John D. Harris

June 9, 1933November 25, 2018

HARRIS, John D. (Bucky), died Sunday, November 25, 2018, in Dayton, OH at the age of 85. John was born on June 9, 1933, in Conneaut, OH to the late Clara D. and Neil J. Harris. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan, daughter Wendy Harris of Cincinnati, OH, son Christopher of New York City, grandsons Jack and Mark Taylor, granddaughters Clare Taylor and Alice Harris. John’s sister Edith (Paul) Reichert of Ashtabula, OH also survives him as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. John served in the US Marine Corps, earned an Engineering Degree from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Xavier University. He worked for the Mead Corp., Winters National Bank, and eventually began his own Harris Leasing Corp. In high school in Conneaut, OH John played football and for the rest of his life he loved being a spectator. Golf with his friends was important to him, too. Mostly though, John was known to be a kind, decent man, a gentleman, a keen observer with a droll sense of humor. His family will receive friends from 10 am until The Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am, Friday, December 7, 2018 at The Church of the Holy Angels, 1322 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409. UD parking is available in the S-1 Lot on Brown Street. Burial will be at a later date at his family plot in West Springfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dayton Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 7, 2018

John D. Harris

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Merry Storms Kadel

December 2, 2018

So sorry for your loss...sincerely.
Merry Storms Kadel

Martha Phipps

December 2, 2018

it was my pleasure to take care of "Bucky" always sweet and had a smile everyday even when he really didn't feel like it. He was a Marine and he and family know what I called him and he always smiled, He will be missed but is no longer in pain, My pleasure to have known a wonderful man.

Merle Wilberding

November 29, 2018

A lot of us at Coolidge Wall have fond memories of working with Bucky when he was at Winters Bank. Bucky was a good man. May God bless him.

David Banker

November 28, 2018

Susan, Wendy and Chris,
My sincere condolences in the loss of your husband / Dad. He was truly one of the really good guys! We had a lot of fun traveling together in the Winters Bank days and shopping at Men's Clothing stores, especially Woodhouse and Lynch in Columbus. He taught me a lot over the years and I have great memories to cherish including our lunches and golf at DCC.
Dave Banker