Lois Furcht Harris, 87, passed away from Parkinson’s disease with family by her side at the Acorn Glen Assisted Living Facility in Princeton, NJ on Saturday September 28, 2019.
She is survived by 2 siblings, Bill and Sally (Anthony Trama), sister-in-law Margaret Corey, children Barton (Fran), Verlee “Dee” (Grayson Ferrante), Nathan (April), James (Carolyn Coughlin) and Calvin (Lori), grand-daughters Dana, Erika, Emily, Abby and Becky, grand-sons Gregory, Adam, Nicholas, Ryan, Jason, Ethan and David.
Lois was born May 13, 1932 in Mt. Kisco, NY and a graduate of Pleasantville (New York) High School, earning an Associate’s Degree from Centenary College and later earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College, becoming a Family Counselor in Princeton. After closing her practice, she helped found a local delivery service named Beck and Call. Lois also co-founded Art Exhibition Consultants. Her love of gardening spilled over into her taking art lessons and becoming a pastel artist, exhibiting at the Princeton Senior Center.
She married Barton A. Harris of Marlboro, NY. Her husband completed Medical School and their life began with a couple of “army moves” to Texas and Germany, with her husband advancing his education and beginning his practice in New York State. Her 4 sons were born in New York State and her only daughter was born in Germany. With five children born within a seven year period, Lois became a “full time” Head of Household. She was known to laugh easily, open her door and to care for friends and family without question and to enjoy ice cream in all its forms. She was patient, thoughtful, and intelligent, living a full and fulfilling life.
Knowing how much Lois loved Wanaksink Lake up in “The Gunks”, we’ve chosen to have a Memorial Service for her on Saturday November 30th, at the Reformed Church of Shawangunk in Wallkill, NY at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163 or www.michaeljfox.org/donate