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Frank Harris

Dover, Delaware

May 3, 1942 - May 30, 2024

Frank Harris Obituary

Frank Harris beloved husband of Priscilla “Ann” married 62 years, received his heavenly wings on Thursday, May 30th, 2024.


He leaves behind his immediate family son, Danille Frank, Jr., daughter, Ivy “Missy” McBride and her spouse Grallian, son, Rodney Harris, son, Michael Harris and his spouse, Melissa; also leaves behind a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; his siblings, sister, Carol Fleger and her husband Tim; brother, Kevin Coulbourn and many relatives and friends.


Frank was born in the Bronx, New York to the late Mildred Lewis and Frank Harris.


He had attended elementary school at Nathan Hale, Washington Junior High as well as Edison Vocational High School, all in Mt. Vernon, NY. Upon graduation he joined the USAF in 1960. His basic training was at Lackland AFB, and technician training was in Chanute, ILL. From there his 1st base was in Little Rock, Ark. He had frequently visited Mt. Vernon where he proposed to Ann (Priscilla). “YES” was the word he was looking for and “YES” was what he got, after all they knew each other all their lives, even lived around the corner from each other and were Jr. High and High School sweethearts. They were married on December 9, 1962, stayed in NY for about a week and together they journeyed to Little Rock.


His job in the AF was an aircraft mechanic and gradually advanced to quality control.


While in Ark, they had Frank, Jr. on February 7, 1964. Then came orders to another base, Loring, Maine, with that came another baby, Ivy “Missy), April 14, 1965. Ann and Frank stayed in Maine a couple years and then there were orders again, this time Plattsburgh, NY, at least it was close to home. No, we didn’t have any children there (smile). We were stationed there a few years too, but then Uncle Sam stepped in and said your being transferred again…to Puerto Rico. Guess what YEP, another baby, Rodney Clark, April 10, 1967. Whew! Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam!!! Again, he stepped in with another PCS, Rome, NY this time. Michale Joseph was born on September 1, 1972. Oh, our Uncle Sam! In the meantime, we returned to Plattsburgh again. NO, no more kids and then Rome again. And our family of 6 was complete, and YEP Uncle Sam was giving us orders again, Guam (1980-1984), and then Plattsburgh again, where he retired from the Air Force and I retiring of having babies. We settled in Rome, NY after 27 ½ years including 1 remote tour in Thailand (1972-1973).


After retiring Frank went to work for Cooper City Volkswagen and then moved next door to Cooper City Plymouth, Chrysler Dodge where he worked for 17 years.


Again we retired, to Delaware with the coaxing from Ivy and Grallian in 2004. We bought a house and Frank went to work for the State. Truly we were a “retired couple” him from working and me from having kids.


Frank had a few setbacks health wise, but on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 God said Frank, you are tired I would like to receive you, come home with “Me”.


We’ll miss you Pumpkin, Dad, PaPa, Uncle, brother, cuz and friend.


We’ll be together again.


We love you.


PS; God has you in his wings, but we have you in our hearts.



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Frank Harris beloved husband of Priscilla “Ann” married 62 years, received his heavenly wings on Thursday, May 30th, 2024.


He leaves behind his immediate family son, Danille Frank, Jr., daughter, Ivy “Missy” McBride and her spouse Grallian, son, Rodney Harris, son, Michael Harris and his spouse, Melissa; also leaves behind a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; his siblings, sister, Carol Fleger and her husband Tim; brother, Kevin Coulbourn and many relatives and friends.


Frank was born in the Bronx, New York to the late Mildred Lewis and Frank Harris.


He had attended elementary school at Nathan Hale, Washington Junior High as well as Edison Vocational High School, all in Mt. Vernon, NY. Upon graduation he joined the USAF in 1960. His basic training was at Lackland AFB, and technician training was in Chanute, ILL. From there his 1st base was in Little Rock, Ark. He had frequently visited Mt. Vernon where he proposed to Ann (Priscilla). “YES” was the word he was looking for and “YES” was what he got, after all they knew each other all their lives, even lived around the corner from each other and were Jr. High and High School sweethearts. They were married on December 9, 1962, stayed in NY for about a week and together they journeyed to Little Rock.


His job in the AF was an aircraft mechanic and gradually advanced to quality control.


While in Ark, they had Frank, Jr. on February 7, 1964. Then came orders to another base, Loring, Maine, with that came another baby, Ivy “Missy), April 14, 1965. Ann and Frank stayed in Maine a couple years and then there were orders again, this time Plattsburgh, NY, at least it was close to home. No, we didn’t have any children there (smile). We were stationed there a few years too, but then Uncle Sam stepped in and said your being transferred again…to Puerto Rico. Guess what YEP, another baby, Rodney Clark, April 10, 1967. Whew! Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam!!! Again, he stepped in with another PCS, Rome, NY this time. Michale Joseph was born on September 1, 1972. Oh, our Uncle Sam! In the meantime, we returned to Plattsburgh again. NO, no more kids and then Rome again. And our family of 6 was complete, and YEP Uncle Sam was giving us orders again, Guam (1980-1984), and then Plattsburgh again, where he retired from the Air Force and I retiring of having babies. We settled in Rome, NY after 27 ½ years including 1 remote tour in Thailand (1972-1973).


After retiring Frank went to work for Cooper City Volkswagen and then moved next door to Cooper City Plymouth, Chrysler Dodge where he worked for 17 years.


Again we retired, to Delaware with the coaxing from Ivy and Grallian in 2004. We bought a house and Frank went to work for the State. Truly we were a “retired couple” him from working and me from having kids.


Frank had a few setbacks health wise, but on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 God said Frank, you are tired I would like to receive you, come home with “Me”.


We’ll miss you Pumpkin, Dad, PaPa, Uncle, brother, cuz and friend.


We’ll be together again.


We love you.


PS; God has you in his wings, but we have you in our hearts.



To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Frank Harris hosted by Torbert Funeral Chapels.

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