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Graham Harris, RAF vet, sales official Jan. 23, 1927 -- Jan. 7, 2006

A memorial service for Graham Harris, a former Buffalo resident and retired director of sales and marketing for the Massachusetts Port Authority, was held Jan. 12 in Sebring, Fla.

Mr. Harris, a native of Bath, England, died Jan. 7, 2006 at his home in Sebring after a long illness. He was 78.

He served briefly in the British Royal Air Force before moving to Canada, where he lived for 11 years before coming to the United States. He received a degree in marketing from the University of Connecticut.

Mr. Harris worked for several airlines, including Braniff, Eastern and PanAmerican, in Buffalo, where he lived from 1959 to 1997.

He flew between Buffalo and Boston daily while working for the Port Authority from 1970 until retiring in 1984. He also flew 11 trips on the Concorde jet between the United States and London.

Mr. Harris was a member of the Buffalo SKAL Club, Buffalo Octagon Association and Buffalo Interline Club. He had been an avid golfer and bicyclist and was past president of the Buffalo/Niagara SKAL Club, an international travel organization.

Survivors include his wife, the former Devra E. Clint; two daughters, Dawn R. Harris of Buffalo and Kim M. Staub of Grand Island; a sister, Marian Trickey of Chippenham, England; and two grandchildren.


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