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Tribute to Franco Harris

Although Franco Harris will always be known for the “Immaculate Reception,” the greatest play in NFL history, Holy Family Institute will remember him as a long-time friend and supporter. He was a Hall of Fame player who stopped by unannounced to make a donation at Christmas, attended Nazareth Prep high school’s graduation quietly and without fanfare, and always responded with “How can I help?” when called.

Most recently Franco Harris was the featured speaker at Holy Family Institute’s 30th Annual Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Courage House Award Luncheon. He was attentive to everyone who wanted to say hello, shake his hand, ask for an autograph, or share a personal story. Franco, with Dana at his side, gave his time, his strength, and his charity . Franco will be missed, but he will not be forgotten. His kindness and generosity will endure on our campus and in our hearts.

We offer deepest condolences to his wife Dana Dokmanovich and their son, Dok.