Harris, John Harold Jr., M.D. “Jack” of Seminole, Florida, born October 16, 1925, passed away peacefully April 30, 2019, surrounded by his family. Jack was loved by all who knew him, his family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and many others. He was a devoted father and family man, and a dedicated radiologist. Following a successful private practice in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jack transitioned to academia and pursued academic radiology in Michigan, Houston, and Phoenix. In 1988, he helped create the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER). He served as President of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Chairman of its Board of Chancellors and received the prestigious ACR Gold Medal award in 2001. His influence in the field of radiology reverberates today, having published numerous books and peer-reviewed articles, and lecturing internationally.
Jack was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Cathy Connell Harris. He is survived by his sons, John H. III (Mary) and Robert D. (Judith); four grandchildren, Chelsea, Benjamin, Connor and Emily, and a great grandson, Silas. He was a proud WWII veteran of the European campaign. Jack was a devoted member of Methodist churches most of his life, most recently at Anona United Methodist Church of Largo, FL. He enjoyed travel, skiing, scuba diving, tennis, photography, and singing with church choirs, including as a solo tenor.
Services will be held at Anona United Methodist Church in Largo, FL on Friday, May 17 at 3 pm, followed by a celebration of life at 4 pm. Friends and family are invited to join in honoring this incredible man and his wonderful life.