Kenneth Baxter Harrison, 63,

Kenneth Baxter Harrison, 63, born Nov. 6, 1946, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2010.

 

Born and raised in Ballston Spa, he graduated from high school in 1965. He attended Fulton Montgomery College and graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1973 and earned his master’s degree from Russell Sage College in 1978.

 

He played semi-pro football for the Schenectady Stormers and played college football and wrestled. He loved teaching and coaching football, wrestling, softball and Little League. He was the founder of the Granville Lions Wrestling Tournament and liked getting his athletes ready for other tournaments and matches.

 

He helped several wrestlers to reach regional and state titles. He also liked interacting with the players during practice, often challenging them. To this day he still enjoyed watching football and taking notes on different plays.

 

Ken recently retired from Granville CSD after 32 years of service. He also taught summers at Great Meadow Correctional Facility for 28 years.  He cared greatly for his family and the students of Granville as well as for those who would come to be residents of the Haynes House of Hope. He was an active member of the Granville Lions Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia (Lesse) Harrison; and two beloved children, Matthew A. Harrison and his wife, Amy, and Elizabeth A. Harrison. His two grandchildren, Ethan and Rachel, were the light of his life and he had looked forward to many family times of vacations and fishing. He is also survived by four brothers, David of Malta, Daniel (Claudia) and Jerry (Connie) of Broadalbin, and Clifford of Las Vegas, a half-brother, Leroy Harrison and his wife Rose of Fort Ann, a brother-in-law Richard Lesse (Debbie) of Syosset, sister-in-law Lynne Lenhardt (George) of Delmar, father-in-law Melvin Lesse of Granville, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

He was predeceased by his parents, Baxter and Hazel Harrison (Phelps).

 

Calling hours were held Monday at the Robert M. King Funeral Home at

23 Church St.

, Granville. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church,

Bulkley Avenue

, Granville.

 

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Haynes House of Hope, P.O. Box 285, Granville, N.Y. 12832.

 

 

 

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