Thomas Harris of Pine Island, NY, a retired Supervisor at Mid-Orange Correctional Facility, Warwick, entered into rest on Monday, March 1, 2021. He was 87.
The son of the late Jess Harris & Alberta Williams Harris, he was born on November 27, 1933 in Malden, MO.
He was a member of the Pine Island Seniors. Tom was an avid hunter and loved deep sea fishing.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Jane Harris; daughters Renee Harris & Cheryl Harris; 3 granddaughters, Valerie Rogowski; Jaclyn & Rachel Moraczewski; 2 brothers, Carl Harris (Ann) of Panama City, FL; Kenneth Harris (Helen) of Malden, MO; sister, Vernitta Cowell of Arkansas; sister-in-law, Jean Harris; sister-in-law, Stella Pevear (Ed) of Gouverneur, NY; brother-in-law, John Zupetz (Charlotte) of Bloomingburg, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his 2 daughters, Lisa Ann Harris & Cathy Rogowski; 2 sisters, Violet & Laverne; and 2 brothers, Glen & Ronald Lee.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 5th from 3-5pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.
Due to the current pandemic situation, a funeral service and burial will be held privately.
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