Bernard Harris, 89, of Dobbs Ferry, died peacefully on August 14, 2017, surrounded by family. He was born and raised in Manhattan, the son of the late William and Lillian Harris. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maria, children Lynn, Clifford, Robert (Loretta), Bernie (Phyllis), Peter (Jeannie), Steven (Beth), Barbara (Bob) and William (Kristin); grandchildren Mark (JimmieJo), Lindsay (Jeff), Devin, Michael, Marissa, Jacqueline, Catherine, Johnathan, Tyler and Parker. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Caroline Bea, Avery, Cooper and Logan; brother Phil, sister Fran, and many extended family members. Bernard was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor Pogeweit, in 1968, brother Al in 1993, and son Richard in 2016. In addition to family, Bernard’s other passions included reading, theater, and opera. He traveled extensively, visiting over 60 countries.
Bernard enjoyed many academic and personal successes in his life. He held a PhD in Engineering from Columbia University. Over a long career he worked for Hudson Labs, Sperry Gyroscope, Polarad, OAS and had his own consulting company, Harris Scientific Services. After retiring from industry, Bernard pursued a career as a Professor of Engineering at Manhattan College for 34 years. He had many publications and held two patents.
The family will receive friends and family on Thurs., Aug. 17, and Fri., Aug. 18, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Bernard and Maria’s home. A memorial service will be held on October 7, 2017 at the South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Food Pantry of South Presbyterian Church or your favorite charity.
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 17, 2017
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