Hugh Arthur Harris
Age 51, born in Cardiff, Wales on October 29, 1965 and died November 3, 2016 in England.
Beloved son of the late Frank and Sigrid Harris. Loving father of Megan and Ryan. Dear brother of Ingrid (Larry) Runnion, Robert (Geralyn) Harris, Gerald Harris, Rosalie (John) Taube, Scott, Ivan and Michael Harris. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Hugh grew up in Livonia and graduated from Stevenson High School in 1983. He joined the US Navy in 1985 and was accepted into the Nuclear Program where he studied nuclear power theory and later oversaw nuclear submarine engine room operations. He was stationed upon the USS Tennessee and was honorably discharged in 1991. Hugh was extremely academic and pursued higher education for a span of over 16 years, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Tech, Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Oakland University; MBA from Wayne State University and a Master of Science in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning. Hugh contributed his talents to a number of companies including Chrysler and the EPA where he was awarded a Gold Medal, the highest award in the EPA, for his work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for light duty vehicles. Hugh loved his children more than anything. He had an infectious laugh, he lived life to its fullest and was always ready for an adventure. Hugh was a scout leader and a Boy Scout himself, achieving the rank of Life; he loved getting outdoors and working with his hands. Hugh was always there to help others and will be forever missed by his family and friends.
Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Road, Livonia, Friday, May 19, 2017 from 12 p.m. until his Memorial Service at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America.
Please share a memory of Hugh by signing his guestbook.