Henry “Pete” Harris, age 79 of Needham passed away on May 3, 2009 after a life long struggle with COPD, in his home in his sleep. He was employed by the US Postal service for thirty years and retired in 1992. Mr. Harris was born and raised in Winchester, MA and was a graduate of Kimball Union High School in New Hampshire. He continued his education for two more years at Nichols Collage in Dudley, MA before enlisting in the US Army where he spent two years in the Korean Campaign and was awarded the Purple Heart. Upon discharge Mr. Harris completed his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Boston University. Mr. Harris worked in the private sector before joining the Postal Service in the 1960’s.
Henry had a fond love for the North Woods and the mountains, that he, throughout his life, shared with family and friends. Henry, spent four summers working for the Appalachian Mountain Club, at Pinkham, Tuckermans and Madison. He was a lifelong member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Henry spent most of his life summering on the Great East Lake in Maine/NH. He loved nothing more than being with his family on the lake. He water skied up until seventy years of age. Beside his wife Janet, he is survived by his brother Robert B. Harris of Dover, NH. Henry had six children, fifteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.