James G. Hare, 51, of Milton, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his home surrounded by his wife and three children after a brief battle with cancer
He was born Sept. 13, 1965, in Falls Church, Va., a son of Charles "Dick" Hare, of Ohio, and the late Carol (Hockenbrocht) Hare. He was married to the former Melinda Fetzer and his death breaks a marital union of 22 years.
Jim attended Shikellamy schools and was the owner of Dairy Feed Solutions in Milton. He enjoyed his profession, which was a dream since the age of 4, being a truck driver. He was excited every time he got in the truck, turned on the music, and began another adventure.
He was an active member of the Buffalo Mennonite Church, the Americus Hose Company in Sunbury, and Milton Little League.
His favorite pastimes included coaching softball, baseball and football, riding motorcycles, camping, traveling, Walmart dates with his wife, and especially spending time with friends and family and his trusty companion, Harley.
Jim was a positive influence to many. He encouraged everyone to find the best in themselves. Over the last year his passion to reach others grew immensely. Those he inspired gave him more satisfaction than anyone can imagine. During this battle, Jim's mantra was "Either way, I win."
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by three children, Samantha Hare and her fiancé Ryan Funk, Ashleigh Hare, and James Hare Jr., all of Milton; three brothers, Charles "Charlie" Hare Jr., of Ohio, Matthew Hare, of Sunbury, and Brennan "BJ" Rovenolt, of Milton; and one sister, Jamie Ross, of Sunbury.
Friends and relatives will be received from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Mennonite Church, 4445 Hoffa Mill Road, Lewisburg, followed by the funeral at 4, with his pastor, the Rev. Lester Dillard and Deacon Al Longenecker officiating.
Private burial in Buffalo Mennonite Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watsontown 5K, c/o Turbotville National Bank, 4710 Route 54, Turbotville, PA 17772. This organization, JesVic 5K, generously donated funds to aid in Jim's expenses.
The arrangements are under the care of the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton.
Condolences may be shared at www.shawfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published on June 19, 2017