April W. Harris

04/24/1955 - 03/17/2024


Obituary For April W. Harris

April Woods Harris, 68, of Danville PA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at her residence.

She was born on April 24, 1955, in Long Branch NJ, a daughter of the late Walter A. Woods and late June (Maier) Woods. April was raised in Monmouth County NJ and graduated from Middletown High School in 1973. She attended Lycoming College and graduated in 1978 with a degree in Business.

April was married to her husband of 45 years, Jan E. Harris, on July 8, 1978, at Navesink United Methodist Church, Middletown Township NJ.

April moved to Danville with her husband in 1979 and built a life centered on her growing family. Her life revolved around the activities of her sons, whether it was being a team mother for AYSO soccer teams, Cub Scout den leader, group leader at Camp Lavigne Cub Scout camp or serving as an elementary home room mother. April attended Trinity United Methodist Church and St Peter’s United Methodist Church and was involved in many church activities, including teaching vacation bible school, serving meals and working in the food bank.

April worked in retail and banking prior to starting her family and at Panera Bread in her later years.

In addition to her husband, April is survived by her five sons and their families: the Reverend Andrew (Megan) Burd-Harris, Middletown PA, Active Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel (Cindy) Harris, Woodbridge VA, Timothy (Emily) Harris, Danville PA, Jonathan (Chelsea) Harris, Sinking Springs PA, and Matthew (Chloe) Harris, Danville PA. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Emma Belle, Kate, Eliza, Alice, Owen and David, as well as a baby girl due in April.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Walter A. Woods, III.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Resource Center PO Box 439 Bloomsburg PA or online at www.nokillarc.org or to Geisinger Home Health and Hospice 73 Schoolhouse Road Danville PA 17821 or online at www.geisinger.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com

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  • 03/23/2024

    I'm thinking of all of you and so sorry for your loss. April was too young. She had fierce love and caring. We met when our young boys had hosp. appts. Years later, I enjoyed April's company at knitting circle. With all my sympathy, Cindy Stamey

  • 03/22/2024

    To April's family, please know Melvin and I are truly sadden to read of her way to soon passing. April took care of our daughter when my mother was very ill. She was a caring individual. Please accept our deepest sympathy of a life cut short to soon. May her memory sustain you all as you carry on without her physical presence. She would want it that way. Linda and Melvin Hill

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