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Obituary for Vincent Blaine "Vince" Harris Jr.

Vincent Blaine "Vince"  Harris Jr.
HARRIS, Vincent Blaine, Jr.
February 15, 2018. Born 1927 Philadelphia, PA, son of Vincent B. Harris and Rose M. (Cleary) Harris. Devoted husband 66 years of Mary Helen (Breneiser) Harris. Resident Foulkeways at Gwynedd, PA. Loving father to Stephen V. Harris, d. (Donna Baker), Michael G. (Kamila), Vincent P. (Caitlin Conroy) and Mary Louise (Christopher Pope). There are 2 granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Mr. Harris was a 1945 graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia, which he supported throughout his lifetime. He received advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and from Xavier University in Cincinnati, and enjoyed a successful career as a business executive for the Ford Motor Co. in New York and Detroit, at Standard Pressed Steel in Jenkintown, PA, and as owner and chief executive of Bickley, Inc., Bensalem, PA.
Early experiences playing saxophone and clarinet led to a lifelong love of music. He also enjoyed photography, sailing and golf. As an international business executive, he traveled extensively, including to then-exotic locales such as Brazil, India and Japan. He especially enjoyed all things French and German, and passed on many of these interests to his family.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima church, N. Wales, at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Attendees are welcome beginning at 11:30. Reception to follow at Foulkeways Community Center (main bldg.), 1120 Meetinghouse Rd., Gwynedd 19436. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Saint Joseph's Preparatory School Scholarship Fund, 1733 Girard Ave., Philadelphia 19130 or to The Salvation Army, 701 N. Broad St., Philadelphia 19128. Arrangements by George G. Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, Abington, PA 215-887-1500.

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