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Dr. Michael Harris
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  • American Cancer Society - SC
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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“So sorry to hear of his passing. I always enjoyed our yearly appointments. I thought he was just retiring - ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Leslie Larson - MONTCLAIR, NJ

“I worked for Dr. Harris for 4 years and had great respect for him. He was generous and compassionate. You could count on him for a joke, story or...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Lydia Sullivan - Tamaqua, PA

“My family and I were so sadden to hear about the loss of Dr. Harris. My father was a one of Dr. Harris' first patient in the Livingston office. I...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Maria Morreale - Springfield, NJ

“To Gail and Family:I was shocked and saddened to hear the news. I have been a patient of Dr. Harris' for about 30 yrs. (along with my mother and...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Joan Bartello - Franklin Lakes, NJ

“We just read about the passing of Dr. Harris. He was our family doctor for so many years. He operated on my eyes and I'll never forget crying and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Mitnick - Livingston, NJ

“We just heard of the passing of Dr. Harris. We were patients at his practice for many years. He took great care and had much compassion for my ...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: RONNNA GRUSKIN - East Hanover, NJ

“My condolences to Dr. Harris family. He was a kind and thoughtful man and a wonderful physician who took excellent care of me (and later my family)...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa D. Taylor - Essex Fells, NJ

“Dear family of Dr. Harris,I was fortunate to be a colleague of his for the past 18 years. He was caring and knowledgeable and always took my...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Dr. Harris, please accept my sincerest condolences. I was shocked and incredibly saddened when learning the news of his passing. I...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Debra DePugh - Denville, NJ

“Condolences to Dr Harris's family and friends. I was a a patient for over 35 yrs. My husband and I have fond memories of talking a little golf during...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Woodruff - Morris Plains, NJ

“In 1993, Dr. Harris salvaged most of the vision in my right eye with a timely emergency surgical procedure. He was so calm while I was so distressed....Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Sherry Ross - Randolph, NJ


12 of 21 | Posted by: John and Ann Van DerBas - SC

“I was shocked to hear of the passing of Dr. Harris. We used to talk about retirement. Dr. Harris was a fantastic doctor who treated you with great...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Pettigrew - Hillside, NJ

“To the Family of Dr Harris, It is with the deepest Sadness and respect that we send our condolences to you, We are shocked at the news we received...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: John and Ann Van DerBas - SC

“We were saddened to hear of Dr. Harris' passing. He took such great care of our son Greg, who was born with a rare vision condition. Dr. Harris...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Laura Lesniaik - Clark, NJ

“i am so sorry to hear about this. he was my friend and colleague for over 30 years. i am shocked by this and send my love and support to all of the...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: nancy simpkins - WEST ORANGE, NJ

“Deepest condolences to all Mike's family.We have been patients and friends for many years. Rest in peace.Paul Leonardo and family ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepist condolences to all Mike's family.We have been patients for many years as Well as friends ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to all Mike's family.I was a patient for more years than I can remember And also considered Mike a friend. Rest in peace. Dan Franchino ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dr Michael Harris. I was a patient of his since I was about 2 years old. He was...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Brooke Robinson - Ocean, NJ

“My husband and I were patients of Dr. Michael Harris for close to 30 years. He was a highly skilled doctor; caring, patient and always pleasant. He...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Madelyn and Peter Longo - NJ


Dr. Michael Harris, 75, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Green Brook, New Jersey and husband of Gail passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Michael's Life will be held at a later date in New Jersey.

Born August 1,1944 in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late David Hershkowitz and the late Elaine Tessler Hershkowitz. A graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, he went on to SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. To escape the brutal winters in Syracuse, Mike wanted to go "as far South of the Mason Dixon line as possible" and did a year of general medicine at Jackson Memorial, in Miami, FL. While trying to decide which Medical path he wanted to take he was drafted and served in the Marine's as a Medical Officer. During his two years of service he discovered his passion for Ophthalmology. He did his Residency at Albert Einstein Hospital in New York and opened his own practice in Livingston, New Jersey, serving the community for 43 years. His three favorite "G's" were Gaily, Golf and Guitar, in that order. He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Gail Harris of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three sons, Kenneth Harris and wife Meka of Holmdel, NJ, Richard Harris of Boston, MA and Trevor Beston of Danbury, CT; granddaughter Carly and two grandsons Ryan and Jake; Father-in-law Bob O'Brien and wife Joan of Englewood, FL; sister-"wife"-in-law Debbie Anderson and Stan Lushinsky of East Stroudsurg, PA; two brothers-in-law, Kevin O'Brien and wife Shelley of Apex, NC and Bob O'Brien and wife Emily of Morris Plains, NJ along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC, 29406.