Captain Phil Harris, 1956-2010

I was saddened this morning when I received word that Captain Phil Harris passed away.  He suffered a stroke in January and had undergone serious treatment.  Captain Phil will be missed by his fans and friends, but especially his own family:

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad - Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end. For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down. We will remember and celebrate that strength. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

- Jake and Josh Harris

Here is Captain Phil with me and the pumpkin portrait of him that I carved in 2009.  Phil befriended our staff here and was very kind to our residents the day he visited.  He was a very gracious guest and geniuinely engaged during his visit. 

Rest in peace, Captain.

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