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Philip J. Harris

December 18, 1934 — November 17, 2018

GLENS FALLS — Philip James Harris of Plant City, Florida passed away on Nov. 17, 2018.

He was born in Glens Falls on Dec. 18, 1934 to Marshall L. Harris and Sarah Miller.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Pauline Whitaker; and his children, James P. Harris of Saugerties, Brenda Olszewki (Kenneth) of Corfu, Randy J. Harris (Tami) of Provo, Utah, Renee Zamora (William) of American Fork, Utah, Steven M. Harris (Louisa) of Bangor, Massachusetts; two stepsons, Randall Whitaker of Plant City, Florida and Ted Whitaker (Bonnie) of Venice Florida; and 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. He also is survived by a brother, Donald of Glens Falls; and sisters, Carol Higgins of Lake George and Gail Goodrich (Donald) of Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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He was predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Alice Weatherwax; his parents; a brother, William; and sisters, Nancy Wood and Joyce Eggleston.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) at the Plant City Ward, Florida. He served 12 years as the Bishop of the Glens Falls congregation. He was employed by the Grand Union Company for 45 years. He authored two books, “Moses of the Barkeaters,” and “Adirondack, Lumber Capital of the World.”

A memorial service celebrating the life of Philip Harris will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Glens Falls Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20 Rockwell Road, Queensbury. Prior to the service, there will be a display of remembrances of Phil's life and time for family visitation. After the service, a brief graveside dedication will be conducted at Pine View Cemetery on Quaker Road.

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