Harris Oliver Ware Obituary, 1996

Harris Oliver Ware, 83, of St. Petersburg, FL, died Sunday (Dec. 29, 1996) at Colombia Edward White Hosp. Harris was born in Cleveland, Sept. 23, 1913 the eldest of six children of the late Harris & Martha (Kuhn) Ware. He was a resident of the Hartford – Springfield area from 1961 to 1985, and was a resident of Florida the last 11 years. He attended college at Western Michigan University 1934 – 1937 where he concentrated in chemistry. He began his career as a paper Chemist Hercules Powder Co. in Kalmazoo, MI in 1934. He became technical manager of Beveridge Paper Co. in Indianapolis in 1956, Vice President of Brown Co. in Berlin, NH in 1961, and Executive Vice-President of Premoid Corp. in West Springfield, MA in 1964. During his career he was very active in the Technical Assn. of Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI), in which he was a Fellow. He received the first Science Medal in 1966, and served as TAPPI president 1975 – 1977, and was the first recipient of the TAPPI Distinguished Service Award in 1983. He held numerous patents in the field of polymer chemistry and was a contributing author to the Encyclopedia-Chemical Technology. When Mr. Ware retired at the age of 70 in 1983, he was the Chairman of the Board of Precox, Premed’s parent Co. holding several paper company subsidiaries. This year, Mr. Ware received special acknowledgement for 50 years of TAPPI membership. Harris was an energetic hobbist, mastering photography at the international competition level, he rode and trained horses, bred parakeets for competitive showing, designed and hand carved maple chairs, and was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master. After suffering a heart attack in 1969, he studied physiology and diet, and designed a program of nutrition and exercise which restored what had been classified as irreparable heart damage. Many of his conclusions made 25 years ago based on fundamental chemistry are now mirrored in current health literature. Mr. Ware was per-deceased by his wife of 42 years, Marion Antoinette Dennert in 1982. He is survived by four children Dennert Oliver Ware Sr. of Indianapolis IN, Mrs Mary Brant of Macedonia OH, Dr. Kathlyn Fell of Toledo OH and Margaret Ware Rives of West Hartford; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother Franklin Ware of Danville IL. The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 3, 11 a.m. at the Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Rd., West Suffield. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Calling Hr. will be Thursday, Jan. 2, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The family wishes to express special appreciation to his caregiver, Jean Fortier, RN.

Source:  Hartford Courant, The (CT) – Tuesday, December 31, 1996


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