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Robert J. Harrison '49
Posted 01/19/2018 09:35AM

June 27, 1931 ~ December 30, 2017

Robert Joseph Harrison died peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Robert was born in San Francisco on June 27, 1931, the son of James and Agnes (Patrick) Harrison. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1949 and the University of San Francisco in 1953. He retired as a Master High School Teacher from the San Francisco Unified School District.

Robert is survived by his brother, Richard, and Richard's wife Carol, and his late brother Jeremy's wife, Laura. He was preceded in death by his other brothers, James and Anthony. Robert is also the beloved uncle to 15 nieces and nephews and 35 grand-nieces and nephews, to whom he will forever be loved and known affectionately as "Uncle Wawa."

Robert was laid to rest at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma. A Memorial Mass for Robert will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 3835 Balboa Street, San Francisco on Thursday, January 25th at 4:00pm.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 21, 2018

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