Harold Semmens, 95, of Manlius died peacefully with family by his side. He was born in Seneca Falls, the son of the late George and Hilda Jane Semmens and brother to the late George Semmens and Thomas Semmens. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Marian E. Semmens, who died August 2017.
Hal served in WWII as Chief Mate in the Merchant Marines; and as Lieutenant in the Coast Guard Reserves. He was a graduate of the US Merchant Marine College and attended law school in Boston. He worked as a Claims Manager at Peerless Insurance Company in Syracuse. Hal was an active member of Christ Church in Manlius for over 50 years where he served on the Vestry and as a Sunday school teacher. He volunteered as a driver for the F-M Meals on Wheels.
He is survived by his children, George and Cynthia (Bowser) Semmens of Somers, NY and Beth (Semmens) and Stephen Skrainar of Penfield, NY; and grandchildren, Katharine Semmens and Lee Walter, and great-granddaughter, Clara Marian, of Lebanon, PA; Derek and Kaitlan Skrainar of Cockeysville, MD; and Geoffrey and Isobel Semmens of Webster, NY.
A memorial service will be held at Noon on Saturday, June 29th at Christ Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christ Church Memorial Fund, 407 E. Seneca St., Manlius, NY 13104.