George L. Harford

January 23, 2024
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George L. Harford, Penn Yan, NY/Mount Dora, FL – Tuesday January 23rd, 2024, George, age 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a long illness.  He was predeceased by his loving parents Spencer and Winifred. 

Friends may call on Friday, February 2, from 4- 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Funeral will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gorham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or to the Gorham Rotary Club, 4745 East Swamp Rd., Stanley, NY 14561.

After graduating from Victor High School, he went to earn a degree in Animal Husbandry at Alfred State. A lifelong farmer, his career began at Eastern and then many years at Monroe Tractor in Canandaigua New York. In 1990, George became the owner of Robert Miller Company (Empire Tractor). George was a hard worker who was kind, caring and could make anyone feel comfortable in his presence. He was an active member of Gorham Rotary for many years. He loved hunting, golf, bowling and horseshoes with his friends. George was an avid sports fan, including motocross (#127).

George’s greatest pride was his family.  He is survived by his loving wife Alma; children, Barb (Brian) Battin, Bill (Michelle) Harford, Jeff (Becky) Harford; step-children, Robyn (Darrel) Maxwell, Robert Coblio; grandchildren, Dylan (Caroline) Goldammer, Alec (Alex) Goldammer, Kayla Harford, Cameron Harford, Kyle (Jade) Tandle, Bert (Willow) Taber, Allie Harford, Jake Harford, Kristyn (Tim) Nix, Jordan Coblio; and, 4 great-granddaughters, Emma and Madeline Goldammer and Hayden and Addy Tandle; Uncle Walter Harford, cousins, nieces and nephews.  

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Calling Hours

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, February 2, 2024
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Funeral Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Saturday, February 3, 2024
10:00 AM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
Get Directions


Patti & John Pountney from Hudsonville. Mi on Jan. 24, 2024

I was very blessed to have George as my uncle! He has a wonderful family and some really great friends. Our love and condolences to his family!

Michael Rowley from Canandaigua, NY on Jan. 25, 2024

Our condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

Jack Baggelaar from Sorrento,FL on Jan. 25, 2024

Met George at Mcdonalds for coffee when he spent his winters in Mount Dora,Fl.George was always a joy to spend time with.
After listening to George you knew that he loved his wife Alma,farming his 40 acres and he was a Yankee baseball fan.He mentioned his children often,his tractor business and since I had also been to cuka lake it was also brought up.Enjoy going to Yankee spring training games with George because he had a friend that got us great seats about the third George has been missed at coffee but he won’t be forgotten.Rest in peace George you’ve earned it.
Regards Jack P Baggelarr and the guys from Mcdonalds.

Thomas Harvey from Gorham, NY on Jan. 25, 2024

I have lost a good friend I was blessed to have gotten to know well and do community service with through the Gorham Rotary Club. I am so sorry I will be out of town and unable to share more memories and condolences with his family at the wake and funeral.

Susan McCarthy from Canandaigua on Jan. 27, 2024

Jeff, Becky and family.
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. God bless you all.

Jane Owens from Pensacola FL on Jan. 27, 2024

Thinking of George’s family and all former VCS class mates. We will miss his wit and wisdom

Jodi Trojan from Naples on Jan. 27, 2024

Becky and Family, You are in my Thoughts and Prayers. The loss of a Father is the foundation of your Family, each of you were precious to him and you have such great memories to hold onto the memories and stories you share will get you all through this difficult time. Blessings and Prayers to each of you.

Chris and Sue Hansen from Hall, NY on Jan. 27, 2024

Alma and family - We are sorry for your loss. it was always a pleasure to be associated with George through our agribusiness dealings and to work with him for many years in connection with the Gorham Rotary Club.

Harold Tones from 1244 Arrowhead Beach Rd on Jan. 28, 2024

Condolences to George's family. He was a really good man and will be missed by all. RIP George

George & Gloria Rundt from Canandaigua, NY on Jan. 30, 2024

So sorry we cannot be there with you at this time. Please accept our sincere condolences. Your memories will sustain you.

Alan "Rat" Vakiener from Lake wales Florida on Feb. 2, 2024

George will always be in our thoughts, prayers, but mainly our hearts. He was more than my friend, he was like a brother. So many great times and memories. The best to the BEST.

Patricia Tasikas-Gitsis from Webster on Feb. 2, 2024

Barb and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May his memory be eternal.

Sending love,


Dick & Jan Calabrese from Gorham on Feb. 2, 2024

Please accept our deepest sympathy. George was a great boss and a great friend.

Wendell Walldroff from La Fargeville NY on Feb. 2, 2024

To the Harford Family, So sorry for your loss. Being in the Farm Equipment business I have known George for many years, and served on the NY and Northeast Equipment Dealers Association when he was there. There are many memories associated with the various meetings he, Alma and I attended. George was indeed the steady hand, always mindful of others along with his insight and patience speaks to his character. We often would transfer equipment to each other when he was at the Dealership and was always helpful on any requests. That practice has carried on with Bill at the helm . Let your faith carry you in this time and God Bless George and your family

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