Thomas E. Harding Sr.

Thomas E. Harding Sr., age 77, of Johnstown passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

He was born on February 1, 1937, in Johnstown, a son of the late Francis and Ruth Allen Harding.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1958.

Tom was employed at the former Suffern Chemical Co. in Johnstown for more than 35 years until his retirement.

Mr. Harding was a member of the First Baptist Church, Johnstown.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Smith Harding, whom he married on May 4, 1974; two sons, Thomas E. Harding Jr. of Johnstown and Luke Harding of Johnstown; six daughters, Maryann Harding of Johnstown, Ruthmarie Brownell of Northville, Cheryl Harding of Arizona, Sandra LaRocque of Pennsylvania, Lisa Penley of Canajoharie, and Heidi Tierney of Johnstown; one sister, Marion Costa of Fonda; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 28, from 11 to 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Comrie Avenue, Johnstown.

Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Ephratah Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, New York 12095.

Arrangements are by the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc. 215 East Main Street, Johnstown.

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