Robert L. Harris

Erie, Pennsylvania

1932 - 2018


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Robert L. Harris, age 86, of Erie, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 6, 2018. He was born in New Brighton, Pa., on February 29, 1932, a son of the late Olyn L. and Ruth Hecker Harris. Robert moved to Erie in 1955 after serving his country, for four years in the U.S. Navy, as a...

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I wish that I had known him better. We could have enjoyed sharing our mutual interest in wild flowers and Nature. It makes me happy to read what others have written about my uncle in this guest book.

Nancy Petry Prentice, niece

We worked with Bob at Copes-Vulcan for 18 years and always enjoyed talking with him.
We all worked in Engineering together.
May your memories help you through the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

I had great respect for Bob. His dedication to the environment was unmatched in Erie. Rest in Peace Bob.

I got the privilege to meet Bob after moving here to Erie in 2007 from N.Y. as a fellow morning walker at Presque Isle ----His love of beauty and nature captivated me with his knowledge --Although I will never be able to remember or pronounce all the latin words of the flowers and plants he taught me --but I will remember him in my heart through the photographs he gave me and as I walk the park --will miss you my friend -- Mary Littler

I am so very sorry about the passing of your father. May you find comfort in the memories you shared.

I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man that I heard about for years before I met him since he was my mother's walking buddy on the Peninsula. "You should see where Bob dragged me today..." was how a number of funny stories started. I was lucky enough to join their walks a number of times when in town and had a great time quizzing Bob on plants and bugs. I loved talking to him about the park and his fishing days on Spring Creek. He will be missed.

We offer our condolences. We pray in your behalf, and we offer the hope of welcoming back our loved ones on a Paradise earth. Psm 37:29

Dave and I first met Bob when we began volunteering for the Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in 2006. We quickly knew him to be the Plant Guy. His passion for collecting, identifying and documenting plants found on Presque Isle State Park is legendary. He not only added many plants to the collection but enjoyed sharing his knowledge and educating others in how to collect and press plants. He also shared his love of fly fishing by contributing to one of our most...

I had the good fortune to work with Bob, at the ridge Center, for eleven years. His passion, the biology of Presque Isle was shared with photos and his daily enthusiasm for what he had found.
We will miss his positive attitude. I still do not know a weed from a prized rose, but I am glad to know the good heart of Bob Harris.
Jim Pendleton, Volunteer (now living in North Carolina)