Henry T. Harris

March 27, 1929 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 89)

89, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Rosemary Harris; his parents Henry and Iona Harris; brothers Charles, Chester and Lawrence; sisters Ellen, Ida, Florence, Joan, Alys, Wilma and Myra.  He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren Denise Russell (Steve Chambers), Daniel and Lindsay Pokorak, H. Thomas (Geri) Harris, Jr., Tom (Stefanie Perillo) and Tori, Valerie (Don) Bosket, Erin (Neal) Chapman, Malloy and Rex, Paddy (Andrea) Bradley, Lori (Morgan) Thurston, Sam and Max, Amy (Tim) Zavaski, Susan (Rob) Dracker, Kassie Elliott, Dakota.  He is also survived by his sister Myrna (Stan) Sprague; brother Gerald (Sue) Harris; brothers in law Ronald (Carole) Base, Gene Thomas, Louis Paglia; sisters in law Agnes Verry, Jane Harris, Sandy Saccoccio; many nieces and nephews.  Henry (Hank) grew up in Endwell, NY.  He graduated from Union-Endicott where he excelled at both football and track.  He played semi-pro football for the Northside Social Club.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  He worked and retired after 30 years at IBM and went on to work the 20/80 plan at the Hilltop Retirement Center.  He was an honorary member of the OL Davis Fire Company/Endwell Fire Department and was a member of the American Legion, Post 82.  Other jobs included being a handyman, babysitting his grandchildren and working as Santa Claus where he entertained many wishful children over the years.  Hank enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, gardening, cooking and vacationing at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  His biggest joy in life was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Hank is now reunited with his loving wife, Rosemary, whom he dearly missed.  The family would like to thank the staff in the Wilson ICU and South Tower 5 for the compassionate care given to their father during his brief stay.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, at 4:00pm, at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00pm until the time of the service at the Barber Memorial Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the OL Davis Fire Company, 3508 Country Club Road, Endwell, NY 13760.   

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