Gerald Harter

Obituary of Gerald Harter


Gerald E. Harter, age 72, died 9/25/2018 at home. 

He was born 9/25/1946 in Rochester to Earl and Helen (Wysocarski) Harter and was a life-long resident of this area.  Gerald was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War having been awarded the Purple Heart for having been wounded in combat.  He was a member of and Past Commander of the Holley VFW Post #202 and the Jewel Buckman Post #529 Holley American Legion.  Gerald was also a member of the Woodsman Club, was a licensed electrician and as considered a ‘Jack of all trades’.  He loved car racing and at one time owned a racecar of his own; #33 “Chicken Little” which he raced at Lancaster and Perry Speedways. 

Gerald retired from Eastman Kodak after 25 years and then drove school bus for the Spencerport School System for many years after that.  He enjoyed NASCAR, going to the Casino and will be remembered for his devotion and love of his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gloria, his daughters: Buffie (Ralph) Gleason of Holley, Melissa (Bill) Furness of Kent, Cynthia (Mike) Dale of Holley, CarolAnn Harter of Holley, his sister: Carole (Jim) McGrath of Rochester, 4 grandsons: Brian (Samantha) Gleason, Billy Furness, Aaron (Kristy) Dale, Dustin Furness, great grandchildren: Jayden, Amber, Ryder, Carlee as well as several nieces and nephews. 

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Rt. 31-Holley, MONDAY from 1-4 p.m. where his Memorial Service will be held following visitation at 4 p.m. at which point Military Honors will be accorded at the Funeral Home. 

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holley VFW Post #202, 8 Veterans Drive, Holley, NY, 14470.