William F. Harris of Milford, Pa., dies at age 80


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William F. Harris of Milford, Pa., died Sunday July 1, 2018, at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. He was 80.

Son of the late Lavina and Milton Harris, he was born in Albany, N.Y.,m on May 5, 1938.

The family moved to West New York, N.J., where he was raised and lived for the next 30 years.

Bill met the love of his life, Carol Leiser, in 1962, and they were married in 1963. They were married for 49 years until she was called home on July 9, 2013.

Bill was an Army veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver. Bill often spoke of his days in the Army, and was always seen wearing one of his many Army caps. He was also a scoutmaster for many years of Boy Scout troop 1, and 129 in West New York, N.J.

Always with a song in his heart, and a coffee in his hand, Bill enjoyed speaking with anyone, and telling stories of military time, and scouting adventures. He loved classic foods, especially pot roast, homemade soup, and crumb cake. He was a member of The National American Legion.

He is survived by his son, William A. Harris, and his wife, Victoria, of Port Jervis; daughters, Lisa Moriarty and her husband, Arthur, of Milford, and Marcy Haase and her husband, Robert, of Vernon N.J.; great-grandson, James Haase; great-grandaughter, Adriana Haase; sister, Lavina Massey; grandchildren, Bo Haase and his wife, Rhianna, Casie Haase and her husband, Justin, and Brandon “Bam” Haase; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation took place at MacLennan Hall Crematory, Milford. Arrangements were by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Port Jervis.



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