George Hugh Harris of Seaford, Delaware died on February 24, 2021 at TidalHealth Nanticoke after a 2-week battle with COVID-19. He was 74 years old.
Born at his home in Chester, MD on July 23, 1946 to the late Hugh Elliott Harris and Mary Esther Harris. George grew up in Chester and was a graduate of Stevensville High School class of 1964. He was in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 1965 to 1971 serving as an aircraft mechanic. He met the love of his life Mary Lynn Gaeng in high school. They were married in 1966 and made a home in Bay City on Kent Island, where they lived until 2016. George was well known on the island as a waterman, beginning his career working with his father oystering and crabbing. During his 30+ year career in the seafood industry he operated Hale & Harris Seafood, then Fisherman's Seafood and Captain Elliott's Seafood. George then worked in HVAC until retiring in 2016 and moving to Seaford, Delaware.
Above all he loved spending time with family and friends - traveling, hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, and working out together. All who knew him described him as a gentle giant who was humble and kind, hardworking and well respected. Always willing to lend a hand, he started every project with an "all ya gotta do" and ended with a bag of "spare" parts and a lesson so you'd know how to do it the next time, even though he'd still be right there beside you to help you along.
His wife of 54 years, Mary Lynn Harris of Seaford, DE couldn't have asked for a better husband. His children, John Hugh Harris of Kemmerer, WY (Missy) and Julie Lynn Faulkner (Bill) of Parsonsburg, MD couldn't have asked for a better father. His sister, Anne Marie Bouchal (Mike) and nephew Joshua Bouchal couldn't have asked for a better brother and uncle. And his three grandchildren, Emily Harris, Paige Faulkner, and William "Liam" Faulkner III, who thought of Pop Pop as their real-life Superman, couldn't have asked for a better grandfather.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Easton, MD at Noon.
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Published by The Star Democrat on Mar. 3, 2021.