Cushman R. Harris

Feb 4 1917
Sep 2 2018
101 Years
Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Cushman R. Harris, 101, of Coatesville, passed away on September 2, 2018 at Harrison House in Chester County. He was the widow of the late Mildred Harris and his second wife, the late Pauline Thompson Harris. Born in Cecil County, Maryland, he was the son of the late Lewis and Marylee Thomas Harris.

He lived most of his life in Coatesville, being employed at the Veterans Hospital Medical Center as a Nursing Assistant, retiring in 1977.  

He served honorably in the US Army during W.W.II, earning the rank of Sergeant.  He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon. 

He enjoyed hunting, deep sea fishing, baking pies (his favorite was apple pie), and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He was also an artist.  

He is survived by his children: Barbara Ward of Coatesville, Kashman Harris of Reading and Helene Harris of Coatesville, plus his stepchildren, James Cornish of New Jersey, Ada McCrum of Downingtown and William "Sandy" Thompson of California, 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, plus a host of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a step son, Ralph Cornish and siblings, George Harris, Lester Harris, Harold Harris, Thomas Harris, Pauline Harris and Elizabeth Harris.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA with a viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  Interment will be private.  

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Sep 8 2018 - 11:00am


Sending love and prayers to the Harris Family. Cushman was loved by all who met him. Caring for him over the past couple years, felt like caring for family and he will be deeply missed. 

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My condolences to the family of Cushman Harris.  He was a good man and mentor to me as I was growing up as his next door neighbor.  There were many a days we would just sit and talk about anything. He was a kind soul and will be truly missed.  God bless

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Thank you for your Service to our Country and to Veterans. Your smile is eternal, Rest In Peace. It was an honor to know you and be part of your Journey Home. Blessings to your dedicated daughter and family.

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Kashman. So sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family. Pam

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