The AO-59 "family" has lost a great friend. A man of great humility, honor and courage. Simon "Sid" Harris has gone to his final resting place at the age of 88 on December 28th, 2003. Sid is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Hilda (nee Schwartz) Harris, his children, Richard (Marilyn) Harris and Michael (Sonia) Harris, his sister Pauline Rosenberg and his grandchildren Eric, Lauren, Alison and Matthew.
Born in New York City, Sid lived in Cherry Hill for 50 years. He was a graduate of Rutgers University and a decorated Navy veteran for WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the Department of Defense as a computer analyst supervisor in 1974. He was a member of many organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars, South Jersey Hebrew Association, Jewish War Veterans Furer-Barag post 126 of Cherry Hill and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He exemplified the values of honesty, sincerity, a strong work ethic, dedication, fairness, respect and loyalty. He had a great appreciation for the game of golf and loved to travel. He dearly loved his family and grandchildren and will always be remembered as a gentle, kind and compassionate man.
The thought of Sid's warm smile and lighthearted humor will continually give us the strength to go forward and be the best we can be.