STAHL: Harris W., 85, former St. Johnsbury businessman, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at his Brightlook residence.

He and his wife Pearl (Abberbock) were longtime residents at the former Burrows place off South Street in St. Johnsbury. Together they operated the Jeanette Shop on Railroad Street for 32 years, until their retirement in 1978. Pearl died Nov. 26, 1985; he missed her dearly.

Harris especially enjoyed his Friday business luncheon group. He was a supporter of Beth El Synagogue, member and avid golfer at the St. Johnsbury Country Club, a longtime Rotarian, and a World War II army veteran.

He is survived by a brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews. He also leaves many friends who enjoyed his wit and easy manner.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (those attending should enter through the lower gate across from Gilmour Ford). A light lunch and fellowship will follow at Beth El Synagogue.

It has been suggested that memorial contributions may be directed to either the Rotary Club of St. Johnsbury, P.O. Box 171, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, or the St. Johnsbury Country Club, P.O. Box 116, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.

Sayles Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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