Harrison Libby

Libby, Harrison S. of Beacon, entered into rest Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at The Pines, Poughkeepsie. He was 79.

Born July 10, 1936, in Queens, NY he was the son of the late George H. and Jessie Smith Libby.

Harrison was a retired NYS Licensed Funeral Director and the former owner of Libby Funeral Home, Inc., Beacon. He was a member of the Beacon Elks, The Exchange Club, Board Of Directors of The Salvation Army, Past President of the Kiwanis Club, Dutchess Putnam & Ulster Funeral Director’s Association, National Funeral Director’s Association, Beacon Sloop Club, American Legion and the Beacon VFW.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, served as an MP and was extremely patriotic.

He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Beacon and sponsored various youth sports programs.

July 16, 1960 in Syracuse, NY he married Cynthia Nalton Libby, who survives him at home.

In addition to his wife survivors include: his daughter Sue Libby Van Ness and her husband Charlie, of Summerville, SC., his three granddaughters, Amy, Mallory and Libby Van Ness, three cousin’s, Marjorie Johnston of Long Island, Rev. Robert Libby of Florida and Ethel Morris of SC, his sister in law, Sue Ring and her husband Bob of Clarkston, MI., his niece Molly and her husband Mike Pattison and their children, his nephew Jont Kingsepp and his wife Ellen and their children.

He was predeceased by his son Thomas N. Libby, his grandson Sean Libby Van Ness, his nephew Christopher Kingsepp and his sister-in-law Patricia Nalton.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.

Funeral Services will take place Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 AM at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY. Rev. Dr. Edwin Cromey will officiate.

Interment with Military Honors will take place Monday November 9, at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. A procession will form at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. at 9:00 AM.

In lieu of, flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Assoc., Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Wounded Warrior’s Project or to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Beacon.

The Libby family would like to thank the sixth floor staff at The Pines for the extraordinary care they have shown to our husband, father and grandfather.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick of Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845)831-0179

For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit www.libbyfuneralhome.com

Date Of Service
Friday, November 6, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 125080

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  1. Marino & Rosemarie DiLeo says:

    Cindy we are sorry to hear about Harrison as I remember how active he was when attending our \

  2. Rick & Joann Papesca says:

    Cindy and family,

    It was truly an honor to have known Harrison. He made a huge impact on Jamie\’s life and it was always great running into you guys at the airports as we traveled back and forth across the country he so loved. There is now one more Guardian at the gate with St. Peter, he will set them all straight.

    Condolences and love

    Joann & Rick

  3. Jim Neilans says:

    Sorry to hear of Harrison\’s passing. Have many fond memories from the days back at Farmingdale all those many years ago. Harrison was the old man of the group looking after all us young guys.

  4. Wayne, Wendy VanNess & family says:

    So saddened to hear of Harrisons\’ passing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He truly was a great man. So full of honor, love and laughter. We will always treasure our very special memories of great times we spent with him. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  5. ToniAnnZoleski says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Harrison was a wonderful person.

  6. Mike & Kathy Hutson says:

    Cindy, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Tom and Joanne Fitzgerald says:

    Harrison Libby will live on in the hearts of all who were blessed to cross his path … His service to our Country, his devotion to his family and friends, his generosity to those in need, all these qualities define this wonderful soul…God\’s Perfect Peace to all who mourn his passing.

  8. Lei and Boots Ruckle says:

    Cindy, Sue and family – Learned the news and are holding all of you in our thoughts and prayers. So miss seeing you and have thought of you often. Our love to you!!

  9. Joseph & Cleopatra Foye says:

    Cindy, even though we are miles apart we will have you and your family in our prayers. We will miss Libby very much expecially when we are in Beacon.

  10. Bob and Lynne Libby says:

    We are so sorry we can\’t be with you for the celebration of Harrison\’s beautiful life. Whereever Harrison went, he made a difference in the lives of all those around him. I particularly remember the summer of 1952 at Camp De Wolfe. He was a happy camper and everybody loved him . When we received the news of Harrison\’s death all I could imagine was a smiling Father John Davis , standing with arms wide open , welcoming Harrison into his eternal home.

  11. Judy Schwartz says:

    I just read the obituary in the Southern Dutchess News. Was so very sorry to learn that Harrison had passed. I wish I had known; I would most certainly have come to pay my respects. Cindy my thoughts are with you and your family. Your husband was one of the nicest people I\’ve ever known and he will always hold a special place in my heart for all his help and support when Robert and I were adopting our children. Your beautiful partnership was full of respect and love. What a beautiful legacy he leaves for his family and community. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  12. Margaret Place Grebleski says:

    Sue, Charlie and family,

    I was sad to read about your dad\’s passing in the Star Gazette. I know you had great love and affection for him and miss the great dad and grandfather he was to you. My condolences to all of you and your mom as well. Keeping you in thought and prayer,

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