Harry Harper

(Nov 9, 1928 to Jul 30, 2009)

rnAlthough Harry knew that the track is the only building where windows clean people, he also knew how much fun could be had there. But with an ability to befriend anyone who crossed his path, many times he had the inside scoop on the horses in a race. For Harry a stranger was just a friend he hadn’t met yet. Maybe that’s why he could travel just about anywhere and run into someone he knew. rnIt was a good thing that Harry had a never-ending supply of stories, it took nearly all of them, and almost four years, to woo a young woman named Eleanor (nee Chase). But once he had it blossomed into their 60 year marriage. Together they were blessed by their children: George (Pegeen) of Delanco, Harry (Terri) of Riverside, Mark of TN, Jaclyn Greenburg of Delanco and the late Michael, and again by their 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Harry is also survived by his sisters Edith May Rodgers and Shirley Johnson of Burlington Twp.rnServices were private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial gifts may be made to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr., Marlton, NJ 08053.rnrn

5 thoughts on “Harry Harper

  1. Ann Horner

    Whenever I think of Uncle Harry, it is to hear his voice asking if that was “Dolly” on the phone when I called…makes me smile every time. My deepest sympathy to the Harper family on their loss.

  2. Chris Harper

    Harry was my grandfather, I couldn’t have asked for a better one. With the stories that you spoke of he helped teach me about life and how your own is a story in itself. I will surely miss him. See ya at the track Pop!

  3. James Harper

    I am one of Harrys great-grandchildren. He was a wonderful man. He was the most entertaining old man ive ever met in my life. The stories that i have heard from my father about my great grandfathers life opened my eyes. i miss him very dearly. but now im here in jersey with my family. sharing all the memories we’ve had. i wish i could say see you at the track, but ill see you in heaven grandpop. It is and always will be Howdie Dootie time!!!

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