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Obituary (IL): William Ronald Harris '64

Posted on 03/28/2018

WILLIAM R. HARRIS  (May 1, 1942 - March 23, 2018)

William R. Harris age 75. Retired Captain and 29 year U.S. Navy veteran. Graduate of Annapolis and MIT Vietnam veteran and submarine engineering officer. Captain Harris was active in the North Shore post of the Jewish War Veterans. His work helping other veterans prepare and film oral histories of their service was recognized with a special recommendation by the mayor of Highland Park. Retired Vice President of MFRI Perma-Pipe Niles IL. Beloved husband of Nan Lorraine Harris nee Gibbs. Loving father of Gregory Harris Dr. David (Cheryl) Harris and Brenna Switzer. Dear grandfather of Elliot Ari Benjamin and Eilah. Cherished brother of Dr. Roger (Linda) Harris Rachel (Bob) McCoy and Hope Harris. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Jewish War Veterans Post 29 PO Box 291 Highland Park IL 60035 or MPN Research Fdn 180 N Michigan Ave Suite 1870 Chicago IL 60601 would be appreciated. Service Sunday 2PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel 847.229.8822

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 24, 2018