Edward F. Harris, 88, a resident of Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums for the past four years passed away Wednesday evening at the facility.
Born in Shenandoah October 9, 1923, he was the son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Michaels) Harris. Edward was raised in Beaver Brook and spent most of his life in the Hazleton Area.
Edward was a retired Trough Forger for Bethlehem Steel where he had worked for 35 years. He was a member of Holy Annunciation Parish at St. Gabrielâ€™s Church, Hazleton and was a US Army Veteran of WWII.
He was active in Hazleton Relay for Life, American Legion Post #76, Hazleton, and McAdoo Fire Company. He enjoyed gardening and working around his home; the outdoors; singing and playing music; and had a love for animals.
He was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his wife the former Mary Burke, brothers John, Robert, Charles, Joseph, Stephen, and Frank Harris and a sister Mary Harris.
Surviving are three children Edward and his wife Alicia, Sheppton; John, West Hazleton; and Sharon Judge and her husband Jeff, Sugarloaf; 6 grandchildren, Krandall, Shawn and Anthony Harris; Christopher Judge and his wife Stephanie; Christine Harris Del Regno and her husband Danny; and Mellissa Judge Hollenbach and her husband Charles; five great-grandchildren, Destinee, Kaden, and Dakota Del Regno; Erin Marie Judge; and Emily Hollenbach; brothers Richard, Maryland; and Raymond, Audenried; a sister Elizabeth Pepas, Bethlehem; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West) 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, 49 S. Hunter Hwy., Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening 7-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 42938 Philadelphia, PA 19101; Hazleton Relay for Life, c/o American Cancer Society, 765 McNair St, Hazleton, PA, 18201; Hazleton Animal Shelter, 101 North Poplar Street Hazleton, PA 18201; or Alzheimerâ€™s Association, 57 N Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.