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Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

703 East Main Street, Ravenna, OH

OBITUARY

Kelly William Harris

June 3, 1959July 22, 2020

Kelly William Harris, 61, of Newton Falls, our beloved father, a talented local bricklayer and stonemason, has passed on July 21, 2020. Kelly had a smile that could light up a room. We pray that his quick wit and laughter will remain forever locked in our hearts. A genius in masonry, he worked harder than most. His outstanding masonry work can be seen throughout Northeast Ohio. Kelly also was an avid motorcyclist. He loved his Harley Davidsons. He said that riding his motorcycle saved his life and dreamed of one day traveling to Sturgis. Kelly loved animals. He especially preferred the large breeds. His Dobermans, Harley and Chopper, miss him terribly. Kelly would do anything for his children. He built them a beautiful home. He made sure that they were raised with strong working values. They were a source of great pride for him. He was born in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Clarence William Harris and Elizabeth Harris (Hermann) who have passed before him. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Harris of Ravenna and survived by his sisters, Patricia Candito, Kate Tagariello, and Penny Martinez. He leaves behind a loving beautiful family. His three daughters Mrs. Sylvia Lucko of Rocky River, USSF Captain Rachel Harris, and Mrs. Colleen Thomas of Penn Valley, California, and his two sons Wayland Kelly Harris of Willows, California and Hugh Harris of Newton Falls. Who’s hearts are heavy with sadness. Our father, Kelly William Harris’ Celebration of Life will be at Virginia Kendall, 701 Truxell Road, Peninsula 44246. At 1100 on Saturday, 1 August 2020.

Services

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Penny Harris Martinez

August 7, 2020

I remember the days gone by and I remember that twinkle in your eye. I remember the jokes you used to play, I remember so many of our days. I remember your spirit and your laughter and I remember how you were such a prankster. I remember how much you loved to dance and if I had one wish for you it would be for one more chance. I remember I could always count on you and I really hope you know that you could count always on me too. I remember how much you loved Bob Seger and how you used to sing his songs with so much joy and so much pleasure. I remember how much you love your children too and you made home so much fun for them there was nothing you wouldn’t do. I remember when you would say call me Cindy Rella as you would help me and Kate at home when you lived under our umbrella. I remember so many things about you there’s just not enough space to say. I do believe with all my heart we shall finish this talk one day. I’m sorry that we lost the time and I hope you know it’s true that no matter how much time was lost I’ve never stopped loving you. Kelly, I will always remember you.
I pray your soul is at peace and you are wrapped in God’s arms. I will cry for my loss and I will always love you my goofy, fun spirited, beautiful brother.

Kathy O’Saben

August 2, 2020

The thing I admired most about Kelly was his creativity. When I saw him pulling up my driveway I knew he would have a new project for me. Whether it was painting a piggy bank, fairy door, motorcycle tank, vintage sewing machine...he always wanted to create things for family and friends. We miss our Harper Road family and seeing him chasing a pig through the woods, walking a calf down the street, or raising a turkey too big for the oven! ❤️

Sylvia Lucko

August 2, 2020

The Harris family photo

Sylvia Lucko

August 2, 2020

Kelly and Wayland work hard while Colleen watches from above

Vickie Tackett Wyatt

July 31, 2020

I am truly sorry for your families’ loss. I will always remember the little kid across the street growing up on Beckley road before events happened that changed him into a troubled soul. He will always be the baby brother of his family. No one knows his true story but him. We don’t know the why, only he did. God still loved him. God bless his girlfriend, and his daughters and sons. Love, hugs, and God’s blessings to his sisters

2017 Frosty Florida

July 30, 2020

Kelly was always talking about Florida being his life goal. In December 2017 they made a "Frosty" travel companion. He was very taken with his little friend. (I hope the picture loaded for all to see "Florida Frosty" HaHa!)

Rocky Daniel

July 30, 2020

My cousin Kelly & I were always connected throughout our lives, close or distant, we always managed to keep in touch. He was a happy go lucky type, with some of the Harris friendly smart alec ways. He liked to remind me that he was younger than me (by a mere 10 weeks...). He was always up for the challenge and took pride in every task; small or large. Kelly was good to my husband (my gift from God) Franklyn. They could cut up and have some good laughs when they were around each other. I will miss seeing him, but have memories that I will hold dear. I pray that his next life is even better than the one that he moved on from. God Bless!

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Biography

Kelly William Harris, 61, of Newton Falls, our beloved father, a talented local bricklayer and stonemason, has passed on July 21, 2020.

Kelly had a smile that could light up a room. We pray that his quick wit and laughter will remain forever locked in our hearts. A genius in masonry, he worked harder than most. His outstanding masonry work can be seen throughout Northeast Ohio.

Kelly also was an avid motorcyclist. He loved his Harley Davidsons. He said that riding his motorcycle saved his life and dreamed of one day traveling to Sturgis.

Kelly loved animals. He especially preferred the large breeds. His Dobermans, Harley and Chopper, miss him terribly.

Kelly would do anything for his children. He built them a beautiful home. He made sure that they were raised with strong working values. They were a source of great pride for him.

He was born in Ravenna, Ohio, to parents Clarence William Harris and Elizabeth Harris (Hermann) who have passed before him.

He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Harris of Ravenna and survived by his sisters, Patricia Candito, Kate Tagariello, and Penny Martinez.

He leaves behind a loving beautiful family. His three daughters Mrs. Sylvia Lucko of Rocky River, USSF Captain Rachel Harris, and Mrs. Colleen Thomas of Penn Valley, California, and his two sons Wayland Kelly Harris of Willows, California and Hugh Harris of Newton Falls. Who’s hearts are heavy with sadness.

Our father, Kelly William Harris’ Celebration of Life will be at Virginia Kendall, 701 Truxell Road, Peninsula 44246. At 1100 on Saturday, 1 August 2020.

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