Daniel Harris (1987 - 2016)

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Service Information
Tribute Cremation Society
4935 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC
28205
(980)-209-1061
Viewing
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
First Baptist Church
301 S. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC
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Memorial service
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church
301 S. Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC
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Obituary

Daniel K. Harris CHARLOTTE - Daniel K. Harris, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died August 18, 2016, as a result of a fatal gunshot wound involving a police officer. He was born January 12, 1987 in Northampton, Massachusetts, the son of Jacqueline (Schwartz) and Kevin Harris. He attended and graduated from the American School for the Deaf (ASD) in Hartford, Connecticut in 2006, where he played basketball, participated in track, and was a champion soccer player. After ASD, he attended Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Daniel was a computer and gaming whiz who also loved playing Yu-Gi-Oh! and frequently participated in Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments. Daniel is survived by his mother Jacqueline Harris and her longtime partner Joseph DeSiervi of Charlotte, NC; father Kevin Harris of East Longmeadow, MA; his sisters Luci Gale (Ami Garry) of Lakewood, CO, Elaine Gale (John Bublic) of Winston, NC and brothers Jason Donath (Jen) of Medford, MA, Sam Harris (Keri Brooks) of Palm Harbor, FL, and Charles Harris of Charlotte, NC. He leaves his paternal grandmother; nieces Zivia and Brooke; nephews Kyle and Evan; numerous extended family members. He is also survived by many friends, including his closest friend Agnieszka Skrzypek and their 3-year-old son Jairo Daniel. Tribute Cremation Society of Charlotte and the Harris family are handling wake and memorial arrangements. The viewing will be on Tuesday from 5 to 6 PM at First Baptist Church on 301 S. Davidson Street in Charlotte, NC 28202 with a memorial service to follow from 6 to 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the YouCaring page to set up a foundation in Daniel's name to educate and provide law enforcement proper training on how to confront Deaf people: http://www.youcaring.com/danielkharris.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 23, 2016
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