Matthew Tyler Harris died suddenly on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at his residence in Garrison. He was 23, born in Mount Kisco on July 20, 1992, the son of Allan and Diane (Bogdan) Harris.
Harris attended the Garrison School and was a 2010 graduate of Haldane High School. He was a kind, gentle person who had a love of animals and nature. Harris possessed a natural ability on the tennis court and loved gaming. He was gifted in all aspects of technology and often helped friends and family with even the most complex networking challenges. Most importantly, he loved his family and especially enjoyed time with his young cousins, who admired him as their gentle hero.
In addition to his parents, Harris is survived by his maternal grandmother, Helen Bogdan of Hastings on Hudson; his paternal grandparents, Claire and Irving Harris of Scarsdale; and one brother, Aaron Harris of Garrison. Fond memories will also be carried in the hearts of several aunts, uncles and cousins, all devastated by his passing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St. in Cold Spring. A private cremation will follow at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott and Pine streets (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harris’ name have been asked to St. Christopher’s Inn, Graymoor, 21 Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524.