Gerald  Harrington
Gerald Harrington, of Appleton, NY, husband of the late Marion Perrigo Harrington, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at home under care of his family. He was born in Akron, NY, on January 29, 1931, the son of the late Wilfred and Emily Miner Harrington.
Gerald graduated from Barker Central School, served in the U.S. Air Force in Alaska from 1950-1954 and retired from Sierra Research Corp. as an electronic technician.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed gardening, fishing, working on electronic equipment and was the family handyman. He also enjoyed attending Hess Road Wesleyan Church and the friendships he made there. His faith was strong, and he said more than once that he was ready to meet his Lord and Savior.
Father of Ellen (Fred) Waters, Gerald (Cindy) Harrington, Jr., Kathy (Dwayne) Stahlbaum and Susan (Dale) Butler; grandfather of Lisa (Bill) Tomasine, Dan (Rachel) Waters, Joe (Meghan) Waters, Kenny Butler, Sarah (Shane) Hornquist, Kate (Lance) Perry, Emily (Michael) Lanighan, Jeffrey Budde and Kevin Buddel great-grandfather of Carolyn and Billy Tomasine, Raegan and Bode Waters, Aaliyah Wheat, Caydence and Noah Budde, Lana and Archer Hornquist and Remington Waters; brother of Arlene Class, Donna (Dave) Richardson, Suzanne (Bob) Treichler, Bill (Kathy) Harrington and the late Jane Akin, Donald and Kenneth Harrington; brother-in-law of Cliff Akin.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Corwin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Please visit to send the family a condolence.
Published on March 19, 2020


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Colleen Wright
Mar 21, 2020
Cousin Gerry and his family were always dear to me and my parents, George and Lola Harrington, who took us to visit them often while growing up. My sister, Rochelle and I saw him more like an Uncle because we were the ages of his children. We always enjoyed going to their house, because they had a pool. Throughout my adult life, when ever I was in the area, I would stop by to visit. Gerry was an example to me of a man of great faith and kindness.
Sending comfort and peace to my awesome NY family. May the Lord be with you at this time.
Fay Gordon
Mar 20, 2020
My sympathy to you in the loss of your father and grandfather. May many happy memories comfort you at his time.