Freda Janet Harris
December 13, 1930 - March 12, 2021
Freda Janet Harris, 90, of Floyd Virginia, previously of Timonium, Maryland passed away on March 12, 2021. Freda was born to Frederic W. and Vera E. Muench in 1930 and raised in Columbus, Ohio, where she graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1948. She married William Edward Harris on September 30, 1951 and earned her BS in Education from Ohio State University in 1953. Her first teaching job was at Bridge City Elementary School in New Orleans, where Bill was stationed in the Coast Guard. From there, they moved to Archbold, Ohio where Cindy was born in 1954. While Bill was back in school at Ohio State University, Debbie was born to them in 1957. On Bill’s graduation, they moved to Wilmington, Delaware for Bill’s first engineering job. The same day Freda gave birth to Chuck in 1958, Bill accepted a job offer in Towson, Md where Bill & Freda moved in 1959. In 1961 they moved to Eastspring Rd in Timonium MD where they lived until June 2017. Freda and Bill were active members of the local church wherever life took them. They finally landed at St John’s United Methodist Church in Lutherville, Md where they worshipped and served together as deacons. Freda’s favored things included her family, homemaking & cooking, serving the less fortunate in various ways, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, card games & dominoes with the grandchildren. Over the years she found many ways of serving the less fortunate including supporting and serving with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering with Meals-On-Wheels, supporting Native American Organizations, and other endeavors. Freda was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Bill, and is survived by her two daughters Cynthia Kommers of Baltimore, Debbie Cecchini of Christiansburg, VA, and son Chuck & wife Margie of Floyd, VA; seven grandchildren Dan Cecchini & wife Edith, Ben Harris & wife Michelle, Bethany Lufi & husband John, Luke Harris & wife Brenna, Dave Cecchini & wife Anna, Joanna Toal & husband Ben, and Johanna McCroskey & husband Joshua; and twelve great-grandchildren Mya, Charity, Adiline & Miles Cecchini, Will & Lily Harris, Benjamin, Elliot, & Erik Lufi, Camilla McCroskey, and Orrin & Fairlight Harris. The interment will be at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium, Maryland.
March 25, 2021
So sorry to learn of Freda's passing via the notice in the Towson Times. We were neighbors in the Fountain Hill area of Timonium and also at Havenwood Presbyterian Church where the Harris family were members many years ago. My sympathy is offered for all the family as you treasure the memories of Freda.
March 27, 2021
So sorry to hear of Freda's passing. Myself as well as Ron and Barb Dumas and the Baughan family have dear memories being with Freda (and Bill) at St. John's, playing dominos, and being together as friends. She was a true woman of God, helping whomever she could. We were blessed to have known Freda! May God comfort you at this time of loss. Pat Owings and family