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Charlene S. Swackhammer Harris
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1932
Afton
Chenango County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 2000
Avoca
Steuben County
New York, USA

AVOCA -- Charlene S. Harris, 68 of Avoca. Angels came and took Charlene to her heavenly home on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 after a lengthy illness with ALS (Lou Gehrig's) disease. She was born in Afton, NY to the late Roy and Virginia Swackhammer on October 12, 1932. On April 30, 1952 she married Lawrence Harris, who survives. Charlene and her husband Lawrence established and operated Avoca Homes for the past 40 years. Also, together, they shared a great love refurbishing antique cars they owned and showed. She belonged to the Niagara Frontier Nash Club, Chemung Valley Car Club and she also served on the Board of Directors with the Bank of Avoca. Charlene's family includes her husband Lawrence of 48 years; her sons, Jeffery (Tina Y.) Harris of Avoca and Michael (Tina M.) Harris of Cameron Mills; her grandchildren, Joseph, Nicole, Brittany, Mickey, Steven and Michael; her step-grandchildren, Lauri, Freddie, Cody and Austin; her late brother, Frank Swackhammer; her sisters-in-law, Kathleen Swackhammer of Savona, Beverly Harris of Bath, Evelyn Goodine of Avoca; her brother-in-law, Guy "Butch" (Phyllis) Harris of Bath; her special friend, Diane Harris of Hornell and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 pm today at the Avoca United Methodist Church (Route 415). Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11 am at the Avoca United Methodist Church with Pastor Rene Carrillo officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Avoca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlene's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901, Vincent House, PO Box 566 Wayland, NY 14572 or to ALS Neuro-Muscular Research Foundation, University Hospital, Dept. of Neurology, 750 East Adam St., Syracuse, NY 13210.
Funeral arrangements are with the Bond-Davis & Bishop Funeral Home in Avoca. 
 
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 Parents:
  Roy L. Swackhammer (1903 - 1971)
  Virginia L. Burleson Swackhammer (1902 - 1991)
 
 Spouse:
  Lawrence C. Harris (1929 - 2002)
 
 Sibling:
  Frank B. Swackhammer (1925 - 1991)*
  Charlene S. Swackhammer Harris (1932 - 2000)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Avoca
Steuben County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Jim Ferris
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Oct 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5072272
Charlene S. <i>Swackhammer</i> Harris
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