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Wilbur R. Harris

June 15, 1927 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 92)

Wilbur R. Harris, 92, of Monessen, passed away on Monday Sept. 23, 2019 in The Residence at Hilltop. He was born on June 15, 1927 in California, PA, the son of the late Raymond and Edna (Grimes) Harris. Mr. Harris served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. He was a retired pipe fitter, having worked as a foremen in the pipe shop at the Monessen plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation. He was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Church and its Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus Council 954, Mid Mon Valley Shipmates, and a former member of the Epiphany Bowling League. A devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mickalina Sparacino Harris, two daughters, Carol Cocciolone of Rostraver Twp., Michelle (John) Conley of McMurray; four grandchildren, Marissa (Adam) Cocciolone Nowak, Jason Conley, Justin Conley, Anthony "AJ" Cocciolone Jr.; brother, Arthur (Pauline) Harris of California, PA; and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Evelyn Duvall and son-in-law Dr. Anthony "Tony" Cocciolone. Friends will be received in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services, 441 Reed Ave. Monessen on Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. Services will be held on Thursday beginning with a 9:30 am Blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass in Epiphany of Our Lord Church 44 Pennsylvania Blvd. Monessen, with Rev. Michael J. Crookston officiating. Entombment will follow in Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum, Monessen. The following services will be conducted on Wednesday in the funeral home: Mid Mon Valley Shipmates Two Bell Ceremony at 3:00 pm, Knights of Columbus Council 954, prayer service at 6:00 pm.  Condolences accepted for the family at www.dalfonso-billick.com.

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