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Harris, Charles I.
May 26, 1922 - December 4, 2012
Charles (Chuck) Harris (90 years) Born May 26, 1922 in Lancaster, New York, Chuck grew up in Chicago during the Depression, attended the Chicago Art Institute, enrolled in a pre-med program at Northwestern University, and served in WWII in Europe with the 598th Bomb Squadron. After the War, he joined his wife Lorraine and raised their family in Culver City, where he lived for sixty-three years. His artistic skills and a degree from Woodbury College led him to a career in commercial art. After working for many years as salesman/commercial artist, he became a successful businessman as owner of the I.L. Walker paper box company. He and Lorraine enjoyed life together for 58 years, including fourteen years of active retirement during which they traveled extensively and helped enrich the lives of others through their work with his Masonic lodge and other charitable organizations. His passions were painting, reading and playing golf. He was president of the California Art Club from 1991-93. Together, they encouraged and inspired their family and friends to enjoy life and follow their dreams. Chuck passed away on December 4, 2012. He was predeceased by Lorraine in 2002. He will be greatly missed by his family and dear friends, with whom he shared a rich and wonderful life. He is survived by his children Jim Harris and his wife Beverly, Genie Guerard and her husband Jim, grandchildren Marc (Lori), Ryan (Staci), Emma, Sam, Amy (James), Julie (Brian) and Lori (Adam), and twelve great grandchildren: Sean, Amanda, Kaelyn, Alyson, Noah, Hannah, Alana, Max, David, Sydney, Olivia and Mason. He is also survived by his companion of nine years, Seline Pachter.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 7th at 11am, at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills. Donations in Chuck's memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012
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