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Albert W. "Terry" Harris

November 4, 1950 — February 12, 2021

Albert "Terry" W. Harris, 70, of Hinesburg, died at home, on February 12, 2021 with his family by his side. Terry was born on November 4, 1950 in Wilmington, Delaware to Charles and Dorothy (Ziegler) Harris. In 1978 he married the love of his life, and partner in adventure, Mary Beth Sylvester on Mt. Philo in Charlotte, Vermont and together they had two children.

Albert attended Phillips-Andover Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts, George Washington University in Washington, DC and Vermont Technical College. Where he became licensed as a land surveyor. He worked as a surveyor for the University of Vermont, Knight Consulting Engineers, and the US Forest Service, but most people knew him for his own practice of surveying, focusing especially on land dispute evaluation.
Those who knew Terry, knew of his passion for the outdoors with his wife. With his wife, he hiked in the Great American West, Alaska, Europe, New Zealand, the Himalayas, and South America, and completed the Adirondack 46ers. As an avid canoeist, he enjoyed the many trips in New England and throughout Canada. He completed 10 Adirondack Canoe Classic 90 mile races. His greatest passion, however, was Alpine skiing, especially at Mad River Glenn ski area. He enjoyed sharing these outdoor adventures with his wife, his children, his beloved grandson Elijah, and his friends.

But mostly Terry loved and enjoyed his family, immediate and extended. We will all miss him very much.

In addition to his wife of 43 years, he is survived by: his children Blake Charles Harris of Hinesburg and Julia Harris of Essex Junction; three grandchildren, Elijah Aguier, Romeo Brown, and Rikko Brown; his siblings Chuck Harris of Idaho, Wendy Silverstein and her husband Allen, of Florida, and Pam Greff and her husband Greg of New Mexico, his nieces and nephews, David Kramer, Jason Kramer and his wife Tessa Raum, Atara Goldshtein and her husband Amir, and their daughter Galit, and Hannah Silverstein. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Kathleen Harris.

A burial service will take place in the Adirondacks in the summer. Donations in Terry's memory may be made to the Hinseburg Recreation Department, 10632 VT-116, Hinesburg, VT 05461.
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