Frederick L. Harris, Sr

Frederick L. Harris Sr. 85, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021. He was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on January 5, 1936 to Leon and Wilda Harris. He served in the US Army.

Fred worked several jobs over the years, including Standard Furniture, Saratoga Harness Track, Quality Gas, and Cudney’s Dry Cleaning, where he retired from. He enjoyed Nascar, camping, taking long drives, playing games with friends and spending hours in the garage fixing things. Fred was a member of the Eagles Club in Saratoga Springs and VFW Post 358 in Ballston Spa.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife Eleanor; stepson Rusty Palmateer, Jr., sister Joan Reed and brother Paul Harris. Fred is survived by his son Fred Harris, Jr. (Jan) of Ballston Spa; daughter in law Mary Ellen Palmateer of Saratoga Springs; stepson Ricky Palmateer (Crystal) of Ballston Spa; his beloved grandchildren Brittany King (Shaughn), Jessica Macchi (Todd), Rusty Palmateer III, Sarah Smith (Steve) and Melisa Colvin; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion Florence Lenz.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, January 26 from 9am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Facemasks and social distancing are required. A private service will follow. Burial with military honors will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Fred may be made to Union Fire Co #2, PO Box 145, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Linda & Charlie Carey

Sending our thoughts and prayers

Ballston Spa Fire Dept

The Members and Officers from the Ballston Spa Fire Department wish to express our condolences to our brother Fred and his family for the loss of your father. May Fred, Sr rest in peace.

Stan D

Fred, Jan and Family-

My condolences. May the fond memories shared help heal your pain.

Erin Christine Thompson

Fred, I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You have my sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything that you need my dear friend.
Peace, kindness & love,
Erin; my son, Sean and Mike Aussicker

Heather (Crandall) Bentley

Fred, Jan and the rest of the family,
I am so sorry for your loss he may be gone but never forgotten he was a great man

Florence Lenz

You were so good to me and for me. I will love you forever and beyond. Thanks for the time that we were together. It was great. To his family thanks. I love you all.

Mindy Morris

Dear Fred Jr and family, My condolences to Mr Harris. He was a great man. My prayers and thoughts to the family. RIP

Dick Rowland

Freddy and family. So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was always a lot of fun and had great stories to tell. I am sure he will be missed.

Patti Southworth

My sincere condolences to the family.
It sounds like he lived an incredible life.
May his memories give you comfort and happiness.

Mary DuBois

My prayers are with the family. Rest in peace Fred

Becky Keefe

My condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time.

Karen Hummel

Fred, Jan & Family,
My thought and prayers go out to you at this time of your Dad's passing.

Pat Quillan

To the Family my condolences to every one, Lorraine and I had spent many times with Fred and Eleanor at the camp ground with them and have good memories of both of them.

Albert & May Seaman

Our deepest condolences to the Harris family. He was a very nice man to talk to. May Fred rest in peace.

John and Rhonda Barnes

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fred was a very caring person and will be missed by many.

Bonnie Vidnansky

I’m sorry to hear about Fred. He was a nice man. Enjoyed being part of the family at one time and also working with him at Harness Track so many years ago.


RIP Fred Sr you will be missed