Harold Sunshine

Died: October 28, 2013
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Harold Sunshine, 78, of Chenango Forks died suddenly in a car accident Tuesday, October 29, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents, Reuben and Ada Sunshine, of Buffalo, NY. He is survived by his brother, sister-in-law and nephew: Ben, Lisa, and Ross Shore of Indian Wells, California; best friend and life partner, Karen Goodman of Chenango Forks and her siblings’ families; cousins Bess, Dan and Alice Feldman of Buffalo; special friends the Henkle family, especially winter companion Roxanne of Jacksonville, FL, the Carbones of Jacksonville and Rosemarie of Binghamton; and many other cherished friends and neighbors in New York and Florida. A native of Buffalo, Harold was a graduate of Bennett High School and of the University of Buffalo. He was a proud veteran of the U.S Army and professor emeritus of Broome Community College, where he taught English, speech and humanities for 30 years. Prior to that, he taught for 5 years at Bennett High School. In his retirement, Harold enjoyed spending winters in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a vibrant man of many interests, including art, theater, opera, classical music, baseball, ice hockey and football. He was a steadfast fan, through good seasons and bad, of the San Francisco Giants, Detroit Red Wings and New York Giants. He loved sharing his knowledge and enthusiastic opinions for all of his passions. A celebration of Harold’s life will be held in the near future.
The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott on Sunday from 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, please honor Harold’s memory with a contribution to the charity of your choice or to the Broome Community College Foundation, Tri-Cities Opera or Binghamton Philharmonic.

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Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Died: October 28, 2013

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Mike Farah posted on 11/4/13

After the shock of hearing about my friend I am now commenting about one of the most interesting persons I have even known.HAL,the Professor,was so full of life and lived with a passion for so many wonderful things. I am so thankful I had the pleasure of meeting him over 20 yrs.ago. He inspired me in many ways with his knowledge and culture.Making him laugh was a joy and easy to do. I always looked forward to hearing that seasonal phone call that "The Professor was heading down south.He was my buddy for Spring Training every year and it will never be the same without Him.baseball was a wonderful connection for us ?He broadened my thinking and was such a great conversation. I know Hal was loved by many and He will be ever missed. He was an inspiration and a heavy loss. My heart however is filled with many wonderful memories no one can take away. Thank you Hal for being my Friend. Gods eternal rest.