James S. C. Harris (LANSDALE, Pa.)

LANSDALE, Pa. - James S. C. Harris, M.D., formerly of West Mt. Airy, Pa., died Saturday, April 7, 2007 in Lansdale, Pa. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1914, he graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1936 and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1940. He served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army during WWII, attaining the rank of Major. In 1946, he studied surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Harris was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Germantown Hospital and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. After his retirement as a surgeon, he was Medical Director at Roxborough Memorial Hospital through 1994. Dr. Harris was on the medical faculties of Hahnemann Medical College, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine, and Temple University Medical School. He received numerous teaching awards. Survived by his wife, Doris (Rebel) (nee Lent); daughter, Ann Straw (John); sons, Charles (Linda) and James, Jr. (Dale Blair); 6 grandchildren, John, Emily, Kate, Kiana, Tracey and Lauren (deceased); 3 great-grandchildren, Evan, Miles and Maxine. A memorial service will be held at Brittany Pointe Estates, 1001 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, Pa. 19446 on Friday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. Contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice in his honor. Arrangements by Auer Memorial Home & Cremation Service, Inc. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-April 11, 2007