J. Michael Harrison Sunday, December 24, 1944 - Saturday, May 20, 2017
J. Michael Harrison passed away at home on May 20, 2017. He was born in Nebraska and grew up in South Dakota. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1966 and the University of Michigan Law School in 1970. He served as an administrative Law Judge for New York State for the majority of his career and retired in December, 2005. His empathy, humor and generositiy made a lasting impression in many lives. He was a talented musician, lover of arts, and a passionate advocate for environmental, socio-economic and animal rights and preservation. He also loved spending time with his adoring family.
J. Michael lives through his wife, Betty Harrison; his son, J. Ryan Harrison; his daughter, Xoxenia Harris; his sister, Judith Harrison; his stepdaughter, Sharon Christenson; and his grandchildren, Detrevien, Robert, Sean and Leah. He was predeceased by his brother, David Harrison and stepson, Richard Harrison.
Calling from 5-7 pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Services will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Delmar on Friday at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be considered to either Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Justice, or the American Heart Association.