RANDOLPH - Herman G. Bosworth, 100, formerly of 17 New St., Randolph, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Randolph Manor, 40 East Main St., under the care of Hospice, with his family by his side.
He was born Oct. 31, 1911, in Red House, N.Y., the son of the late Addis and Gertrude Osgood Bosworth. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Red House and moved to Randolph in 1932 at the age of 21 with his parents to their new dairy farm, that he and his late wife owned and operated for many years, following the death of his parents. He was a member of the Randolph United Presbyterian Church, where he held many offices; Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau; 50-plus years as member of the Randolph Grange, serving as past master, financial secretary and treasurer. Herman was the assessor for the town of Randolph for 26 years and served on the town board for five years. He was also a former president of the Cattaraugus County Assessors Association, past treasurer for the Randolph Cemetery Association, charter member and technical director for the former Glovers Mill Energy Center in East Randolph where he was active for many years developing a generation plant and was a former zoning board of appeals secretary in Randolph.
He is survived by two sons: Roger Bosworth and his wife Nickie, and Lynn Bosworth and his wife Sandy all of Kennedy; five grandchildren: Roberta Roselli, Maureen Pitts, Jeff Bosworth, Matthew Bosworth and Laura Snow; 12 great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren: April Corll and Michael Lack. He was preceded by his wife Grace White Bosworth, whom he married on Aug. 26, 1945, and who preceded him on Sept. 16, 2004, and an infant brother Donald Addis Bosworth in 1907.
Herman G. Bosworth
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (June 19, 2012) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Randolph United Presbyterian Church. Pastor Leslie Latham will officiate. Burial will follow in the Randolph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Randolph United Presbyterian Church, 195 Main St., Randolph, NY 14772 or to the Home Health & Hospice, 1225 W. State St., Olean, NY 14760.
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