Willard "Waxie" Harrison of Binghamton passed away Saturday February 21, 2015 in his home surrounded by loved ones. He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Loyd and Edgar Harrison; his son, Robert W.; and daughter, Elizabeth Ann Peugh. Willard is survived by his wife of 73 wonderful years, Margaret I. Johnson; his daughter, M. Ingrid Croisant (James); grandchildren, Craig (Stephanie) Matheny, Charlestown S.C., Heather (Paul) Bright, Houston Texas, Commander Holly Harrison USCG, Joshua (Erica) Harrison, Reston VA, Ingrid (Michael) Rogers, Vestal, Amy (Salvatore) Paolini, Endicott and Megan Croisant, Chenango Forks; his sister, Edna (Everett) DeSombre, Dallas PA; life-long friend, Paul Connelly, Bath, PA; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Born March 25, 1918 in Plymouth PA, Willard grew up with his neighborhood gang of friends, many of whom he stayed life-long friends with, and shared stories of his adventures with everyone he met. Willard met Margaret, the love of his life, while working at the Picnic Grounds at Harvey's Lake, PA and throughout his years remained a devoted, loving source of strength and comfort to his family. He will forever be remembered for his strong work ethic, his positive attitude and his cheerful demeanor. No matter where he traveled he always ran into old friends and made several new ones along the way. Willard's family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers, Cynthia, Gayle, and Kareen, as well as Dr. Boyle and her nurse, Alice for their devoted and compassionate care. Friends may call at Chenango Bridge United Methodist Church Friday at 10 am. Service will follow at 11 am. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make a memorial donation to the Shriners Hospital for Children at 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114 Attn: Development.