- July 13, 1946 - November 1, 2012
- Columbia, Maryland
of Michael's Passing
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“To My Maryland Family:
Our deepest condolences to all of the Haris family, extended family, and friends. We are so very saddened to hear about...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Andrew Chhokas - Shrewsbury, NJ
“I met Mike during his 2nd tour of Juvenile Services in Montgomery County. He was our fearless leader. I have very fond memories of him; he was a...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Loretta Gadbois Wells - WV
“Uncle Mike has been a role model and inspiration to me over the years. I've been in awe of his incredible strength and courage since I was a kid, as...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Steve Haris - Clinton, NJ
“As I read the messages below, the same theme resonates from those of us who shared his life at least eight hours a day for years. And I agree with...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ev Daniel - Murrells Inlet, SC
“Mike was my very first Juvenile Services supervisor back in 1978 at the old "Silver City" office on Pershing Dr. He was a good man and taught me how...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Phil Aronson - College Park, MD
“I met Mike back in 1970 as a fellow probation officer @ the Department of Juvenile Services where I worked in the same unit with him for 9 years. He...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Marylou Carrico Tietz - Bethesda, MD
“I worked with Mike from 69-78 at Juvenile Services. Always quick with a smile and dedicated to his work.
7 of 16 | Posted by: Declan Wallace - Damascus, MD
“Mike and I both had our roots in the Montgomery Hills area, but met as juvenile probation officers in Rockville in 1971. We worked in the same unit...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Maloy - Williamsport, MD
“Mike, I will miss you dearly. Thank you for your kindness, your sincerity, your faith in me. I will never ever forget you. Rest now and be t peace...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: julie chapman - Germantown, MD
“May the God of all comfort be with you during this time.
10 of 16 | Posted by: Roxanne G. Parson - Baltimore, MD
“I have known Michael his whole life, starting in New York in 1946. He was a great person and will be sorely missed.
My condolences to the Haris...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: George and Betty Ploussios - MA
“I met Michael during my prolonged 13 year "engagement" to his brother, Gus (Costas). These Haris men are slow movers!
I grew to love Mike and the...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Moran - Silver Spring,, MD
“I met Mike in January 1974 when I started work at Dept of Juvenile Services as a case manager (P.O.). Mike was my role model: strong, dynamic, fully...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Delmas (Woodie) Wood - MD
“I lived in the basement of Mike's mother house when she became ill. Each of her children with there families would come and stay with her on the...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Harry Adams - Cousin
“When I say Michael on Tuesday the conversation went to his grandchildren, and a big smile broke across his face as he told me abot them. He was so...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Andy Adams - Severna Park, MD
“Dad...as I am putting this page together I am feeling the pain of missing you with each word. There will never be another like you, I only hope that...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Stephania - Daughter
Michael (Mike) Haris, 66, of Columbia, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Gilchrist Hospice in Howard County. Born in New York, to Steve and Evelyn Haris, and raised in Silver Spring, MD, Michael lived most of his life in the Columbia area.
Mike was the beloved father to his only daughter Stephania Thompson, son-in-law Terry, and his four grandchildren Terry, Gus, Noah, and Charis. He is survived by his former wife and life long friend, Sheila Haris. He is also survived by his brothers George (wife Evangeline) and Adam (wife Theo Fana), his sister Eleni, and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his brother Costas (Gus), and his mom and dad Evelyn and Steve Haris.
Mike was a man of faith. He trusted in Jesus Christ, and we rejoice that he is now by the Lord's side. He courageously battled cancer three times, but did not allow it to define his life. Instead he chose to work hard, to care for his family, and to live simply and humbly before God. The last three months of his life Mike fought against colon cancer which had spread to his liver. This journey was chronicled by his daughter and we invite you to read about it here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/michaelharis
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Samaritans Purse...see the link on the left side of this page.