A photo of Jan Harrison

Jan Harrison

In the early morning hours of Friday, June 25, 2021, we lost our beloved husband and father, Jan Harrison.

Jan was born in Scranton, PA to Janet and John Harrison. He moved to Wilmington, DE at a young age. He was a graduate of DelCastle Technical High School. During his younger years, Jan was very active in the Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout badge.

During high school, Jan worked at Charcoal Pit where he met who would become the love of his live, Yvonne. They began dating after several years of flirting and being friends before realizing they were meant to be together. They married in November of 1977. Starting their life out together, Jan began his career with General Motors, where he would retire after 30 years as a Line Coordinator. 

Jan cherished the time he spent with his family, spending many summers with Yvonne and their son, Josh, at their timeshare in Myrtle Beach, SC. Jan and Yvonne also loved to travel to Las Vegas together to enjoy the shows and relax alongside the Bellagio pool.

One of the greatest joys of Jan’s life was spending time with his two grandchildren, carrying on the tradition of go carts and mini golf with them. He loved telling them about “his animals” and walking them through the woods and sharing stories of his beloved Golden Retriever, Sadie Girl.

Jan was preceded in death by his father, John Harrison. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Yvonne; son, Joshua (Jennifer); grandsons, Connor and Chance; mother, Janet; brother, Jay; nephew, Jay, Jr. (Anne-Marie); and great-nephews & niece, Brandon, Alyssa, Anthony, Frankie, and Jay. We will always cherish the memories and time we had with him.

Services and a Celebration of his life will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Jan’s love of animals to Renee’s Rescues, PO Box 1297, Hockessin, DE 19707 or online by clicking here.


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19 Condolences for Jan Harrison

  • Yvonne and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking and sending prayers to all at this sad time.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories and hold them dear. Jan will always be a part of you. Sending prayers to Yvonne, Josh, Jen and those special grandsons. Love, Margy

  • Josh, Jenn, Connor and Chance,

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God keep you strong and united through this tough time.


  • So very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and the family.

  • Dear Yvonne, Josh, Jenn, Connor and Chance,

    There are no words. We will miss Jan he was more than a friend and we will treasure all of the good times we had. He has left us too soon.

  • Yovnne, I am so, so sorry to hear the news of Jan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Stay strong my friend and cherish all the beautiful memories.

  • Yvonne & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Cherish your special memories and all the wonderful times you shared! Jan’s legacy lives on in those wonderful grandsons you love so much!

  • We were so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. He was such a sweet, warm, generous and funny guy and is gone much too soon. We have many happy memories of our time spent with you all over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Yvonne i worked with Jan right next to each other for many years we had alot of great memories Jan helped me with alot with our jobs and with family problems and I thank him for it Im so sorry for your loss and the family RIP JAN TILL WE MEET AGAIN 🙏❤

  • Dear Mrs. Harrison, Jay and Yvonne:
    I am very sad to hear of “Janny’s” passing. I still remember you and Mother (Phyllis) taking Jan and I to the first day of school at Krebs. We all grew up at such a wonderful time with so many memories of Glen Berne that have I have carried through the years. I can still hear you (Janet) calling “Jay Allen” and “Jan Steven” to dinner after we swam all day in our pool. Even though Jan is gone I will always have him in my heart. Love….Debbi

  • I’m very sad to hear about Jan’s passing. I knew him from the 70’s when we were teens. Please accept my prayers and sorrow for your family.

  • Yvonne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Yvonne, Josh and family, I just learned of Jan’s passing and I am hurting for you. May your memories together give you strength.

    Thinking of you.
    Love, Linda

  • Yvonne, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Yvonne, Josh, Jennifer, Connor, Chance & family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Jan’s passing. We are keeping in our prayers.
    Darcy and Roak

  • Yvonne and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

  • Yvonne & Family
    I was working in Glen Berne today & found out about Jan’s passing.
    Pat & I are sending our deepest sympathy to you. 💕

  • We were so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. We loved having you both as neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Alison and Bob Novak