have shared this loving vow of over sixty-seven years together.
Prior to his retirement in 1986 Harry owned and operated his machine shop know as SanKar Tool and Machine Works, named after his two daughters, Sandy and Karen.
Harry was a train enthusiast and history buff. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, hunting and fishing in his spare time.
Surviving are his wife, May Bronson of Vernon, two daughters, Sandra (John) Jollie of Sherrill, Karen Bell and companion David Pagliarli of Camarillo, Cal., four grandchildren, Robert (Venessa)Bell of Rome, Elizabeth Bell of Napa, Cal., Sara and Stephen Jollie of Sherrill, five great-grandchildren, Gary, Jack, Nolan, Leo and Madelyn. The family would like to thank grandchildren Robert and Elizabeth Bell's father, Timothy Bell, who was a tremendous help to Harry and May during Harry's time of need.
The family would like to thank the staffs at St. Luke's Hospital and the Crouse Community Center for all their fine care shown to Harry during these last months.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12:00 noon till 1:00 p.m. at the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 23 Front Street, Vernon, NY. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. immediately following the calling hour with the families nephew Rev. Gary Spraker officiating. Burial will then follow with military honors in St. Helena's Cemetery, Middle Road, Oneida, NY, 13421.In memory of Harry contributions may be sent to the Vernon Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 773, Vernon, NY, 13476.Online condolences may be sent to maleckifuneralhome.com