Leo A. Hare, 79

Leo Arnold Hare, 79, husband of Sharon J. (Crews) Hare, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at his home in Bechtelsville.

Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Norman A. Hare and Catherine Rose (McCarthy) Hare.

Leo served in the US Army Reserves for six years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 35 years. Leo retired from Lucent Technologies after 37 years of service. He was a previous member of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Abbottstown and a current member of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Bally.

Surviving along with his wife Sharon of 57 years, is his son Joseph A. Hare, husband of Barbara; daughter Jeanette Klingler; brother Harry S. Hare, husband of Sandi; sister-in-law Sandy Hare; grandchildren A.J. Hare, husband of Ashley, Patrick Smith, Fiancé of Sierra Brodbeck, Lindsey Smith, Amanda Brown, wife of Vincent; great grandchildren Riley and Blayden Brown; in-laws Kathleen Fava and J. Stephen Crews; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Norman A. Hare; sister-in-law Linda Hare; brother Charles A. Hare; and sister-in-law Mary Denise Ridings.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11:00AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church (610 Pine St, Bally, PA 19503) with Fr. Richard James officiating. A viewing will also be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 9:30-10:45AM at the church. The committal service and burial will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 11:00AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (6084 W Canal Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301) with Fr. Philip Burger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Leo’s name.

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I am so sorry. The suffering is over. Write when you can. Peace. Teri

~ Teri Egan
8/11/2022 10:45:46 AM

Sharon, Joe, and Jeanette, I am so sorry for your loss. I just read it in the Merchandiser. I have fond memories of times spent with your family in my high-school years. Leo loved his family, that's for certain. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you all!

7/17/2022 1:47:02 PM

Dear Sharon, I just heard of Lee's passing and I am so sorry. I tried to call you at the last number I had and they said it was disconnected. You are such a dear friend and it has been too long since we were able to be together. Please know that I care and am praying for all of you. Peace and all good, Anne

~ Anne Mulqueen
6/14/2022 7:15:28 PM

Dear Sharon, I'm so sorry for the loss of Leo, I know we prayed for a long time for him. God Bless you and your family. I never met Leo but know him through our prayers together at Adoration.

6/14/2022 12:59:34 PM

Pop you are truly missed the lessons you taught me growing up I will never forget. You are and always will be a great man. I miss you.

~ Patrick Smith
6/11/2022 2:15:42 PM

I met Leo through his wonderful wife Sharon. He was a member of the KofC with my husband. He was such a kind gentle man who really loved the Lord. God is always waiting for people like him. Prayers for his family.

~ Syndia Helmers
6/11/2022 1:47:39 PM

God has a place for him.

~ Patrick T. Eves
6/11/2022 7:52:00 AM

Leo the lessons you taught me these last few months are invaluable... You lived your life with dignity and grace to the very end. I will miss you dear man...

~ Diane Anderson
6/10/2022 8:13:54 AM

It has been our honor to know you in our lives. You where such a gentle soul and we didn’t spend a hole lot of time around each other but the times spent with lots of laughter and your kindness always came through and made me feel pretty darn good. Always asking how I was doing. I will always remember your smiling face Leo and you will be missed allot. Sincerely Russ and Elaine.

~ Elaine Bechtelsville, Pa
6/9/2022 9:26:23 PM