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Bell Run Union Church
Tuesday March 20th, 2012
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Clyde F. Harris

Clyde F. Harris Beloved husband and Father

ROCHESTER, NY---Clyde F. Harris, 88, of Rochester, formerly of

Shinglehouse, PA, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 17, 2012 in his

home with his loving family at his side after a long battle with cancer.

Born April 17, 1923 in Carnesville, Georgia, he was a son of Melzar

C. and Sarah Lou Woody Harris. On February 8, 1946 in Carnesville, he

married his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret M. Osborn, who survives.

Mr. Harris was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the

the 17th Airborne Division in Europe. He was employed at the former Clark

Brothers in Olean and the former Farrel Corporation in Rochester.

He was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and a

member of the V.F.W. in Rochester. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing,

and bowling. He loved to help everyone he met. He would snowblow his

neighbors driveways. He will be remembered as a big man with a big heart.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Donna S. Bianchi of

Henrietta, NY and Gibsonton, FL and Georgia L. (Vernon) Cooper of

Clifton Springs; a son, Charles F. (Tina Ortega) Harris of Shinglehouse;

seven grandchildren, Lisa Coleman, Michael (Sabrina Avery) Coleman,

Melissa Bianchi, Meredith Lockman, Tyler Harris, Donovan Freece, and

Brett Ortega; five great-grandchildren, Josh Coleman, Alyssa Coleman,

Selina Santiago, Alessandro Cruz, and Carter Ortega; two sisters, Mayrene

Taylor of Dover, Delaware and Anna Hopkins of Gastonia, NC; and several

nieces and nephews.

Mr. Harris was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Della Harris; and two

brothers, James N. Harris and Cleo Harris.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse,

PA at which time funeral service will follow. The Rev. Russell J. Horning,

pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate. Committal

services and burial will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military

honors on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lifetime Care Home

Health Care and Hospice, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623



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