Harland's Story

PALMYRA - Harland B. Harris, 64, died on Sunday, October 5, 2014, in Togus. He was born on March 21, 1950, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Harland and Althea Harris.

He was educated in the Brownville Junction school system and served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Harland was employed at Osram-Sylvania for many years working as a machine mechanic. After the plant closed, he went to work for Eldur Corporation and retired from the company in March of 2013. He was a member of the VFW Post 11191 in Newport, Maine.

Harland was a family man and would do anything for his children and grandchildren, who lovingly called him "Pappy". He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping at his favorite spot at Jo Mary Lake, where he spent almost every weekend with his family and friends. He was well known for his bean hole beans, which were second to none.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Linda Harris of Palmyra; his children, Lori Harris of Palmyra and Amy Wilkins and husband, Gaylon, of Windsor; grandchildren, Kyle Wilkins, Kyle Frederick, Alyssa Vance and Katlynn Vance; his mother, Althea Harris of Etna; siblings, Raymond Harris of Etna, Terry Harris and wife, Debbie, of St. Albans, Michael Harris and wife, Bonny, of East Newport, Dolores Ramsdell and husband, Clayton, of St. Albans and Valerie Sprague and husband, Forester, of Palmyra; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harland H. Harris.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring of 2015. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
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