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Obituary of David J. Hulslander


David J. Hulslander, 82, of Harford, NY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 28th, 2023. He was born June 1, 1941 in Cortland, a son of the late Roy and Bernice (Hutchings) Hulslander.

A lifelong area resident, David was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Union since 1965 and retired in 2003. He was a member of the Harford Volunteer Fire Department for 57 years and served as Fire Chief. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Dryden serving as chaplain and historian. He thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the ritual team and felt this was a way he could give back since never serving in the armed forces. There couldn’t have been a better husband or father. He was a talented carpenter, handy man and all around problem solver. He enjoyed the outdoors and held a lifetime sporting license for hunting and fishing. He was also an avid NASCAR fan rarely missing a race. He was funny and kind to all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Welch) Hulslander; his sons: Mark Hulslander of Candor, (Kelli of Dryden), Brian Hulslander (Brandi) of Dryden, Keith Hulslander (Cheryl) of Daytona Beach, FL; Daughters: Sara Diamond (John) of Dryden, and Brenda Bush (John) of Daytona Beach; Grandchildren, Lindsay Bomysoad (Dan) of Dryden, Lacey Brown (Rob) of Dryden, Emily Haflett (Devin) of Horseheads, Hannah Diamond (Merritt) of Dryden, Shy Bleck, Dennis Bleck & Travis Hill; Great Grandchildren: Kinsley Bomysoad & Graelyn Brown of Dryden. Sister: Freda (Stephen) Lucas of Groton and brother: Robert “Bob” (Shirley) Hulslander of Freeville.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Roy “Bud” Hulslander, James “Jim” Hulslander and sisters Beverly Passalugo, Arlene Ward, & Mary Williams; along with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home, 2272 Dryden Rd, Dryden. Private interment will be held at a later time in the Green Hills Cemetery. Memorial contributions in David’s name can be directed to the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home Ritual Team.

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