Ray D. Harris

Ray D. Harris

YORK – Ray Dawson Harris, 74, of York, PA, beloved husband, father, and friend was ushered into heaven at 2:00 AM, Saturday, October 14, 2017.

He was born July 7, 1943 in Washington, DC. and had lived in Bladensburg, MD, Hyattsville, MD, Bowie, MD and York, PA. He was the son of the late Willard Brent and Rubie Olive (Dawson) Harris, and was preceded in death by his brother Norman Harris.

Surviving are wife Joan (Meadows) Harris; sons, Marlin Harris, Sr. and his wife, Lori, Parkton, MD, Kevin R. Harris, York, PA; grandson Marlin Harris, Jr., Parkton, MD. Sister Darlene Harrington and husband, Steve of Herndon, VA; sisters-in-law, Mae Hamilton and husband Rick and Kris Nelson and husband, Wayne both of York, Pa, that was more like sisters and brothers instead of in-laws, Velma Meadows, Strongsville, Ohio, Patricia Harris, Callao, VA.; Brother-in-law, Joseph Meadows and his wife, Alva, Medina, Ohio, and nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces.

Ray graduated from Bladensburg High School, Bladensburg, MD and Columbia Tech, Washington, DC. He retired as a cartographer from The Department of Transportation, Silver Spring, MD after 41 years of service in The Federal Government.

Ray loved fishing with his grandson and watching him play football. He was an avid Washington Redskins and Baltimore Orioles fan.

Funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf, PA, with Pastor Sterling Walsh officiating. Burial will follow in the Quickel Cemetery, 60 Canal Road Ext, York, PA 17406. Friends may gather with the family from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 924 N. Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403

4 thoughts on “Ray D. Harris

  1. I remember Ray from our NOAH softball league of the 70’s and 80’s. He was a talented player and excellent teammate , always good natured and easy to get along with. My prayers go out to all his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.

  2. Ray had an wonderful sense of humor. When I’d bring my daughters in for kids day, they loved to visit ‘Puffin’ the nickname they dubbed him bc he had a picture of a Puffin at his desk. He was a true gentleman, a knowledgeable cartographer and a talented artist. I truly appreciated his friendship at work. Every so often we’d go down to the cafĂ© to get a lemon poppy seed muffin to go w/our morning coffee(he ran the coffee club for yrs). I enjoyed his stories & reminiscing of being the city kid when he’d visit his country cousins in the Northern Neck. He struggled w/back pain but didn’t complain and always seemed to make the office a more enjoyable place. He loved his family immensely. I am grateful to have known him.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. He was such a such a great guy I knew from work. My prayers and thoughts to his family at this sad time.

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