GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

September 14, 2013

James Theodore Harries, Jr.


Danvers — James Theodore Harries, Jr., Ph.D. of Gloucester, Mass., passed away on Dec. 18, 2012. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 25, 1930, the son of the late James Theodore Harries Sr. and Lula Willer Harries, brother of the late Gwendolyn Harries, and husband of 33 years of the late Karen Louise Davies. He will be missed by his 2nd wife, Roswitha Huntley; stepson, Walter Billings, wife, Della Sue; and grandson, Jack; his stepdaughter, Christine; and grandson, Dakota; and his brother-in-law, John Davies, wife, Lorna; and niece, Christina.

Dr. Harries completed his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in 1970, a graduate fellowship in clinical psychology at Syracuse U., and his internship at Mercy Hospital. As Director of Ed. Psychology at BU, he became adjunct Professor at Northeastern U. He lectured in the U.S. and Canada and was the author of scholarly articles. Dr. Harries was resident professor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and adjunct Professor in Germany. At Development Associates, Inc. of Boston and Brookline he maintained a consultant practice for over 25 years. His research focus at Syracuse and Boston U. was the pathology of anxiety.

As an artist, Dr. Harries graduated from the Art Institute of Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art School, and the University of Buffalo with a B.F.A. degree, and was a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. Dr. Harries served in the U.S. Navy after WWII, and worked as a technical illustrator and editor of military reports for Bell Aircraft and Cornell Aeronautical Engineering Co.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 11 a.m. at the Annisquam Village Church, 280 Washington St., Gloucester, Mass.