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Harry H Mix

July 23, 1928 April 7, 2022
Harry H Mix
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Obituary for Harry H Mix

Dr. Harry H. Mix passed away on April 7, 2022 at the age of 93. A beloved educator, family member, and friend, Harry will be missed by many.

The son of Abraham and Lena Mix, and the brother of the late Sol Mix, Harry was born on July 23, 1928 in Newark, New Jersey. Harry worked at a jewelry store to put himself through college, and ultimately graduated from Seton Hall University. He continued his studies and later obtained a Master’s Degree from NYU and an Ed.D in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

In 1951, Harry was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. While he never saw combat – to his great relief – it was through his best army friend that he met Phyllis (née Morrison), who he married in 1953. Harry and Phyllis moved to Port Chester, New York in 1954, where they raised two children and have lived to the present day.

Harry’s professional passion was education. He began his career in 1954 in Port Chester as a Junior High School English and History teacher, and soon worked his way up to become the Principal of Washington School in 1960. His success continued as he became the Assistant Superintendent of the Port Chester School District in 1964, and was later promoted to Superintendent of Schools in 1976. He retired as Superintendent in 1991, but remained active in the education field, working as an educational testing consultant and continuing to teach at the college level until 1998. Hard-working and progressive, Harry inspired generations of students and teachers in Port Chester.

Harry was filled with joie de vivre and was a true polymath. He loved holding court about various subjects such as sports, entertainment, politics, and the issues of the day. His baseball fandom was a particularly significant part of his personality. He liked to recount how as a young man, he obtained a tryout with the minor-league Newark Bears, but ultimately was convinced not to attend by his mother. Undeterred, he remained a baseball fanatic his entire life. He originally was a fan of the New York (baseball) Giants, but when they moved to San Francisco, Harry became a diehard fan of the nascent New York Mets after they came into existence in 1962. Even in the days leading up to his passing, Harry was combing the internet for Mets rumors.

Harry is survived by his wife Phyllis Mix; his son Larry Mix and daughter Susan Hopkins; his grandchildren Michael Mix, Rachel Hopkins, Jason Mix, and Danny Hopkins; and his great-granddaughter Nora Mix.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Harry’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

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2:00 PM 4/10/2022 2:00:00 PM
Glenville/Riversville Cemetery

Memory Lane
Glenville, CT

Glenville/Riversville Cemetery
Memory Lane Glenville CT
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