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Frederick C. Harris III

Obituary for Frederick C. Harris III

January 22, 2017


Frederick C. Harris III left this world to join the angels on January 22, 2017. Everyone knew him as Derek. He was well loved in his community and was known for his generosity. He was kind, loving, sweet and funny and touched the lives of everyone he met. Derek was known to share whatever he had with others. During his last year, Derek was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and despite his illness and his own suffering, continued to reach out and help others, providing for their physical needs as well as making them laugh.

Derek attended Pottstown High School, graduating in 2003. He was a talented artist and enjoyed dabbling with the bass guitar, origami and spending time with others.

Derek was born to Frederick C. Harris Jr. and Eileen Schneider Bailey on January 20, 1985 in Sellersville, PA. He is survived by both his parents, his step mother, Noralyn Harris, a son, Sidney Mickletz, and his siblings, Evelyn Bailey, Soloman Bailey, Sharaczar Bailey, Shaldeara Bailey, Courtney Robinson, Megan Robinson and Kyle Robinson. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Roberta Harris and maternal grandfather, Edward Schneider.

Friends and relatives are invited join in a celebration of his life on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at Macedonia Baptist Church, 218 N. State St., Newtown, PA 18940. Viewing will be from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM with a service following. Interment will follow at Lighthouse Hill Cemetery in Newtown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations to National Kidney Foundation, 111 S Independence Mall E #411, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 would be appreciated.

Frederick Harris Jr. and Eileen Bailey thank you for your attendance and your condolences.

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  • National Kidney Foundation
    111 S Independence Mall E #411
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Gift of Life Donor Program
    401 N. 3rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940
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