John Richard HareSeptember 21, 1931 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 86)
DUNKIRK – John Richard Hare, 86, Dunkirk, died Thursday January 11, 2018 at home. Born in Dunkirk on Sept. 21, 1931, he was the son of Harry Carl Hare and Josephine Elizabeth (Goodman) Hare. John was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 227, Dunkirk, where he was Past Commander, Past 5th District Commander, and Past Northern Vice Commander. He also belonged to 40&8, VFW, and Dunkirk Moose Lodge. John was married to Alice Marie (Finch) Hare until her death in 1982. John retired from Ball Foster (now Ardagh), Dunkirk, after working there many years.
Survivors include his daughters: Yolanda Hare and Jill Goetz, both of Dunkirk; three grandchildren: Zackary Hare, Caleb Hare (companion: Jennifer), and Luke Goetz (companion: Courtney); four great-grandchildren: Destiny, Gavin, Corbin, and Paisleigh; also surviving is his companion: Janet Botts, Dunkirk.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice; two sons: John Richard Hare II and Jeffrey Craig Hare, and three brothers: Donald Hare, Terry Hare, and Harry “Porky” Hare.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Meacham Funeral Service with burial following at Center Cemetery, west of Portland.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to American Legion Post 227 in Dunkirk.