Gregory S. Harwood, 58, of 17140 Route 957 Bear Lake, Pa., passed away at 3:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, surrounded by family and friends, at Corry Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Prior to his passing, Greg had an extended time of illness at home where he received much love and care by his loving wife, Marlene.
He was born in James-town, N.Y., on Dec. 29, 1954, a son of Raymond and Phyllis (Sharp) Harwood who survive him and live in Syracuse, N.Y. He was the husband of Marlene K. Harwood, whom he married Aug. 17, 2002, in Panama, N.Y.
He had been employed by Lottsville Milling previously Mosher Milling all of his adult life, with the exception of about one year when he worked at Chautauqua Hardware. He began working at Mosher Milling at the age of 12, along side his cherished Uncle Roger and Aunt Pat Mosher who preceded him in death
Greg will be remembered for his love of music, at-tending several concerts, and the Great Blue Heron Music Festival for several years. He also loved his Harley Davidson. He was kind, gentle and patient man who loved life. Greg was also a member of the AMVETS in Sugar Grove.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by two daughters: Christina Hansen, of Sugar Grove, Pa., and Betsy (Matthew) Dentler, of Akeley, Pa.; two step daughters: Amanda (Chris) Worth, of George-town, Texas; and Melissa (Brian) Olsen, of James-town, N.Y.; one sister, Karen (William) Myers, of Camillus, N.Y.; one brother Michael (Julie) Harwood, of North Syracuse, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Christian Hansen, Colyn Dentler, Quinn Dentler, Maddi Kaltenbach, Cameron Olsen and Konner Olsen; a spe-cial friend, Bob "Jr" Morse; an aunt and uncle, Robert and Marilee Brooks; four nieces and nephews and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Helen and Dud Sharp, paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Harwood,
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. The Family has re-quested that those attending the service please feel free to wear their tie dye shirts or Harley shirts in memory of Greg. Graveside services will follow in Lottsville Cemetery.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to the Corry Regional Hospice, 612 W. Smith St., Corry, PA 16407. Family and friends may order flowers, sign the online guestbook or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com