April 16, 2021
Robert W. Harrison, 75 passed away in his sleep on April 16, 2021, after his challenging struggle with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Bob had a very decorated and distinguished 22 year career with the US Air Force beginning with being a Navigator Bombardier in the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft during the Vietnam War. He served on multiple bases in the United States as well as Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany. He finished up his career at Andrews Air Force Base as well as the Pentagon and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Bob & his wife Karen moved to Sarasota in 2000. Bob loved many activities including sailing, swimming, traveling both in the United States and especially Europe, cruising in the Caribbean. He also enjoyed car races, watching his Alma Mater Butler Bull dogs play basketball and loved going out to eat at a nice restaurant. Bob is survived by his wife Karen D. Sivia, sisters Barbara Gordon & Jeanne Harrison in Ohio, daughter Dana Harrison Ricci in Georgia, brother-in-law & sister-in-law Dale & Lois Sivia in FL and multiple nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews. Preceded in death daughter Emily, Bob’s parents A. George & Marylou Harrison, brother G. Clark Harrison and brother-in-law Randall Gordon. Memorial Services are at the Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 SR 72 (Clark Rd) Sarasota, FL 34241 on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 10:30 am. Sarasota National Cemetery request that masks be worn. Toale Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: The Air Force Aid Society at: afas.org; Roskamp Institute at: roskampinstitute.org.
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