Orville Charles Haire was born Feb. 26, 1911, in Rush, Pa., to Charles Haire and Mina Wilbur Haire. He died May 3, 2013, in North Port, Fla. at age of 102.
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Mr. Haire was married to Leona Margaret Kissel in 1937. They were married for 71 years.
Mr. Haire is survived by three daughters, Margaret Mina Varhus, Doris (Gary) Cummings and Bonnie Agnes Robbins (Larry, deceased); six grandchildren, Kristofor (Elizabeth) Varhus, Erik Varhus, Corrie Cummings, Casine Cummings, Travis (Michelle) Robbins, Lianne Robbins; five great-grandchildren, Wilson Varhus, Erik James Varhus, Morgan Cummings, Lily Robbins, Violet Robbins; and one sister-in-law, Harriet Haire; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Haire was preceded in death by his wife Leona, who died Aug. 9, 2008, at the age of 93; three brothers, Oliver (Jane), Emory (Martha), and Vernon; two sisters, Eula (Wright) Giffen and Venita (Vinette) Alderson.
After graduating from Rush High School in 1929, he worked several years at 1900 Washer Factory in Binghamton, N.Y. He then bought a dairy farm in Myersburg, Pa. While farming, he went to school at Penn State University to become an artificial inseminator of cows. While farming, he worked for the Northeastern Breeding Co-op Association as a field agent, besides being their bookkeeper. In 1957, he sold the farm, moved to Towanda, Pa., and became a partner of a used car business. After a few years, he bought his partner out and became a dealer for the American Motors Corporation in Towanda, Pa. He won many trips and awards for meeting company quotas. He retired in 1974 and moved to North Port, Fla.
Mr. Haire loved to play golf and had three holes-in-one. He also loved his computer. He bought his first computer in late 1970s. He had number of computers and enjoyed playing the stock market on them. He loved to read westerns. He reached the rank of The Rightfull Worship Grand Master in the Masons, of whom he was a member since Feb. 4, 1948. He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, Wysox, Pa. A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14, 2013, at the Camptown Cemetery. Pastor David Dewing from the Camptown Presbyterian Church will be presiding.
Published in Daily Review on Aug. 27, 2013