Niagara Gazette


April 23, 2013

Harry Figura


Harry Figura, age 88, of Ransomville, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, while under the loving care of his family and Hospice in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport. Harry was born on September 19, 1924 in Ransomville, the son of the late Joseph and Agnes (Kubuious) Figura. A lifelong resident, he was a 1942 graduate of Wilson High School. For the next 43 years, Harry owned and operated his dairy, fruit and vegetable farm, which consisted of over 400 acres. He retired in 1985.
Harry was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Wilson, the 3-F Conservation Club, the Farm Bureau, the Niagara County Cooperative, and the Niagara County Milk Cooperative. He had also served on the Grievance Board for the Town of Wilson. Harry enjoyed watching football and golf, bowling and playing cards.
On July 27, 1957, he married Jean Harper. Jean predeceased him in 2008. Harry is survived by a daughter, Jane (Peter) Hamilton of Ransomville; a son, Matthew (Michelle) Figura of Lockport; his grandchildren, Michelle (Eric) Truesdell, Matthew, Jr. and Melissa Figura, Marquette (Nick) Pollow, and Katherine (Tom) Olson; twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Cox of Laconia, NH, Florence (Francis) Gergal of Ransomville, and Agnes "Wanda" Quigley of Florida; and two brothers, Richard Figura and Joseph (Celia) Figura, both of Ransomville. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Wayne Figura; and three brothers, Henry, John, and Bruno Figura.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, 3648 Ransomville Road, Ransomville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 AM in St. John's Episcopal Church, 431 Lake St., Wilson, with the Rev. Judith Lee officiating.(Please assemble at Church). Burial will follow in North Ridge Cemetery, Town of Cambria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 431 Lake St., Wilson, NY 14172-0609 or to the Ransomville Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, PO Box 239, Ransomville, NY 14131.
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