Harry S. Wiands, Sr., 98, of Kingston, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at home. He was born on November 23, 1920 in Saugerties, the son of the late Chester and Bertha (Miner) Wiands.
Harry was married to Bernadette (Ehmann) Wiands, who passed away in 1975. He graduated from Saugerties High School, then served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. For many years Harry owned and operated Tudoroff Brothers Electric in Kingston.
He was a Past Commander of American Legion Post #150, a member of Kingston Kiwanis Club, played in the Tuesday & Wednesday Poker Clubs, bowled in several leagues (including Manny's), and enjoyed playing golf.
He is survived by his children, Sharon Baker and husband Dave, Harry, Jr. and wife Elizabeth, Stephen and wife Hong, granddaughters, Stacy, Theresa, Kimberly, Jennifer, and Victoria, eight great grandchildren, and best friend, John Shultz. In addition to his wife and parents he is predeceased by siblings, Chester, Theodore, Clarence, Leslie, Beatrice, and Edna, as well as special friends, Winnie Simmons and Jewels Cioni.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, NY, where family and friends may visit on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am on Monday, March 25, 2019 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 242 Wall St., Kingston, NY. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kingston.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post #150, 18 West O'Reilly St, Kingston, NY 12401 or Myasthenia Gravis Foundation at www.myasthenia.org. A tribute for Harry can be found at www.CarrFH.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
"Dear family of Harry, I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I remember Harry from numerous Kingston Kiwanis Kapers. Whether on stage or back stage, he was always a mainstay and fun to be with; always kind and considerate. May he rest in peace. Terri Dwyer"
"Harry Wiands was our scout master in the boy scouts troop 36 of Saugerties, he was a good leader and taught us well. Over 70 years ago now Iam 80 and remember him well. Thanks Harry RIP Chick Scrodanus "
"Fondest memories of a fine man. Condolences to family from Martin Kantor"
"My condolences to all of you ! Thinking of you at this time .Rest in peace Uncle Harry . Hugs to you all .Love Patsy "