Harry V. “Bud” Van Voorhis

October 25, 1920 ‒ July 27, 2014

Galion, Ohio

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.

  • To Irene and the families of Harry,
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one. I will always cherish the good memories of all of you from
    First Presbyterian. Sorry, through the years we have lost track of each other. Hugs, Ruby and Max

  • We knew Harry for the years we worked with him at the Galion Iron Works. He was always so friendly and we had a lot of fun talking about the Galion Tigers on Saturday mornings after a hard fault Friday night football game. What a great guy. He will be dearly missed. May God comfort you and your family.

  • To the VanVoorhis Family,
    Our grandmother, Edythe Craun, lived in the apartment above your home. We would frequently visit with your family when we visited her. We have very fond memories of Bud. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The McNew-Craun Family and Ron and Linda McNew Nelson

  • We were so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. I worked with him at Dresser. He was a great person.

  • Dear Irene and Family,
    We have found memories of the VanVoorhis family. Charlie smiles when he shares memories of the Lion’s Club and the Presbyterian Church. We are holding you all in prayer and cherish the times we were able to share together. Harry had a wonderful smile and a very positive approach to life.
    The Meek Family