Robert Dean Harris  of Trumansburg passed away on Monday morning, May 25, 2010, at Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse following a long illness.

He was born on April 13, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana, a son of the late Albert Chase and MaryJane (Dean) Harris.  He was also predeceased by brother William Harris.

Rob loved to be with his children and his granchildren.  He loved to target practice and fish with his boys and teach his youngest granddaughter to strum the guitar .  He was loved and will be greatly missed.

Robert is survived by his wife, Charlene (Simmons) Harris, sons Christopher Robert and Brandon Dean Harris, both of Trumansburg, daughters Terry (Sean) Walker of Mountain View, CA and Jessica (Charles) Bell of Burdett, grandchildren Schuyler and Emma Walker and Dalton and Gwendolyn Bell, brother Michael (Patricia) Harris of Elmira, sister Debra (Wayne) McCarthy of Trumansburg, several cousins, nephews that he played a big role in helping to raise, and his many friends.

At Robertís request, in lieu of services a party celebrating his life will be held during the summer.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice.