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Services held for Harry Montgomery of Mohawk

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

Calling hours and funeral services for Harry Montgomery were held Monday evening at the Applegate-Day and Enea Funeral Home on Acme Road on the border of Ilion and Frankfort.

Montgomery, 68, of Mohawk was one of two men killed at John's Barbershop last Wednesday.

Known by many as "Monty," he was born on May 8, 1944, in Richfield Springs, the son of Lyle and Florence (Osborne) Montgomery and attended Richfield Springs schools. On July 1, 1967, he was married to Linda Pierce in Ilion. Harry was employed as a fork lift operator at Union Fork and Hoe Co., Frankfort, for over ten years and later worked at D.J. Ferdula Top Soil in Frankfort. At one time he worked at the Ilion Marina. He was a proud Mohawk Fire Corps volunteer.

His survivors include his wife, Linda Montgomery, of Mohawk; his children, Linda Springer and partner, Beth Edwards, of Herkimer, Harry Montgomery, Jr., of Ilion, Kelly Kirk and husband, Michael, of Mohawk; son-in-law, Harold "Skip" Springer, Jr.; grandsons, Sr. Airman Matthew Montgomery and Sydney Parker, of Alaska, Arron Springer, of Herkimer, Johnny Jo Springer, of Ilion, James Springer, of Ilion, and Peyton "Peanut" Kirk; also Daniel Ferdula and Jim Palumbo, of Frankfort, who he considered his brothers; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jill Ingraham and partner, Terry Franklin, of Mohawk, and Harold Pierce and wife, Diane, of Ilion; and many nieces, nephews and family and friends.

He was predeceased by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carol and Harry Leavitt, Sandra and Lawrence Wentworth, and Richard "Rooster" Ingraham.

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Linda Montgomery, 113 Garibaldi St., Mohawk, NY 13407.

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