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WILLIAM ALLEN HARRIS

Died: Sun., May 21, 2017


Visitation

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Tue., May 30, 2017
Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church


Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Tue., May 30, 2017
Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church


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William Allen Harris, 81, of Newburgh, N.Y. passed away May 21, 2017 in St. Barnabas Hosp., Bronx, NY. Born in New Haven Dec. 27, 1935, he was the son of the late Ernest James and Rachel Hamilton Harris. He was a graduate of Hillhouse High School, Class of 1953. He served in the U.S. Air Force for three and a half years, earning numerous decorations. He later entered the US Army National Guard and retired with 26 years of military service. He worked for Pepsi Cola Co. for 16 years and later, worked as a corrections officer for the State of New York for 27 years, retiring in March of 2006. He is survived by 3 sons, William A. Harris Jr., Tishawn and Tishae Harris; 2 daughters, Racille Ashley & Nicka Harris; a brother, Raymond Harris; 10 grandchildren,  his life partner, Jacqueline South and many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ellen Tutt.

 Friends are invited to Requiem Mass & Burial Office in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 111 Whalley Ave., New Haven Tuesday, May 30th at 10:30 am. Viewing prior to the service from 10:00 to 10:30. Interment, with Military Honors, in Hamden Plains Cemetery.

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Jeff Gliedman
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
I was sorry to learn of Bill's death. I served with Bill in Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion 156th Field Artillery stationed in Newburgh NY. Bill was a dedicated soldier and very hard worker. He always had the Communications Section prepared for any situation. A real gentlemen and a good friend. He will be sadly missed..

LTC (RET) Steve May
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
The members of the 156 Field Artillery Veterans Association are saddened by your loss. Please accept our thoughts and prayers as we pray that God gives you comfort and a peace that surpasses all understanding as he walks with you during this difficult time.

ARTILLERYMAN'S PRAYER:
I pray that I may live to shoot until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last round I then must humbly pray.
When in the Lord's great FDC being judged for all I do.
He takes my hand, smiles and says "you're a Redleg through and through".
With lanyard and compass by my side, the Lord speaks these words to me.
"Welcome home, you've served me well, come join my battery".

Jim Zucker
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
We will all miss Bill, Ever OnWards, First New York!

sgt, ret. AARON POMERANTZ
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I WORKED WITH BILL IN COMMO IN THE 156. HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. RESPECTFULY AARON POMERANTZ AND WIFE SUSAN.

juanita pearson-richardson
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
so sorry tishawn,tishae,racille nica and jr. for the pain that you bear and the loss that you're feeling right now. just know that your father was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. may God continue to hold you all up doing this time, and bless you in the days to come. juanita

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