Susie R. Harris, 80, school crossing guard

March 17, 2001

Susie R. Harris, a retired city school crossing guard, died Tuesday at her East Baltimore home of heart failure. She was 80.

She was a police crossing guard at St. John the Evangelist School, Valley and East Eager streets, and for Public School No. 149, Broadway and Federal Street. She retired in 1966.

She then sold fabric, notions and millinery at the Hochschild, Kohn & Co. department store at Howard and Lexington streets. During World War II, she helped build airplanes for Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors in Canton.

Born in Baltimore, the former Susie Russell was raised on Rutland Avenue. She was a graduate of St. Frances Academy.

In 1944, she married John Harris, a tailor who owned a shop at Caroline and Gay streets. He died in 1985.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon Monday at St. Wenceslaus Roman Catholic Church, Ashland and Collington avenues, where she was a member and belonged to the Sodality.

Mrs. Harris is survived by two sons, John Harris and Richard Harris; a daughter, Jean Harris; and a brother, Edward Russell. All are of Baltimore.

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