Maurice J. Harkins (Maury) passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home in Palm Springs, CA. He was 91 years old. Born in Bristol, PA, son of the late Daniel and Marie (Lake) Harkins, he was raised in Bristol Borough and has been a resident of California for the past 55 years. Maury attended St Mark School and was a graduate of Bristol High School, Class of 1948. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and a graduate of the University of Miami. He worked for Transamerica Insurance for many years in San Francisco, CA prior to his retirement in the 90s.
Predeceased by his partner, Dr. Wallace Bilyeu, and his brothers and sisters, Peter J. Harkins, Elizabeth M. Genco, Mary E. Shores, Margaret Barner, Daniel J. Harkins, and nephews Danny and Kevin Harkins.
He is survived by his six nieces and a nephew, Marie M. Crossan, Jerry Barner, Elizabeth R. Genco, Marilou Scenna, Deborah Stallone, Barbara Kotkiewicz, and Maureen Harkins. Also his brother-in-law, Jerry Barner, and many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
Maury will be dearly missed by the many friends he had in Palm Springs and San Francisco, CA. Especially Kenneth Fontenot, Harry Walker, Bill Verdell, and Donald C. Beilke.
Maury loved his family, friends, warm weather, a glass of wine, and his Friday night dinners with his Palm Springs friends. But most of all he loved God and his church.