Wellsville, NY - Harold A. Schen, 89, of the Hallsport Road passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Jones Memorial Hospital after a lengthy struggle with congestive heart failure.
Harold was born in Wellsville, November 8, 1923 to Carl and Luvae (Ploss) Schen. Like many of that generation, Harold entered the Navy at the start of World War II, when he was 17 and served on the USS Augusta until the end of the war. Harold returned to Wellsville after the war, and settled down to raise a family. Harold worked for Empire Gas, then National Fuel for 45 years. After retiring Harold actively explored the countryside using snowmobiles in the winter or motor cycles or ATV's in the summer. For many years, Harold was an avid volunteer at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife Helen, son David, father Carl, stepmother Margaret, mother Luvae and sister Irene. Harold is survived by his three children, Judith (Daniel) Flanagan, Julie (James) Gish, and Michael Schen, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
The family requests no flowers. Any donations or remembrances may be made in his memory to the JMH Axillary fund, in care of Brenda Milligan, 191 N. Main St, Wellsville, NY 14895.
Friends are invited to a graveside service, with military honors on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:00 am in Woodlawn Cemetery, 276 S. Main Street in Wellsville.