Schroon Lake; Edward T. Haroff, Trooper (retired), New York State Police, 66, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, unexpectedly after a fall at his home on Christmas night, with his loving family at his side.
Ed was born February 22, 1947 in Oceanside, NY, the son of the late Edward C. and Rosemary T. (Boone) Haroff.
Ed patriotically served in the United States Army in the Military Police (MP) and was a Viet Nam Veteran.
Ed proudly served as a Trooper, in Troop B, New York State Police from 1968-1995. Upon his retirement from the New York State Police, Ed owned and operated Haroff Auction and Realty in Schroon Lake, NY.
Ed was a consummate businessman with a passion for his auction business which he had built from auctioning livestock and antiques in Schroon Lake to a specialization in Real Estate and auctioning Tax Foreclosure Properties in sixteen municipalities throughout New York State. He also owned and operated Adirondack Mobile Shredding in Schroon Lake, NY.
Ed was very active in the local community. He was a past member of the Lions Club; served as a Town Councilman, and was a member of the Essex County Republican Committee.
During the winter months, Ed enjoyed spending time with his wife, Linda, at their home in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Those who knew Ed knew his passion for life. He loved his work, he loved his community, and most of all his family and desired above all else that they be happy and content.
In addition to his devoted and loving wife of twenty two years, Linda A. (Reeves) Haroff, Ed is survived by his sister Betty Ann (Bill) Force of Charleston, Il. his daughters Jennifer L. (Jamie) LaPerle and grandchildren Julia and Lucas, Kimberly A. (Rick) Dumoulin and grandson Ricky and his mother-in-law Eleanor B. Reeves, all of Schroon Lake; his grandson Andrew Mervin of Macedon, NY and his dearest Aunt Margaret, his cousins Patti and Joe (Sheila) Boone all of Florida, as well as many members of his extended family.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Friday Morning January 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake, interment with full Military Honors will follow at 2:30 PM at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.
Friends may call at the Edward L. Kelly Funeral Home 1019 US Rt. 9 Schroon Lake Thursday January 16, 2014 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM and 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may take the form of donations to the Schroon Lake Emergency Squad, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.
JAN 16. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Edward L Kelly Funeral Home
1019 US Rte 9
Schroon Lake, NY, US, 12870
JAN 17. 11:00 AM
Our Lady Of Lourdes
US Rt. 9
Schroon Lake, NY, US, 12870
JAN 17. 02:30 PM
Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
Schuylerville, NY, US, 12871