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Richard John Harrison

Died: Sunday, October 19, 2003
Richard John Harrison of Portage died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Born and raised in Catrine, Scotland, Mr. Harrison received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the Royal College at Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland; his Master of Science degree in textile technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.; and his Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.

Mr. Harrison was a member of both the American and British Textile Institutes. He was also a Mason and a lifelong member of the Congregational Church. He served with distinction with the Royal Scots Cameronians in Malaya, earning the Royal Order of St. George.

He was a resident of Grosse Pointe from 1967 to 1990, and employed by Uniroyal from 1961 to 1994. He had resided in Portage the past ten years.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his four children, Margaret McIntyre, Richard (Teresa), James and Catherine (David) Blondell of St. Clair Shores,; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Drake, McKenzie, Evan, Joseph, Jaimie and Elizabeth; and one sister, Mary Natino.

He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth; and his sister, Margaret McKenzie.

Private services will take place at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel. Cremation will follow, and his cremains, along with those of his beloved wife, Beth, will be returned to Scotland.
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