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Sudbury Resident, Former Principal Passes Away at 70

Ronald L. Harris, lost a battle with illness on January 29.

Ronald L. Harris, 70. Photo: Legacy.com
Ronald L. Harris, 70. Photo: Legacy.com
The following obituary is courtesy of Legacy.com for the Duckett Funeral Home of J.S. Waterman.

Ronald L. Harris of Sudbury, age 70, slipped away from us on January 29 during a brief illness. His loving wife of 45 years, Judi (Coburn) Harris, was by his side.

Ron was born in Mauch Chunk, Penn., attended public schools and state college in Pennsylvania, and then went on to earn a PhD in chemistry from Washington University in Saint Louis.

In the 70s, 80s, and 90s, he was the beloved and respected principal of the Weston Middle School. There he was both a father figure and a role model for hundreds of young people; every day was Make a Difference Day to him.

In addition to his wife, Judi, Ron is survived by his twin brother, Donald Harris of Bath, Penn., and his wife Joy, his sister Janet Ethridge of Woodbridge, Va., and her husband Lynn, his sisters-in-law Erica Drazen of Winchester, Carole Harris of Montoursville, Penn., and Lisa Serfass of Kunkletown, Penn., his cherished nieces and nephews, Brian, Brent, Charlotte, Dan, Dave, Dawne, Jimmy, Julie, Max, Melanie, and Michael, and one very large Alaskan Malamute, Broc. Two brothers, Raymond and Kevin Harris, and his parents, Bucky and Dolly Harris of Jim Thorpe PA, predeceased him.

Donations in Rons honor may be made to Alaskan Malamute Rescue of New England, Inc., PO Box 558, Brimfield, MA 01010. Later, probably in the spring, we will gather friends for a memorial celebration of Rons life.

For additional information, tributes and guest book, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com.

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