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Harry J. Ekelund, 67, Former Ossining Resident, Fire Department Member

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Harry J. Ekelund, a former resident  of Ossining and a resident of Southbury, died on Sept. 23. He was 67.

Ekelund was born in Freeport, N.Y. on May 18, 1947 and was the son of the late Harry J. and Gertrude (Hanley) Ekelund.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS in Electrical Engineering and he received his MBA, with a minor in Marketing from Iona College.

Harry married the former June Hunter on Sept. 28, 1975 in Ossining.  He was a 35-year member of the Ossining Fire Dept., Independent Hose Co. 6.  He was also a former member of the Fairview Fire Department in Greenburgh and the Montrose Fire Department   He was currently a member of the Southbury Fire Department.  He was an avid Ham radio operator and golfer.

Harry is survived by his wife June;  sons Bryan (Kendra), Andrew (Michelle); grandchildren Ryan and Lilliana; and siblings Nancy (Gerard) Black and John (Angela).

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Dorsey. The Funeral Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, Briarcliff. Interment Bethel Cemetery in Croton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Lyon Pl., White Plains, NY 10601.

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