Clyde Harris

Obituary of Clyde E. Harris

 Clyde E. Harris, 96, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Admiral's Pointe, Huron after a lengthy illness. 

He was born April 26, 1924 in Oberlin and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 60 years moving from Firelands.  Clyde and his wife Ruth, enjoyed spending winters in Leesburg, FL for the past 38 years.

Clyde was a veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII where he crossed the North Atlantic 56 times on the a gasoline tanker Cherabuska, as a coxswain.

Clyde worked for Thew Shovel as a Machine Shop Superintendent for 38 years retiring in 1982.  He never missed a day of work. Clyde had also volunteered as an instructor with the Junior Achievement youth group. 

He was a member of South Amherst Methodist Church and a long time member of the Vermilion Boat Club. Clyde enjoyed boating, water-skiing, fishing, snow skiing, and cruising.    

He is survived by his wife of75 years, Ruth (nee Currier) Harris of Vermilion; sons, Richard (Barbara) Harris of Amherst and Gary (Nikki) Harris of Vermilion; daughter, Mary Jo Harris of Florence; his sidekick, Patricia Bates of Florence; grandchildren, Jonathon, Matthew, and Ryan Harris and Erica Kennett; and his great grandchildren, Ian, Nikolas, Piper, Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Garfield and Ruth (nee Bryant) Harris; brothers, Elmer and Warren Harris; and his sister, Nina Eschke.    

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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