John Derwood Harris

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85, Port Republic, Maryland
Born: 01/26/1927, Died: 04/26/2012
John Derwood HarrisJohn Derwood Harris

John Derwood Harris, 85, of Port Republic, MD passed away on April 26, 2012 at his home. He was born on January 26, 1927 in New York, New York to the late Melkon and Lola Saajitian. Mr. Harris served in the Navy from May 2, 1944 to May 29, 1946 where he received the Pacific Theater Ribbon (One Star), American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was discharges as a Boatswain Mate 2nd Class. Mr. Harris worked as an automobile mechanic, which was also his hobby. He owns two antique cars, likes restoring them, and was member of Calvert Cruisers. He also likes auto racing and boxing. He family and friends were very important to him and they will miss him deeply.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy Harris of Port Republic, MD, a daughter Susan Carol Davis of Prince Frederick, MD and a son, John Harris of Huntingtown, MD. He is also survived by his grandchildren Renee White, Clint Harris, Eric Harris, Jason Harris, Heather Bebard and Haley Bebard and nine great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Monday April 30, 2012 from 5-7 PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday May 1, 2012, 11 AM, at Waters Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Leonard, MD. Interment will follow in Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens, Port Republic, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Waters Memorial UMC, 5400 Mackall Road St. Leonard, MD 20685





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