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Harry McKibben

October 9, 1948 — December 17, 2021

Harrison Earl McKibben passed away peacefully at Fahey Rehabilitation Center on December 17, 2021 with his loving wife Amy by his side after a long struggle with Parkinson's. Harry was born October 9, 1948 in Syracuse to Clarence and Dorothy McKibben. Harry was a member of the first graduating class of Thomas Corcoran High School in 1966 and went on to graduate from Onondaga Community College. He was employed by Syracuse University as a sheet metal fabricator and roofer and retired after 45 years. He was an active member of East Genesee St Presbyterian Church and first Presbyterian Church United.

Harry was an avid bowler, golfer and enjoyed weekend basketball games with his close friends. He was loyal to the New York Giants and followed Syracuse University football and basketball. He adored his 12 rescue cats and cherished their companionship.

Harry is survived by his wife of 50 years Amy Dorschug McKibben, brother Gene McKibben and wife Sylvia of Syracuse, their daughter Barbara Humphries of North Carolina, brother-in-law John Dorschug and his son John Lee of Syracuse, brother-in-law Mark Dorschug and wife Patti and their son Matthew of Burlington, New Jersey, sister-in law Janis Dorschug-Louzek and husband John of Hollis, New Hampshire, and their children Katharine Louzek-Khan of New York City and George of Watertown, Mass. Harry is also survived by nieces Theresa Simmons of North Carolina, April Scherer of Bridgeport and nephew Richard Simmons of Bridgeport.

Harry is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Dorothy McKibben, sister Pamela Simmons and nephew John Patrick Dorschug, and niece Doreena Knapp.

A celebration of Harry's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a tribute gift in memory of Harry to Parkinson's Foundation

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