Robert Theodore “Ted” Harris

Published 2:59 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Robert Theodore Harris, 91, of Tryon died Wednesday, June 19 in the VA Medical Center.

A native of Homer, NY, he was a son of the late Curtis and Marian McMaster Harris.  He was founder and co-owner of Harlan Industries and was a veteran of the US Army Air Corp having served as a B-26 bomber pilot in WWII and a former POW.

Ted is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Nancy Briggs Harris; four sons, Theodore C. Harris of Chapin, SC, Stephen R. Harris of Oswego NY, Jonathon M. Harris of Jacksonville, FL and Charles A. Harris of Landrum, SC; two daughters, Susan E. Harris of Cortland, NY and Robin E. Masoudipoya of Jacksonville, FL; nine grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; three brothers, Roger and Jaffrey Harris of Homer, NY and Richard Harris of Cortland, NY; three sisters, Margaret Fiske, Edith Dewey and Diantha Brown all of Cortland, NY.

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Memorial services will be held in Tryon, NCand Homer, NY at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the Harris family.

The online register is available