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Donald J. Harris

September 7, 1927 January 1, 2019
Donald J. Harris
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Obituary for Donald J. Harris

Donald J. Harris, 91, of Cicero, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at The Cottages at Garden Grove. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he graduated from Onondaga Valley Academy. After graduation, Donald joined the US Coast Guard. He was employed with the NY Telephone Co. for over 35 years before retiring in 1986 and was a member of the CWA Local 1123. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed the Adirondacks, animals and mowing the lawn.

Donald was predeceased by his former wife, Lois J. Harris; daughter, Deborah Harris; and sister, Patricia Neu.

Surviving are his daughters, Linda (John) Cook of Venice, FL, Maryann Elrod of Venice, FL and Laurie (Peter) Sala of Jamesville; sons, Mark (Marie) of Marcellus, Michael (Maureen) of Inlet, Brian Harris of Central Square and Scott Harris of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Kevin and Matthew Cook, Christopher, Timothy and Kelly Harris, Jillian Stach, Michelle and Thomas Harris and Jake Sala; great-grandchildren, Molly and Jack Cook, Kennedy and Landan Stach and Conor Harris; and longtime friend and companion, Patricia Peach.

Relatives and friends may call Friday, January 4 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus.

A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in The Church of St. Michael & St. Peter, 4782 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Donald's name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

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8:00 AM 1/4/2019 8:00:00 AM - 9:00 AM 1/4/2019 9:00:00 AM
Buranich Funeral Home

5431 W. Genesee Street
Camillus, NY 13031

Buranich Funeral Home
5431 W. Genesee Street Camillus 13031 NY
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 1/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Michael & St. Peter

4782 W Seneca Turnpike

St. Michael & St. Peter
4782 W Seneca Turnpike SYRACUSE 13215 NY
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary's Cemetery (Dewitt) Final Resting Place

4100 E. Genesee St.

4100 E. Genesee St. SYRACUSE 13214 NY
United States

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