Harry V. “Bud” Van Voorhis
October 25, 1920 ‒ July 27, 2014
Harry V. “Bud” Van Voorhis, 93, of Galion died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Galion Community Hospital.
Born October 25, 1920 in Bucyrus, he was the son of Harry V. and Ruby (Millar) Van Voorhis. He married Irene E. (Moser) Van Voorhis on September 12, 1948, and she survives.
Harry was a graduate of Bucyrus High School in 1938 and a graduate of Tiffin University in 1941. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran, where he served as a medic and was involved in liberating the Dachau Concentration Camp. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Galion where he served as an Elder; longtime member and officer of the former Galion Lions Club, member of Venus Lodge 152 Free and Accepted Masons in Mansfield, 32nd Degree Member of Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Mansfield HI 12 Chapter 408, and the Mansfield Grotto Club. He retired after 34 years from the former Galion Manufacturing, Division of Dresser Industries where he worked in accounting.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce Van Voorhis and Rose Wu of Hong Kong and Gary Van Voorhis and Karen Sutton of Encinitas, Ca.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Van Voorhis and Laura Van Voorhis both of Encinitas, Ca. and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Van Voorhis of Englewood, Co.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Eugene Van Voorhis.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, with Dr. Rose Wu, daughter-in-law, officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or charity of donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Harry “Bud” Van Voorhis, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.