Kenneth L. Harrison Sr.
Air Force vet, Ford retiree, award-winning baker
Kenneth L. “Ken” Harrison Sr., 81, a resident of Carmichaels, died Satruday, February 2, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born December 10, 1931, in Crucible, a son of the late Glasper M. and Mary Lou Yoders Harrison.
Mr. Harrison attended Carmichaels Area schools.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in French Morocco. He received the National Defense Service Medal.
Prior to relocating to Pennsylvania, he worked at Ford Motor Co. in Lorain, Ohio, retiring in 1990 after 30 years’ employment.
Surviving are his loving wife, Carol Ann Duchon Harrison; four children, Susan Tansey of Avon Lake, Ohio, Kenneth L. Harrison Jr. of Huron, Ohio, Lori A. (Robert) Mey of Vermilion, Ohio, and Cyndy L. (Ronald) Nicolson of Avon Lake; stepsons Leonard Lucas of Jackson, Mich., and Jeffrey Lucas of Vermilion; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Shara) Harrison of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Jeanne (Larry) Roberts of Henderson, Nev.; an uncle, George (Dorothy) Harrison of Washington; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Melvin Harrison in 2006.
Mr. Harrison was affiliated with First Church of the Nazarene in Waynesburg.
He was a life member of Carmichaels American Legion Post 400, the 40/8 Voiture Organization and was an “honorary member” of American Legion Auxiliary, because of his love of cooking and baking blue ribbon-winning pies for Legion family functions.
Mr. Harrison enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard and vegetable garden. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love of sports included participating in City League baseball in Ohio and football during his high school years.
He will be absolutely missed by his two English setters, Gypsy and Freckles.
Friends will be received from noon to 3 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, February 6, in Lesako Funeral Home Inc., 204 Dowlin Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320, 724-966-5100, Paul M. Lesako, owner/director/supervisor, with the Rev. John Poling officiating. A pass in review will be accorded by American Legion Post 400 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3491 Carmichaels. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedysis Hospice in Masontown. www.lesakofuneralhomeinc.com