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Charles W. Harris Retired estimator


A memorial service for Charles W. Harris, a retired construction estimator who played the violin and painted in oils, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Harris, who was 78 and lived on Alston Road in Towson, died of cancer Sunday at Stella Maris Hospice.

He retired about 20 years ago after working for several construction companies.

Born in Pickens, S.C., to a family that traced its ancestry back to a 12th-century Scottish king, he came to Baltimore with his family as a youth.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the 1930s.

Mr. Harris enjoyed playing light classical music on the violin and painting in oils, specializing in landscapes.

A member of the Sierra Club and Oregon Ridge, he won several medals in walking races at local Senior Olympics.

A member of the Mount Moriah and Bonnie Blink lodges of the Masons, he also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

His wife, the former Norma Lentz, died in 1985. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Memorial Lodge of the Mount Moriah Lodge.

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