Harold G. Wing of Ripley died March 8 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa. He had been a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County. Harold was born July 14, 1921 in Hartfield to the late George and Mary Wing.
He was educated in the Mayville school system and graduated in 1939. Prior to WWII, he worked at the Curtiss Wright Aircraft Factory in Buffalo. He repaired the frames and fuselages of fighter planes. He was a veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps from 1942-1946.
In 1965, he married Winifred (Sawin) of Ripley. She was his loving wife for 49 years. Harold was a long time master finishing carpenter who worked for Jackson Builders of Westfield and then established his own carpenter shop, where he was self-employed for many years.
Harold was the oldest member of the William Travis Post of the American Legion in Mayville. His other memberships included the Ripley United Methodist Church and the Moose Club of Jamestown.
Besides his wife, Winifred, Harold is survived by his daughters, Wanda (Bob) Cincar of Athens, Texas, Juanita (Tommy) Stafford of New Port Richey, Fla; son, Rodney Wing of Meridian, Miss., stepsons, James (Margaret) Perrine of Petersburg, Va., William (Nella) Perrine of Westfield and David (Susan) Perrine of Erie, Pa. He is further survived by his sister, Helen (Donald) Pierson and brother, Fred (Jane) Wing of Stockton; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild.
Harold's Funeral Service was held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Mathews Funeral Home, 140 West Main St. Ripley, with the Rev. Craig Buelow officiating. Calling hours were held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 13 from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be at the Quincy Cemetery in Ripley.
Donations in Harold's memory may be made to the Ripley United Methodist Church and/or the Ripley Hose Company.
Arrangements were made by Michael Robert Fantauzzi, Director.