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Obituary for Robert Harris

July 8, 1928 - September 2, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 89

Loving Husband and Father


Robert Harris was born on July 8, 1928 in Chicago. He departed from this life on Saturday, September 2, 2017 surrounded by his family due to complications from pneumonia.
Robert Graduated from Bowen High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy fighting in the Korean War aboard the Navy Destroyer USS McKean 784. After honorably completing his military service He continued his education on the G. I. bill at Roosevelt University obtaining his masters in chemistry. Robert worked for many years as an analytical chemist in research and development for companies such as Sherwin Williams, Iovite Chemical and McWhorter. He held many patents in chemical and coating technologies, which are used in many paints and varnishes we use today. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors and fishing.
Robert is survived by his wife of 59 years Lillian; his children Rob and Marie, his grandson Benjamin and his beloved dog Rex.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Family and friends will gather at St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery in McHenry on Friday, September 8, 2017 for a 2:00pm graveside service followed by military honors.
The Harris family wishes to thank Presence Holy Family Medical Centers staff for their around the clock care, prayers and kindness.
For more information contact the Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry 815-385-0063.

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