PLATTSBURGH — Almet B.E. Harran, 78, of Cliff Haven, died on Monday, April 10, 2006, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born June 8, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., son of the late Stephen F. and Beatrice (Belleau) Harran Sr.
He came to Plattsburgh in 1946, attending the first group at Champlain College (ACUNY). Almet entered the Army Air Corps in 1947 and graduated from pilot training in 1948. He was a combat jet fighter pilot during 1952 in Korea. In 1956 he came to Plattsburgh Air Force Base to fly the B-47 Medium Bomber and moved into Cliff Haven. After several reassignments, he retired in 1971 in Orlando, Fla. He was the recipient of 18 awards and decorations during his service in the U.S. Air Force. He returned to Cliff Haven in 1972 and worked for Montgomery Ward for 10 years. He loved flying, golf and his beloved wife. Almet was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125 in Plattsburgh, American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh, The Retired Officers Association, Disabled American Veterans Organization and AARP. Prior to his illness, he was a member of Bluff Point Golf Course.
Almet is survived by his wife, the former Marguertie Long, whom he married on Oct. 19, 1948; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Edward and Delores Harran of Saratoga Springs, Stephen and Dorothy Harran of Gansevoort, Betty Long of Cumberland, R.I.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by two brothers, Robert Harran, Richard Harran; two sisters-in-law, Helen Long, Sandra Harran; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas Long and Robert S. Long Jr.
Calling hours will be Saturday, April 15, 2006, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 from Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Reamer, Catholic chaplain at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, officiating. Burial will follow in Whispering Maples Mausoleum in Plattsburgh.