September 14, 1926 ~ September 8, 2002
Harrison passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2002, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA., at the age of 75 years. He was born in North Platte, Nebraska and had lived in the South Bay area until 3 years ago when he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Palm Desert, CA.
Harrison graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1944 and from Stanford Medical School in 1955, after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War ll. He was past president of the California Academy of Family Physicians and delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also served as assistant director of the UCLA Family Residency Program at Santa Monica Hospital for several years. His civic involvements included Director of Bay Cities National Bank, Board of Directors of the South Bay YMCA, and he was a member of the Redondo Beach Rotary Club. He was also involved in Toastmasters and the Redondo Beach Round Table. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach for over 70 years.
During his medical career in the South Bay, spanning 43 years, he delivered over 2000 babies. He is survived by Barbara, to whom he was married for 53 years. He is also survived by three sons, Robert (Nancy) McCandless of Torrance; Richard (Kathy) McCandless of Long Beach, and Michael (Carmell) McCandless of San Diego; and by his daughter Linda (Jeffrey) Courchaine of PIacentia; and by grandchildren Jeffrey, Kariann, Kevin, Daniel, Kelly, Colleen, Luke and David McCandless, and Timothy and Steven Courchaine. He is also survived by his sister, Marian Buck of Redondo Beach
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m on Friday, September 13, 2002, at the White & Day Colonial Chapel in Redondo Beach. Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 p.m on Sunday, September 22, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach. For those who wish, contributions may be made in his name to the Memorial Fund of the First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach, or the charity of your choice.
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