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Charles F. Harris

November 10, 1952 — November 28, 2019

Charles F. Harris  “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Charles F. Harris, 67, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Fairport, N.Y., passed away in his home with his loving wife and also his close friend, Debbie Hadden, by his side on Thursday, November 28, 2019, after a short illness.

Born on Monday, November 10, 1952, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Clyde F. and Margaret M. Osborn Harris.  On May 14, 1987 in Winchester, Virginia, he married Tina M. Ortega, who survives.

Charles was a graduate of Rush-Henrietta High School in Henrietta, N.Y.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and later served in the National Guard.  He was employed for 33 years by the U.S. Postal Service in Henrietta.  After retiring from the Postal Service and moving to Shinglehouse to live in the family home, Charles was employed as a security guard at Dresser-Rand in Olean, N.Y. and until his illness was a driver for ATA in Shinglehouse.

Charles was a member of the First New York Dragoons and a member of the NRA.  He was a sharpshooter.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and anything to do with guns and reloading ammo.  His greatest love was his family.  Charles enthusiastically supported the President, “Trump 2020”.

Surviving besides his wife are a son, Tyler J. Harris of Fairport, N.Y.; two stepsons, Brett A. Ortega and Donovan A. Freece, both of Fairport, N.Y.; a grandson, Carter Ortega; two sisters, Donna Bianchi of Henrietta, N.Y. and Georgia (Vern) Cooper of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was predeceased by his parents.

In keeping with Charles’ wishes, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North/South Skirmish Association via

Charles’ family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Charles, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.

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