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Roy W. Harris Passes Away

Roy W. Harris of Hartstown, PA, passed away October 25, at the age of 62, at home with his wife and friends after a year-long battle with cancer.

He was born July 21, 1950 in Greensboro, NC, to Jessie Ward Harris and Marva Gibbs Kate. He married Deborah Tracy Grudoski on Sept. 9, 2011.

Roy trained horses from the west coast to the east coast with numerous world champion titles.  He trained Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and Morgans at Abbey Lane Farm. He was a member of the ASHA (American Saddlebred Horse Association), USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), the AHHS (American Hackney Horse Society), and the UPHA (United Professional Horsemen’s Association).

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Tracy Harris, of Hartstown as well as his mother, Marva Gibbs Kate of Virginia. He is also survived by his three brothers, Ricky Harris and his significant other, Cheryl Innis, of Connecticut; Mike Harris of Virginia; and Jack Harris of Virginia.

Calling hours will be on Monday October 29 from 6-8pm at the Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N Second St, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316. The funeral will be on Tuesday at 11am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Phillips Cemetery.

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