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Former White Plains Resident Harris Dies at 92

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Former White Plains resident Charles A. Harris died Nov. 28, three days before his 93rd birthday, in Vero Beach, Fla.

Born in New York City on Dec. 1, 1918, he was the former Regional Vice President at Heublein Company for 25 years. Harris was Senior Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York and Past Master of John Jay Lodge in White Plains.

A retired Major in the US Army, Harris served in World War II. A resident of Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach, Fla., he was a member of the 32 Degree Scottish Right Mason and founding member of Temple Beth El Israel in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Harris would volunteer at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce and was an avid N.Y. Yankees fan. He was known by all in section 108 at the N.Y. Mets spring training at Port St. Lucie. His greatest joy, though, was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother Joseph P. Harris of Pomona, N.Y., his daughter Betty (Douglas) Barba of Norwich, Vt., his son Charles Henry Harris of the Philippines and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor Stiller Harris.

A private memorial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Treasure Coast or any hospice. Funeral arrangements by Haisley Funeral Home.

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