Robert J. Harris Jr., 53, of Airport Road, Ashland, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at his residence. Born at the Former Ashland State General Hospital, Fountain Springs, August 20, 1968, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Edith M. Mervine Harris Sr. He was a member of Ashland's first District 24 Little League Championship. Throughout his high school career, he participated in baseball, football, and wrestling. During his high school wrestling career, he placed 4th at the PIAA State Wrestling Championship in 1987. He was a graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, Fountain Springs, class of 1987. Bob was employed as a machine adjuster at Tri State Envelope Corporation, Ashland. He was an active supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, participating in area fundraisers. Preceding him in death was a sister, Suzanne in November of 1964.
Bob enjoyed watching and attending sporting events with his family and friends. He was a huge fan of all Philly sports teams. On Sundays without football, you would catch him watching golf all day. His joys in life were getting to watch his son and daughter both pursue their dreams. He was a man who would do anything for anybody, and he knew everybody.
Son: Brandon M. Harris, Gordon
Daughter: Nicolette and her wife Jodie Harris, Bath
Sister: Christine wife of Jason Sutton, Frackville
Former Spouse: Julia Harris, Gordon
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Service, Friday, December 17, 2021, at 3 PM in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. Jeremy Smallwood, pastor of the Lavelle Church of the Nazarene. A visitation will begin in the funeral home at 1 PM until service. Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1123 Brick Hill Rd. Orwigsburg, PA 17961. Visit www.Fritzfunweralhome.com.