HARRIS, Joseph Patrick (Joe) Died on October 25, 2012, in Santa Monica, California. He was born on May 3, 1963, to Maggi and Dick Harris of Playa Del Rey. He attended Loyola High School, worked summers in construction and graduated in 1981. Joe graduated from UC Berkeley in 1985 and worked for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, while living in the Bay Area. He graduated from Santa Clara Law in 1996. He forged a path back to building, becoming legal counsel for Gensler architecture firm. Joe met Theresa Marie Sullivan when he was at Loyola and she was at Marymount High School. They married in 1999, settled in Santa Monica and are blessed with three children: Helen, Terence, and George. Joe is survived by his wife, Theresa, his three children, his parents Maggi and Dick Harris and is siblings Margaret (Michael) Chevedden, Dick (Terry), Anne Harris O'Brien, John (Reilly) and Will, as well as his many nieces and nephews. Joe loved the ocean, whether he was swimming, surfing, sailing, snorkeling or making sand-drip castles with his kids. Joe's greatest love was family. We will miss the love, friendship, laughter, joy and kindness he shared with each of us. The funeral mass will be at 2pm on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at St. Monica's Church,in Santa Monica. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harris Children's Trust, 800 South Figueroa, Suite 1200 Los Angeles, CA 90017. Friends and family can post condolences, Joe stories, view and post photos on a tribute/remembrance website: http://joseph.harris.muchloved.com GATES, KINGSLEY, GATES, Culver City, Drs. (310-837-7121)
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 30, 2012