Harrison (Harry) Boller Sr. was born Friday, August 29, 1952, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the late Alice Ernestine (Boyd) Boller and Charles William Boller, departed this life Thursday, May 25, 2023. His early education began in Philadelphia until 1959 when at the age of seven, his family moved to Virginia to care for his grandmother Ruth Pine Boyd.
In ninth grade, he attended Criser High School, an all black school in Front Royal, Virginia. Then segregation was outlawed and his high school closed. He completed tenth grade at warren County High School.
He didn't care for the new educational system in Virginia, so he moved back to Philadelphia in 1968, where he completed his education at Southern High School in 1970. while in high school he held several jobs, including at Graduate Hospital, where he served as a transporter and worked at Da Vinci's Restaurant as a server. He was determined and purposeful. He always had a plan for his life.
Upon graduation from high school, he entered the Air Force. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1070-1981. While in the Air Force, he completed many courses, which included becoming a Dental Specialist, an administrative specialist and an Air Traffic Control Technician. In 1982 he graduated from southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education and began his career at the Federal Aviation administration. He worked in Atlantic City, John F. Kennedy, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Philadelphia International Airports.
In 1976, he married Cynthia (Simmons) Waliyyuddin and to that union was born his son, Harrison Boller Jr. He later married Celeste Jones, and to that union was born his daughter, Tiffany Celeste Boller. He encouraged his children to get a good education, always to strive to live an enjoyable life and be able to rule the World; well, he encouraged them to define success on their terms.
He was an avid sports enthusiast and loved the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers and the Phillies. His hobbies included collecting, building and playing with trains, planes and automobiles. He enjoyed meeting his friends on Friday nights at his local hang-out. There, everyone knew his name. Harrison also enjoyed spending time with family, whether he was showing off his latest cars or collectibles to them or spending time with family, whether he was showing off his latest cars or collectibles to them or spending time at the annual family reunion in Front Royal, VA, backyard barbeques or even just hanging out at the Franklin D. Roosevelt park in Philadelphia, PA; Harrison just enjoyed being around family.
He leaves to cherish his memories and carry on his legacy, his son Harrison boller Jr., daughter-in-law kalena Boller and his late grandson Korban of Hapeville, GA. His daughter, Tiffany Celeste Boller, of Marietta, GA. His siblings Charles "Buster" Boller, sister-in-law Sandra Boller, Jeanie Boller, Angela "Annie" Murphy and brother -in-law Franklin Murphy. His nieces, roxanne King, Akiba Boller and Amber Murphy, niece/goddaughter. His nephews, Juan "Voo" Johnson (deceased), Dawson Idris Boller, Ryan Murphy and his godson, Elijah Rivera. He leaves his eight great-nephews, one great-great nephew, one great-great niece and a host of cousins and friends.