Charles M. Harris, Sr.

Nov 16 1923
Dec 19 2018
95 Years

Charles M. Harris, Sr., 95, of Cochranville, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of the late Christine (Kirk) Harris, who passed away in 2001 after they had shared 55 years of marriage.  

Born and raised in Cochranville on the family farm, Charles was the son of the late Howard L. and Addie P. (Grubb) Harris.  He graduated from the former West Fallowfield High School.  

Charles was the owner and operator of his farm for 53 years before his retirement.  

Charles was a member of Cochranville Methodist Church for over 65 years, where he sang in the chorus for 20 years.  He was the West Fallowfield supervisor for nine years and served on the Chester County Conservation District for six years.  He was a member of the Russellville Grange No. 91 for over 70 years and the Skerrett Lodge #343 F&AM of Cochranville for over fifty years.  

He was the oldest living member of the Cochranville Fire Company.  

He is survived by his son and caregiver Charles "Chuck" Harris, Jr., husband of Diane, of Cochranville; 10 grandchildren; and, 17 great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed spending time with his special friend, Betty Spotts.

In addition to his wife, Charles was predeceased by his two daughters, Ruth E. Kauffman and Bonnie S. Jackson.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 11 AM at Cochranville Methodist Church, 92 Church St, Cochranville, PA 19330 with a viewing from 8:30 until 10:30 AM.  The interment will follow at Cochranville Methodist Cemetery.

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Dec 22 2018 - 11:00am


Our Prayers and comfort for your family.

Your Father, Grandfather was a gentle sweet person 


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So sorry for your loss Chuck and Diane

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So sorry for the passing of your loved one. May  he RIP.

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Chuck and Diane and Family, Russ and I send our prayers and best wishes to you and your family at this sad time. What a wonderful old age, I'm sure you have special memories of your dad through the years.  I hope the Blessings the Christ Child brings during this Holy Season fills your hearts with Peace.

God Bless,

Russ and Kathy



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Chuck and Diane, Very sorry to hear of the passing of you Dad. He was a great guy, a great friend to my Dad and just fun to be around. He will be missed.

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So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing, Chuck. May God's peace be with you during this time of rememberence and celebration of his new life.


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