BURLINGTON — Alwin James Harrington, 75, died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at his home in Burlington.
He was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Northville, the son of Fred and Hazel (Blowers) Harrington.
He married Betty Gail Simmons on May 7, 1952, at the Methodist Parsonage in Edmeston.
One of Alwin's earliest employment was at the Wust Sawmill in Edmeston; later he was a farmer for Earl Chapin in Pittsfield; and his final employment was for the Village of Morris. After retirement Alwin enjoyed being a gentleman farmer at his homestead in Burlington, raising calfs for veal, chickens and dairy cows. He was an avid gardener, and when he wasn't tending to his vegetables, he would be landscaping his yard.
Alwin loved his family, which included teasing each of his children and their spouses, and preparing meals for all — he was a fantastic cook.
Alwin is survived by his wife, Betty, of 50 years; his sons, Tom Harrington and companion, Jean, of Norwich, Richard and Lisa Harrington of Sherburne, Jack Harrington and companion, Sandy, of Sherburne, and Randy and Wilma Harrington of New Berlin; his daughters and sons-in-law, Larry and Jeri Rivenburgh of Laurens, Clark and Kathy Utter of Cooperstown Junction, Robert and Barbara Jones of Unadilla Forks, and Stewart and Amy Tuttle of New Berlin; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Joyce Harrington of New Berlin, James and Sue Harrington of Edmeston, and Howard Harrington of Hope, Kan.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alwin was predeceased by his parents; his son, William James Harrington; his brothers, Fred, Ronald, Donald and Harold Harrington; and his sister, Irene Tice.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston, with Catskill Area Hospice Chaplain Jay Henderson officiating.
Interment will be in the spring at Edmeston Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alwin's memory to the Catskill Area Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
Published by The Daily Star on April 7, 2003.