Preston (P.G.) Harris died suddenly Tuesday evening, Oct. 2 at his home in Chilmark. He was 68. He was born in Stamford, Conn. and raised on Martha’s Vineyard.

He was predeceased by his brother Dickie; his mother Louise; and his father Sydney. He leaves his wife Aihua Sun Harris and their son Yongda of Boston; his sister Tracy Harris Stillman of South Weymouth; his brother Kendall Harris of Chilmark and two nieces and a nephew.

He attended Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and received a BA from UMass Amherst. He was manager of the charter division of Peter Pan Bus Lines. He was the general partner of the Great Rock Bight Partnership. A gentle friend to all, he was the center of his family and the tireless, loving caretaker of the beautiful family property on Chilmark’s North Shore.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701

Arrangements are by Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. Please visit for online guest book and information.