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Martin Lee Harris

Sept. 24, 1939 — Jan. 2, 2020

365体育官网Martin died on Jan. 2 with his wife, Ann, and his daughters, Mary and Megan, by his side. He was born in England to Gerald and Norah Harris and was the middle son of three brothers. He met Ann at London University and they celebrated their 53rd anniversary on his 80th birthday, Sept. 24, 2019.

365体育官网Martin and Ann came to the United States in 1968, and after working for Westinghouse and several small companies, Martin was accepted to the Stanford University School of Education. He received a master’s degree in 1972 and his Ph.D. in 1976. His career was spent working for the California Department of Education and teaching at Sacramento State, and UC Davis Extension. He was also the author of “Introduction to Data Processing” and was delighted when it was translated into Spanish.

365体育官网He is survived by his wife, Ann, his daughters Mary and Megan (Michael), his two grandchildren Madeleine and Matthew, his brother Andrew (Sue), and his (deceased) brother Peter’s family in New Mexico. No services are planned at this time. During his lifetime, Martin was an advocate for services to people with developmental disabilities and served on the board of Summer House Inc. His family knows that he would be delighted if his friends and colleagues continued this support, especially for Summer House Davis and cheering on the Special Olympics Team Davis.

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