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Harmon G. Harrison, MD, surgeon and a long-time participant in community service, passed away on February 11, 2018. He was 93.
Harrison was born July 24, 1924 in Kent, Washington. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II before attending medical school at St. Louis University, graduating in 1951 and doing a one-year internship at St. Louis City Hospital. He returned to his home state for his surgical residency at the University of Washington. He received a fellowship at the VA Hospital in Tucson in
1958. He remained in Tucson throughout his career.
He joined PCMS on two occasions, 1961-1985 and 1991-1998. He chaired the Public Health Committee from 1967-1970. He was also the Pima County representative for the ArMA Poison Control Committee 1966-1967. He served on the board of the Pima County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
His activism was not limited to medicine. He was a member of the Tucson School District 1 Board of Trustees for five years. He was a republican candidate for mayor in 1971. He was active in the Sabbar Shrine, St. Mark’s Methodist Church and volunteered for the Boy Scouts and St. Elizabeth Clinic.
Harrison is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary, sister Marilyn; children Tom, Carole, Ruth, Susan, Janet, Bob, Robyn, Susan, Norman, Mark and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sabbar Shrine Temple Transportation Fund, 520-624-2509.