Funeral Details

Gerald Howard Harris

January 7, 1946 - February 3, 2024


Date and Time

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 2:00 PM


Memorial Park Cemetery
9900 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Rabbi Michael Davis


Harris Residence
8949 Kilpatrick Avenue
Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Thursday from 4PM until 8PM
Friday from 11AM until 3PM

Memorial Contributions

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA
1032 East Brandon Boulevard #4744
Brandon, Florida 33511


Gerald Howard Harris, 78

Dear brother of Stephen (the late Doris and Starr Coyle), David Harris and Sheila (Michael) Jackowiak. Proud uncle of Rebecca (Andrew Ketterer) Harris, Shira (Jonathan Ridley) Harris, Jacob Harris, Kimberly Odisho and Jason (Melissa)Jackowiak. Fun loving great uncle to Daniella Odisho, Matthew Odisho, Michael Odisho, Lukas Odisho and Asher Ketterer. Great great uncle to Max. Gerald (Jerry) Harris was the first-born child of Pearl and Sydney Harris. The oldest of 4 siblings, he was born and spent his life in West Rogers Park. Jerry particularly loved spending time with his family. He was a fixture at weekly family dinners always bringing something special to put a smile on the children’s faces. Jerry was quiet and kind and always had a good sense of humor. He will be missed and remembered by all of us. May his memory be a blessing. Contributions in Geralds’s memory may be made to The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA, 1032 East Brandon Boulevard #4744, Brandon, Florida 33511, Graveside services Thursday 2 PM at Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, Illinois 60076. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Even though I had not seen Gerry in a long time I will miss him greatly. He and I were very close growing up andf sharing many good times together.

He father Sydney and my mother Faye were extremely close brother and sister.

May his memory be a blessing to all concerned.

Cousin Gene Frank

Eugene Frank
February 8, 2024