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Richard (Rick) P. Harris, III

November 27, 1960 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 60)

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Richard ‘Rick’ Harris, 60, of Waverly, NY, passed away at Robert Packer Hospital on April 23, 2021, after a brief struggle with cancer. 


Rick was born November 27, 1960, in Sayre, PA. He attended Epiphany Elementary School and graduated from Sayre High School in June 1979. In Oct 1979, he joined the US Air Force and after serving four years, including being stationed in Korea, he was honorably discharged. Rick was employed by Ted Clark’s Busy Market for 29 years. He was a well-known employee and will be greatly missed by his work family and loyal customers. Rick’s family would like to thank Ted Clark’s for all their love, friendship and support. He was an avid fan of NASCAR (his favorite all time driver was Dale Earnhardt, Sr. #3), Coca-Cola and puzzles. 


Rick is survived by fiancée, Phyllis Alliger; his brother Tim Harris of Keller, TX; his sisters Lisa (Manual) Ruiz of Federalsburg, MD, Jodi (Presley) Santos of Federalsburg, MD; uncles Tom (Mary) LeStrange, Joe (Roni) LeStrange and Mike (Mary) LeStrange; aunts Joan Moyle, Mary (Jason) Abell, Kate LeStrange and Eileen (Rob) Hugo; his nephews Jonnathan, Josh, Hunter and Jacob; nieces Taylor, Tara-Ann, Olivia and Sydney. He is also survived by four great-nieces and several cousins. Rick was also an integral member of Phyllis’s family and many considered him one of their own. 


Rick was predeceased by his mother, Ann LeStrange Harris; his father, Richard Harris; his paternal grandparents Paul and Gertrude Harris; his maternal grandparents Joe and Dorothy LeStrange; his aunts, Dolores Lasco , Betsy Dunfee, and Phyllis,and his nephews Manuel Ruiz and Jarrod Nickell. 


A time of calling will be Friday, April 30, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Epiphany Church, S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA. A requiem mass will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by burial, with full military honors, at Bradford County Memorial Cemetery, Towanda, PA. Covid 19 protocols :face masks and social distancing are mandatory.


The family will provide flowers. Memorials can be made to Ronald McDonald House or St. Jude’s Children Hospital. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St.  Sayre , Pa. Those wishing to leave a sympathy message for Rick's family may do so at

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April 30, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Church of Epiphany
304 S. Elmer Ave.
Sayre, PA 18840

Mass of Christian Burial
April 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Church of Epiphany
304 S. Elmer Ave.
Sayre, PA 18840


Ronald McDonald House
110 North Carpenter St., Chicago IL 60607

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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