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.