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Harry B. "Dale" OVERHOLT

July 25, 1933 — May 19, 2023

Stannards, NY


Harry B. “Dale” OVERHOLT, 89, of Stannards, NY, died Friday, May 19, 2023 in Olean General Hospital. 


Born July 25, 1933, in North Tonawanda, he was the son of Harry Allard and Jean M. Haeffle Overholt.  He was a graduate of Tonawanda High School, where he was the captain of the football team and a member of the Sigma Psi fraternity.  After high school, he went on to play semipro football.  Harry served honorably with the U.S. Army and New York National Guard from 1952 – 1960.  On June 28, 1958, in Tonawanda, he married the former Barbara C. Cook, who survives.  He was employed by National Fuel for 40 years, retiring as district manager.  Harry was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church in Tonawanda, attended Grace United Church in Wellsville, member of Wellsville Rod and Gun Club, and was a 52-year member of Ken-Ton Masonic Lodge #1186.   Harry was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and enjoyed helping the DEC band ducks at their cabin on Alma Pond.  He was very much loved by his wife, daughter, and grandchildren.  


Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are:  a daughter, Brenda (Jack) VanBuskirk of Andover;  a grandson, Samuel (Miranda Haramia) Lamphier-VanBuskirk of Chula Vista, CA;  two granddaughters, Kailee (Teddy) Alfieri of Niceville, FL and Angela (Tim) Corkey of Alfred;  a sister-in-law, Anne Overholt of Tonawanda;  a close cousin, Susan Hartman;  many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four siblings, Jack A. (Marlene) Overholt, Wayne Overholt, Jane D. (Ernie) Cline, and Phyllis J. (Jim) Henderson. 


Friends may call at OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY on Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM.  Rev. Dennis Munro will officiate.  Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery.  


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. 


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