William A. Harris, Jr. passed away Monday Sept. 21, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 4, 1945, a son of William A. Harris and Wilhelmine M. Harris. He attended Kents Hill School and graduated from Winthrop High School, Winthrop Me. He also graduated from The University of South Carolina, Columbia S.C. and the New York Institute of Finance, NY. He most recently was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at SMCC, So. Portland as an instructor of Events Management, Culinary Arts, Lodging Restaurant Management. He also served as Dining Room manager of The Woodlands Club, The Village Cafe, Black Point Inn, Reflections on the Bay, Miami, Fla., The Sea Grill, NY, and the Roof Terrace Restaurant at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also was a New York Stock Exchange Registered Securities Trader. Bill also was very active with the Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland. In this capacity he visited many people at Maine Medical Center, various jails and prisons. By far Bills greatest work was with AA as he sponsored many people and took numerous others through The Steps. Bill was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his brother Bob and sister-in-law Jeanne Harris; sister Anne Harris Rourke and brother-in-law William Rourke, niece Suzanne Rourke, nephews Bill and Matt Harris; friends Tsetsu and Mika. Bills family wanted to thank his many friends and colleagues. His passing leaves a great void with everyone he touched. Also many thanks to the wonderful staff at Maine Medical Centers Gibson Wing, The Cedars Rehabilitation Unit and the many doctors and staff who helped him through his illness. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, September 29, from 8:30-10:00am at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland, ME, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, ME. To view Williams full obituary or to share an online condolence, please visit his memorial page at www.ctrawford.com In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.