Retired Deacon A. Gerald Harrison passed away on August 18, 2023, at the age of 90. He was ordained on May 25, 1986, by His Eminence John Cardinal Krol, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. He was assigned to Saints Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester, where he remained until his retirement on January 20, 2010.
Deacon Harrison was born in Lake Winola, to the late Gerald V. and Mary (Fitterer) Harrison. In 1957 he married Miss Anne Wright. They were married for 60 years, prior to her death in 2017.
Deacon Harrison worked for 20 years as a draftsman, mechanical engineer, and sales engineer for Autocar Trucks in Exton. He was also the proprietor of Apex Mower Center in Frazer. Additionally, he worked for Terminix and the Protection Bureau prior to retirement. Deacon Harrison was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Deacon Harrison is survived by his sister Sr. Ann Marie Harrison, IHM, children Kathleen, James and Elizabeth, eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Reception of the body and visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by his Funeral Mass at 12:00 p.m., at Saints Peter and Paul Church in West Chester.
Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman will be the principal celebrant. The homilist will be Reverend Samuel A. Verruni.
Interment will be private family only at Saint Agnes Cemetery West Chester.
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