Arthur William Harris - age: 75
(November 21, 1938 to February 03, 2014
Alplaus, New York
Burial will be in the spring at Goodwins Mills Village Cemetery – Lyman.
Arthur William Harris
1938 - 2014
Alplaus, NY – Arthur William Harris died at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, IL on February 3, 2014. Beloved brother, husband, father and grandfather, Art was born to John and Ruth (Tenney) in Waterboro, ME. He grew up the older brother to James (Nancy) and William (Dixie), on a dairy farm in the Town of Dayton, ME. He married Judy (Mesler) in Buffalo, NY and resided for over 50 years in Alplaus, NY where they raised three boys, John (Darlene), James (Jeanette) and Mark. Two grandchildren, Joseph and Aaron, have fond memories of the times they spent with grandfather especially in NY, VT and IL.
After attending a one room grammar school he graduated high school from Thornton Academy in Saco, ME. He attained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine (Orono) before starting a career in Mechanical Engineering and applied heat transfer for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL). During his career he continued his education and received master and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.
He was a master forester and active in outdoor sports including fishing, golf and skiing. He is remembered as an advocate for small town life serving as a fire commissioner and Home Town News editor for many years in Alplaus.
Art and Judy were founding members of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Clifton Park, NY. In addition to leading many committees and working with youth at church, Art was involved with Elfun Society activities, shared his time with county 4-H clubs and mentored disadvantaged children in the community, especially his 20 plus year friendship with Michael Graham.
He was a member of two Ford Motor car collector clubs: Adirondack A’s with his 31 Model A and NY Early Birds with his 57 T-bird.
Burial will be in the spring at Goodwins Mills Village Cemetery – Lyman. Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Homes, Saco & Buxton, www.dcpate.com
In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to King of Kings Lutheran Church – Art Harris Memorial. All funds will go to the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) Scholarship Fund to support students as they complete the rigorous course of study necessary for preparation to proclaim the unconditional gospel.