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Deborah J. Harris

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Deborah J. Harris
Steuben/Whitesboro
Deborah J. Knamm Harris (Mom), 50, of Steuben and formerly of Whitesboro, passed away June 28, 2013 at home, with her loving family and dear friends by her side. She was born July 24, 1962, in New Hartford, the daughter of the late Edward A. and Jeanette L. Podoris Knamm. Debbie is a graduate of Whitesboro Central High School. She is married to James D. Harris. She was employed as a C.N.A. at Presbyterian Home for 20 years. She enjoyed BINGO, camping, and rooting for the Buffalo Bills. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandsons. She is survived by her husband, Jim; three daughters, Jessica Harris and fiance, Jason Walker, Nicole Harris, and Stacey Harris and Korey Barnard; step-daughter, Amy Harris; step-son, Mathew Harris; grandsons, Jordan, Easton and Tyler Walker; her brother, Edward J. Knamm; aunts and uncles, Thomas and Betty Knamm, Joanne and Thomas DeLong, and Barry Knamm and Jim Knamm; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Colleen and Steven Smith, Bill and Lisa Harris, and Irene Harris; many nieces, nephews and cousins, with special mention of her nephew, Joshua Knamm; several dear friends including her best friend, Leslie Green. The family would like to thank Hospice Care, especially her nurse Crystal Merrill; the staff of Upstate Hospital Oncology Dept., especially Dr. Graziano; and her lifelong friends, Brenda Gilberti, Judy, Jack and Jim Dimbleby. Her funeral will be Monday, 11:30 a.m. at St. Pauls Church, Whitesboro, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Holland Patent Cemetery. There will be no prior calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in her name to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. Arrangements are in care of Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Whitesboro. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at www.dfwefh.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from June 29 to June 30, 2013
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