Manley G. HARRIS, 95, formerly of East Main Street, Angelica, NY, died Friday, October 13, 2017 in Highland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY following a long illness.
Born September 18, 1922, in Centerville, NY, he was the son of Ralph W. and Clara Austin Harris.
On August 20, 1943, in Wellsville, NY, he married the former Virginia L. Wood, who predeceased him on May 8, 2003.
A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army.
Manley resided in Angelica for 49 years, operating the Harris Grocery Store with his wife from 1949 – 1987.
He was a member and past master of Melrose Lodge F&AM in Angelica, Corning Consistory, past patron of Angelica Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Angelica Conservation Club. While a member of the Angelica Hose Co., he was instrumental in establishing the Angelica Fire Co. Rescue Squad. Most of all he was known as the “town’s practical joker.”
Surviving are: a daughter, Judy Harris of Belfast, NY; granddaughter, Jackie (Tom Caruso) Greene of Angelica; great-granddaughters, Genevieve Greene and Lealah Greene, both of Angelica; a sister, Shirley Moore of Clarence, NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Harris and Kenneth Harris.
Friends may call Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Steven Crowell, Pastor of the Angelica United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica.
Masonic services will be rendered 7:30 PM Tuesday evening in the funeral home by members of Melrose Lodge F&AM.
Following the service on Wednesday, friends are invited to gather at the American Legion Post in Angelica to reminisce and share their favorite memories of Manley. Refreshments will be served.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Angelica Hose Co. or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.