David Alan Harris died on September 25, following an extended illness.
Mr Harris, 83, was a longtime resident of Newtown.
He was born on February 11, 1930, in Southgate, Middlesex, England, to Agnes and Reginald Harris.
He is survived his daughter and son-in-law, Nicky and Tom Conroy of Newtown; a stepson, Christian Chemero of Newtown; a stepdaughter, Lisa Galloway of Brookfield; and seven grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, MaryEllen (Bjorklund) Harris.
Mr Harris loved fishing. For many years he and MaryEllen took extended visits to Ireland, a highlight of which was always the good fishing they found there. He and his late wife were also owners of the former Saugatuck Tackle Shop.
He was retired from Owenoak International, a travel agency based in Norwalk.
A dear man, Mr Harris will be missed by those who had the opportunity to meet and befriend him.
Mr Harris and his wife always had dogs in their home. He is also survived by a golden retriever named Maddie.
Memorial arrangements will be made by the family at a later date.
The Newtown Bee October 4, 2013