Harry James Freeze, born October 6, 1932, died November 20, 2021.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Annamae, and his brother Wesley Freeze. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanore (Raker) Freeze; his sister, Nancy (Len) Tomchon; his two children; Linda (Jon) Walker and Dan Freeze; and his two grandchildren, Karis Walker and Jesse Walker.
Harry devoted 30 years of his life to working for Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC. When he wasn’t working, he loved fishing, and was good at it (he had records proving he caught over 5000 flounder from his boat, the Lindanel). He was an active member of the Long Island Wood Carving Club and he was a long-suffering fan of the New York Mets (but he was at the game when they clinched the ’69 World Series!). He loved the Lord and served as treasurer, property manager, and one of the loudest (and best) singers for the Hicksville Christian Church for the 50 years he lived on Long Island.
Harry was a great entertainer, and humor was a large part of his life, every day, from morning to night. He was a most generous man, and his family will sorely miss him, until they see him again in heaven.
Having served in the Army for two years during the Korean conflict, and being honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant, Harry earned the right to be buried in the Western New York National Cemetery in Corfu, NY, and will be so honored there in a private ceremony.
There will be 2 public gatherings to remember Harry. One Memorial Assembly will be hosted by the Willowbrook Christian Church (619 High Street, Victor, NY 14564) on Saturday, December 4, starting at 1pm, with a Service of Remembrance at 2:30pm.
A second Memorial Assembly will be hosted by the Hicksville Christian Church (105 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801) on Saturday, December 11, at 3pm.
If you would care to honor Harry’s life with a gift, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kids for Christ (1485 St. Anthony Lane, Florissant, MO 63033), a mission group representing Jesus around the world in a way that Harry loved his whole life.