Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home and Cremation Center

217 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL


David B Harris

June 13, 1945May 3, 2020

It is with great sadness to report the passing of David B. Harris on May 3, 2020. Dave was a Deerfield Beach Fire Department volunteer in 1961, hired full time in 1966 and was a Certified Extrication Instructor. He retired as a Battalion Chief in 1993. He was a member of The Civil Service Board for Deerfield Beach Fire Department from 1994 to 2004 and was Chairman from May 2000 to December 2004. His memberships also included the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Amara Shriners, Sons of American Legion Post 162 and was past Director of Palm Beach Harley Owners Group.

Dave enjoyed coaching Deerfield Beach Raider’s football teams, hunting, golf, scuba diving, fishing and boating and he loved travelling on his motorcycle and classic cars.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia of 55 years, sons Greg (Yvonne) of Southwest Ranches, FL and David (Teresa) and grandchildren Torrie and Dalton of Palm City, FL, sister Judy Gardner of Hawaii and three nephews. Dave was predeceased by his Father and Mother, Al & Marty and his brother Loren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the non-profit Children’s Burn Center Camp of North Florida (Camp Amigo), P.O. Box 368, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or on their website CampAmigo.com using Paypal or contact Rusty Roberts, President 850-509-6200.


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Ruth Hartwig-Hamper

May 8, 2020

So sorry for your loss Mrs Harris, Greg and David! I’ve known the Harris family for over fifty years! As a little girl my family (Geo and Annette Hartwig) and the Harris family would camp together. Always had so much fun. I use to ride my bike over to the Harris house and hang out with the neighbor kids. My father and Mr Harris worked together as Dlfd Firefighters for many years. All who worked at the Dlfd Fire Dept became family, many good memories! Sending the Harris family love and hugs!
May you Rest In Peace Mr Harris (Dave)
💜 Blessings, Ruth (Hartwig) Hamper 💙

George & Annette Hartwig

May 8, 2020

We extend our deepest sympathy to our dear friend Pat, Greg, David & all of your family.
We have many memories which we will always cherish & hold dear to our hearts.
Our families shared good times camping in NC, plus many activities in the City of Deerfield Beach & many good laughs together over the many years that we have been friends.
We have had Dave & your family in our prayers & we will continue to pray for you.
God bless you,
George & Annette Hartwig


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