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Curtis Edward Harris, 49, Of Mount Vernon, Worked At The Children’s Village

Curtis Edward Harris
Curtis Edward Harris Photo Credit: Contributed

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Curtis Edward Harris of Mount Vernon died Oct. 18. He was 49.

Harris was born Dec. 15, 1963, to Barbara Harris-Perry and Curtis English Harris. He  was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ronald P. Perry, in Mt. Vernon.

Harris was a member of the Blue Bombers Football team for Grace Baptist Church. He was also involved in the theater. He began his college education at Benedict College, Columbia South Carolina. He transferred to Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, Pennsylvania and graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration. He honed his skill with post college studies at Lehman and City Colleges with a concentration in mathematics. He was voted into Who's Who as an Outstanding Young Man in America. He received many other community service awards in addition to many sports trophies and awards.

Harris was employed at The Children's Village, a safe haven, providing services and caring for troubled children, and also worked as a counselor at VIP Community Services. He had been a teacher with the NYC Board of Education.

Harris is survived by his wife, Crystal Dougherty; daughter, Camille Brianna Harris; mother, Dr. Barbara Harris-Perry, EdD; and father, Curtis English Harris; a sister and brother-in-law; aunts and uncles; great-aunts; cousins; and friends. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Ronald.

The memorial service will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Yannantuono-Burr-Davis-Sharpe Funeral Home , 584 Gramatan Ave., Mt. Vernon.

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