Robert Earle "Bob" Harris, 88, of Carroll Lutheran Village, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Carroll Hospital Center.
Born May 1, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Teddy Carl Harris and Leola Harris. He was the husband of Gertrude H. Trudy Harris, whom he married Feb. 14, 1985.
After graduating from Central High School, in Washington, D.C., he joined the Navy and relieved airplane gunner training. Following honorable discharge, he began work with C&P Telephone Company, receiving training on mainframe equipment and later as switchman on central office equipment. He retired from Bell Atlantic in 1985 as district staff manager, traffic engineering, and later earned an associate degree in computer maintenance from Howard Community College.
He enjoyed auto mechanics and restoring antique cars, and he liked dogs, especially poodles.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Russell W. Harris and wife Grace, of Silver Spring, Rodney V. Harris, of Silver Spring, and Daniel E. Harris and wife Cathy, of Panama City Beach, Florida; stepson Anthony E. Ash and wife Cindy, of Hanover, Maryland; sisters-in-law Mary Ellen Harris, of Leesburg, Virginia, and Anna E. Horn, of Houston, Texas; a brother-in-law, Alfred K. Horn Jr., of Wilmington, Delaware; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers Carl Harris and wife Marjorie, and Edward Harris; and sister Marjorie Kitts and husband Walter.
Per his wishes, he was cremated, and there will be no public visitation or services.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Lutheran Village Health Care Center, 300 Saint Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158; or to a
Arrangements are by Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services in Westminster.
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