Obituary of Harold Entwistle
Harold “Ted” Entwistle
January 18, 2017
Woodgate- Harold “Ted” Entwistle, 69, State Rt. 28, husband of Cheryl, passed away, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, while surrounded by the loving care of his wife and family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.
He was born the son of Harold and Dorothy Hasenauer Entwistle March 6, 1947 in New Hartford, NY. Ted graduated from New Hartford Central Schools and continued his education at Hartwick College, receiving his BA in History in 1969. On September 18, 1971 he married Cheryl Morgan, his loving wife and partner for 45 years.
Ted served in the US Army Reserves from 1971 to 1976, and in 1978 began a 28 year career with Niagara Mohawk, first as a meter reader and serviceman, and later as a dispatcher and gas planner- finally retiring in 2006. He served as an Oneida County Republican Committeeman for over 30 years, was a founding member of the Town of Forestport Planning Board, and a proud member and past President of the Adirondack White Lake Association since its’ inception in 1981. He truly cherished living on White Lake, and enjoyed his boat rides and his friends at Seasons Cafe tremendously.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl, his son T.J. and wife Shelley; also of White Lake, his grandson Cole, “"the little mouse”, his cousins Bill Hasenauer and wife Elizabeth of Forestport; Ann Johnson of Rochester, and “Aunty Barb”, also of Rochester. He was predeceased by his mother Dorothy Hasenauer, in 2004, and father Harold in 2006.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Woodgate Cemetery in the spring, at the convenience of the family.
The family can never give enough thanks to the outstanding care given to him by the staff of Sunset Nursing Home, and the kindness and professionalism provided by the Woodgate Fire Department and the Old Forge Ambulance Service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Woodgate Fire Department 12445 State Rt. 28, Woodgate, NY 13394, or to Old Forge Ambulance Service P.O. Box 1170, Old Forge, NY 13420 or Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.