Bruce M. Harrison
1948 - 2020
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Bruce M. Harrison

St. Clair - Bruce Michael Harrison, 71, of St. Clair, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

He was born September 17, 1948 in Detroit to the late William and Mildred Harrison. He married Martine Hulbert on May 26, 1979 in Dearborn.

Bruce was a loving and dedicated husband, father, papa and coach. He was a physical education teacher at Woodland Developmental Center and was loved by the students who affectionately called him coach. He was a Special Olympics coach for over 40 years, serving as Area Director and was inducted into the Michigan Special Olympics Hall of Fame for his years of involvement. He was a member of the Eastside Euchre Club, loved to play golf, enjoyed a good whiskey Manhattan and loved bonfires with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Martine; three daughters, Jennifer (Shawn) Sharrow, Kelly (Michael) Bilina and Megan (Steve) Hofer; 11 grandchildren, Harper, Bo and Molly Sharrow, Brady, Duke, Lola, Darla and Jacoby Bilina and Daxton, Jett and Vienna Hofer; four siblings, Pat (Rose) Harrison, Nancy Harrison (Brian Ford), Mary Beth Harrison and Katie (Rudy) Gacobelli; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Dumenjich.

Private services will be held.

Inurnment will be in Riverlawn Cemetery Columbarium, Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Special Olympics.

Arrangements are by the Marysville Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit marysvillefuneralhome.com




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Published in The Times Herald from Jul. 31 to Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
He was always so sweet. Just recently he told me to take down my mask because he wanted to see my beautiful smile. Such a good hearted man, he will be greatly missed. ❤ Praying that his family and friends find comfort.
Kim Wegner
Acquaintance
August 13, 2020
It is said we occupy our chair in life, for but a brief time. Bruce occupied his very well. The Davito family thought alot of him and will miss him very much. Our hearts and prayers go out to Martine and the family.
Lee Davito
Family
August 11, 2020
We have such wonderful memories of Bruce. We send our love and deepest sympathy. Praying for peace and comfort for you Martine and all of your family.
Judy and Gary Donze
Friend
August 9, 2020
We were so very sorry when Julie told us of Bruce’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with your family.
John & Suzanne Guttowsky
Friend
August 6, 2020
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August 5, 2020
Martine and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Ralph used to tell me great stories about him and Bruce as cousins. I remember Bruce as a sweet soul and kind man whenever I saw him. I admired him for his dedication and love of coaching the kids in Special Olympics.
Robin Fischer
Family
August 3, 2020
Martine and family, so sorry for the loss of Bruce. He was a very, very, very good person, neighbor and friend. We have many fond memories of him: socializing in the Hemlock neighborhood, meeting him on the golf course at dusk with his 2 or 3 golf clubs and playing a couple of holes, him coming down to our house and showing Mallory how to box out for a rebound and our conversations on Marysville volleyball. He will be missed but not forgotten, Cheers Bruce!
Ed, Carol, Mallory Kopa
Neighbor
August 3, 2020
Lesley Brown-Hill
Friend
August 2, 2020
A trusted neighbor to all who lived on Hemlock Lane. My deepest sympathies to the Harrison Family.
Daniel Gray
Neighbor
August 2, 2020
Bruce helped me get started in Detroit Special Olympics in which my involvement lasted for over 20 years
Bruce was a great coworker & even a better respected friend.
Bill Tyler
Bill Tyler
Coworker
August 1, 2020
David c poulsen
Friend
August 1, 2020
Eva Jasper
Friend
August 1, 2020
Lois Arnold
Friend
August 1, 2020
Michelle (kane) Eifert
August 1, 2020
Many great memories of Bruce since childhood. Rest In Peace and prayers for Martine & family.
Paulette & Neal Shaw
Friend
August 1, 2020
I have so many special memories of Bruce, he always had a smile, a hug and greeted you by name. His love and devotion for the athletes will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend and may you be the mayor of your Special Village!
Ann Guzdzial
Friend
August 1, 2020
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August 1, 2020
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July 31, 2020
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Travis Clayton
July 31, 2020
Many fond memories of Bruce and the students we worked with in Detroit. A well loved coach and friend.
Alice Gdowski
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July 31, 2020
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