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Arthur Eymann Harms Jr.
Feb. 12, 1972 - July 16, 2010
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Arthur Eymann Harms Jr., 38, known as “Skip” to long-time friends and family, was a warm and giving son, husband, father and friend. He was born in Lodi, Cal., in 1972. He grew up an active child exploring his world with his hands and mind. With Art, no one’s things were safe from reverse engineering. Art attended local Manteca schools graduating from Manteca High in 1991. He moved to Arizona for five years to attend DeVry and then returned to California to start his career in San Jose at Business Objects Inc. Then about a year later shifted gears to Redwood City where he worked for Net Objects Inc. for a few years. After some convincing he joined Seven Networks, also in Redwood City, as a technical support minion. Art remained there for nine years until his passing.

Art met his wife-to-be in summer school 1990. After a six year courtship on June 8, 1996 married Joanne Miller and remained faithful in vows till his passing. Fourteen years of marriage and almost twenty years of loving companionship produced a son, Arthur Eymann James Harms. Born February 1, 2006, eleven days short of his father’s birthday. Art was a loving father and could not wait for his son to follow in his footsteps. Whether it was computers, cars, flying, gardening, fabrication or music, Art wanted to see his son become a positive presence in the community.

Art had a personality that comforted and remained honest no matter how painful and true his observations were. He was creative, never accepting things as finished, there was always room for improvement. He had an impact on everyone he touched and loved sharing information. His passing is felt world wide as he interacted with business partners all over the globe. As tough as times could get Art loved life.

Art’s last months were difficult due to health conditions. Yet through a full work schedule, doctor’s appointments and family life he never complained or stopped dreaming of the future and what it held. Art would want those who knew him to do the same.

He is survived by his wife Joanne C. Harms; his son, Arthur Eymann James Harms; mother Augusta H. Harms; father- and mother-in-law James and Catherine Miller; half-brothers Paul and Larry Harms; brother-in-law Andrew Miller; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur E. Harms Sr.; maternal grandparents Kenneth R. and Evelyn C. Zeiller; grandfather-in-law Friederick C. Aufforth.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library Park, 320 W. Center St., Manteca, Cal. 95336.

Anyone wishing to help by way of donations can do so by making a donation to: The Arthur Harms Memorial Fund located at Bank of the West. All donations will strictly be used for medical bills and college/educational needs for his four-year-old son. Please ask for: Christina S. Vasquez, Financial Services Office Manteca Branch, 150 Commerce Ave., Manteca, CA 95336; phone (209) 823-2136; fax (209) 239-2981.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, July 31, 2010