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Daniel Edward Harrison Jr. (1934-2013)

AUGUSTA - Rev.Dr. Daniel Edward Harrison Jr., 78, of Kingfield passed away on March 5, 2013 at the Togus VA Hospital with his wife, Lois by his side.

Daniel Edward Harrison Jr.

Daniel Edward Harrison Jr.

He was born on April 1, 1934 in Dedham, Mass., the son of Daniel and Evelyn (Peterson) Harrison Sr. He attended schools in Phillips and graduated from Phillips High School in 1952. Dan held a doctorate degree in both electrical engineering and in Religious Humanities.

He was married to Christie (Packard) Harrison for 42 years and she died in November of 1997. He later married Lois Fagan White on August 25, 2000. They made their home on the West Kingfield Road in Kingfield. Dan was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean Conflict and was a Purple Heart recipient.

In his earlier years, he worked as a radio engineer in Vermont, Skowhegan and Farmington, and other locations in the U.S. He helped in the construction of WKTJ in Farmington and then as an announcer there.

In 1964, he worked as an electrical engineer at Duracell and Summagraphics in Connecticut and later at General Electric in Plainville, Conn.  for 10 years. Dan was past commander of American Legion Post 165 in Wolcott, Conn.  He was a member of the Prescott Fairbanks American Legion Post 64 in Phillips for over 50 years. He belonged to the Forty & Eight Organization, the Odd Fellows and served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was a volunteer at the Special Olympics at Sugarloaf.

He is survived by; his wife, Lois Harrison of Kingfield; his sons, Daniel and wife Denise of Tennessee, Kris and wife Mary Ann of Waterbury, Conn., Dale and wife Janice of Wolcott, Conn., Vale and wife Karen of Meriden, Conn., Patrick and wife Charlene of Augusta; his daughters, Chris Ann Jiminez of Hawaii, Patricia Shurtleff and husband Phillip of Carrabassett; his brother, Norman Harrison of Kentucky; his half-brother, Hugh Hanscom of Georgia; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by; his parents; his first wife, Christie; his infant son, Darren; and his sister, Caroline.

Donations in Dan’s memory may be made to the Prescott-Fairbanks American Legion Post 64, PO Box 411, Phillips, ME 04966.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Constance Maginnis officiating at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington. Interment with military honors will be held on May 10, 2013 at 10 am at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield.

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  1. My sincere condolences to Chris-ann and the entire family. May you feel God's love surround you all.