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Monroe William Harris

Monroe William Harris, aka “Kool-Aid King”, 75 of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away on June 6, 2022, in the UPMC Osteopathic Community General Hospital. Monroe was born Saturday, October 19, 1946, to the late Mack Clifford Harris and Helen Elizabeth Harris (Buie) in Norman Park, Georgia. In 1956, Monroe and his family moved to Harrisburg, PA, where he graduated from William Penn High School in 1966.


He furthered his education by attending MTA school and graduating in April of 1990. Monroe enjoyed reading the bible every morning then going on walks with his wife Geraldine. Traveling to Hawaii, baking, mowing lawns, cruising, eating ice cream, tinkering with cars, playing Scrabble, the television show Green Acres, and the Dallas Cowboys were all favorites of Monroe. Monroe was a long-time loyal Deacon of Banks Memorial Church of The Living God.


Monroe married Geraldine Harris (Keller) on Saturday, July 27, 1974. They have two children, Calissa Harris and Wann Harris (Amy Harris). Monroe was an eager employee. He has over 40 years of employment. Monroe was employed by Perk Foods Co, where he worked for 21 years. Later, Monroe began working at Hershey Foods in 1990, where he retired with perfect attendance in May 2009. During his time with Hershey Foods, he also worked at Hershey Park from the Spring of 2000 until Fall of 2016.


Monroe leaves to cherish his memory his wife Geraldine Harris, and children Calissa Harris and Wann Harris (Amy Harris), both of Harrisburg, PA. Two grandsons, Jordan V. Harris of South Jordan, Utah and Nathaniel M. Harris of Harrisburg, PA. His siblings, Ethelene Harmon of Harrisburg, PA, Ida Mae Venable (William Venable) of Harrisburg, PA, Jerry Mack Harris of Reading, PA and Sylvia Jean Harris of Harrisburg, PA.  He also leaves 2 aunts, 3 uncles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will miss him deeply.


Revelations 21:4

“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”



Monroe’s life will be remembered Thursday, June 16th, 2022, at the Hooper Memorial Home, Inc. located at 3532 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109.  The viewing will begin at 10 AM with the funeral starting promptly at 11 AM.  He will be buried in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens cemetery located at 6701 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.  A family gathering will be held at Chambers Hill Firehouse, 6400 Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Social distancing and wearing of masks are strictly enforced; even if fully vaccinated. Thanks for your cooperation.  Live-Streaming of service available on our menu tab or via Hooper Memorial Home, Inc. YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Lcux9VBjjoM

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Our condolences and praying on the passing of Monroe. Childhood Munich Street family. RIP.

Crystal Newborn Woodward & Family Jun 23 2022 12:27 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Terry & Linda Lentz

Terry Lentz Jun 19 2022 8:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Monroe Harris

Janette scott Jun 19 2022 7:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Monroe Harris

Armando Divittore Jun 19 2022 1:18 AM

Monroe was a humble, and unassuming neighbor. Many residents from the Hodges Heights Community were assisted by Monroe with his labor over his many years of residence there. He walked the surrounding streets with his wife Geradine almost daily, they also attended meetings that helped to define our lifestyle in the community once it was challenged by developers. Mr. Harris was a man of few words, but he would always greet me with a smile! My condolences to the family, his wife and children. GOD Bless, he will be missed.

Judy and A. Victor Banks, Jr.

Albert V Banks ,Jr Jun 16 2022 3:58 PM

The last time I was with Monroe we running up the street from the 🐝🐝 ! Calissa me and you ! In the paradise th Hornets wil be our friend . He is taking a short nap 😴. In Jehovah’s memory. Your arrangement for Monroe was so well done . You have Gerry and my sincere condolences. Jehovah will make you strong .

Kathleen Farmer Jun 16 2022 1:05 PM

My condolences to the family

Farrah Martin Jun 16 2022 11:12 AM

Dear Geraldine and Calissa. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Looking forward to seeing him again in the resurrection.

David Burtner Jun 16 2022 10:59 AM

We will truly miss Uncle Monroe. He was a good person and loved to help others. He did so much for our families. I can remember him taking us on our many vacations and to Hershey Park. He loved the sweets and life in general. I always loved to visit him when I came home. Rest easy Uncle Monroe.

Deon Branch Jun 16 2022 10:42 AM

Dear Geraldine and Calissa our deepest sympathy, We love you and pray Jehovah comforts you. Steve and Jeanne Seibert

Jeanne Seibert Jun 16 2022 10:41 AM

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