A public memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 11:00AM to 3:00 PM at the Cantigny Golf Course Clubhouse in Wheaton, IL. It will be in Banquet Room #2 of the Red Oak Room. For directions, please use the following link: http://cantignygolf.com/golfcourse/directions.aspx to celebrate the life of Charles “Chuck” Harrison. A longtime resident of Glen Ellyn, Harrison died suddenly on June 6, 2012 in Miromar Lakes, FL, where he had retired to in 2003.
While it is difficult to sum up the full life of such a man in simple words, a few which ideally describe him are generous, loving, caring, sharing, heartfelt and beloved. He was known for taking care of the largest and the smallest needs in his family at every moment throughout his life – from fun, family vacations to running to the store without being asked to on the busiest holiday gathering. He loved being the person that could help others whenever they needed it – he was so caring he thrived on it.
He spent a great deal of his career dedicated to supporting and innovating supply chain management globally as it related to the grocery industry, for a lengthy periodas a partner for Ernst & Young in Chicago. While his travels occasionally took him away from home, he never missed a holiday, a birthday, a game or even a moment that was even remotely important to any member of his family.
Following the death of his wife, Marcia Campbell Harrison in 2000, he relocated to Plano, Texas where he was Vice President for an Internet-based company. He later retired to Miromar Lakes, Florida, where he became a popular fixture both at the Miromar Lakes Country Club, where he resided until his death and at local charity groups where he donated his time. He also started a home monitoring company at Miromar Lakes, overseeing the homes of snowbirds that were part-time residents at the community.
He was truly dedicated to working with Habitat for Humanity. While he really enjoyed working on-site at various “builds” with the Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, he was one of the organizers of 2008, 2009, and 2010 Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament and Taste of Miromar Fundraising Events to raise money to build affordable homes in Lee County. He also leads the Miromar volunteer effort for Habitat for Humanity in Immokalee, FL.The chapter is currently planning an upcoming fund-raising event that will pay tribute to him.
Throughout his life he enjoyed boating, sports, golfing and spending time with his family.Born and raised in Ohio, he is survived by his fiancé, Marcia, daughters, Tisha Bayne and her husband Tod of Fort Myers, Florida, Stephanie Kay DeMask and her husband Ed of Batavia, Illinois, five grandchildren, Virginia and Sophie Bayne, and Teddy, Jackson and Luke DeMask, nephew, Keith Kurber, and three step-nieces, Suzi Marchetti, Barb DiOrio and Liz Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, Attn: Lisa, 1288 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.