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Benjamin W. Harris

AGE: 83 • Hawthorne

Benjamin W. Harris, 83, of Hawthorne, formerly of Toms River, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, at home. Benjamin was born in Toms River. He lived in Midland Park before moving to Hawthorne. He was a Spanish Teacher and Drama Director for the Glen Rock Public Schools for 41 years, retiring 1994. He was a member of the Association of American Indian and a humanitarian. During his retirement years, he found joy in sharing his vocal styling at various venues.

He is survived by his sister, Janet Harris Puhlfuerst of Fair Haven; two nieces, Alison Puhlfuerst Chapin of Fair Haven, and Ellen Wasserman of Riva, Md.; and five grandnieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Riverside Cemetery, Route 166, Toms River. Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, Toms River, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 15, 2012.
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November 22, 2012
my loving and caring cousin
carolyn ehmann-fendrich
November 19, 2012
Benjie Wright Trio at Cafe Dolce,Ridgewood
A lot of people new Ben as a High School Spanish Teacher. I knew Ben as the Jazzman.I first met him at a concert at William Paterson's Jazz Room Series.It was there that he invited me to his gigs at the Glen Rock Cafe. We have been friends ever since.I have met many Muscians through him. He always incouraged and supported other musicians as well as people in his community.
He will be dearly missed!
Anne Marie Michael
November 16, 2012
Mr. Harris will always be someone I'll remember fondly from my high school years. He was the patient and fun loving director of the wonderful "Happenings" performances!
Thank you, Mr. Harris.
jackie iozia- merson
November 16, 2012
Goodbye Ben,you were such a good friend.
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