Jack R. Haver, 83, formerly of Moosic Lakes, died peacefully on August 21, 2014, in Ellicott City, Md. He was born on August 15, 1931, in Plainfield, N.J., son of the late Jack and Lillian (Abrahamson) Haver.
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Mr. Haver graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he was an active fraternity member and sports journalist. He proudly served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mr. Haver was a former owner of Eureka Security Printing Company, Jessup, Pa., producing S&H green stamps and scratch lottery tickets. He was a saxophonist and performed in the Abington Players production of "Desperate Hours" and was a member Elmhurst County Club.
He is survived by his three children, Scott Haver, Scranton; Elizabeth and husband, Todd Rice, Auburn, Mass.; Geoffrey Haver and wife, Antoinette, Ellicott City, Md.; and his beloved grandchildren, John Rice, Stephen Rice, Olivia Haver Houck, Mark Haver, Rosemary Culkin; great-grandchild, Aidan Rice; and stepdaughter, Jacqueline (Aten) and husband, Greg Castleman, Millersville, Pa. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Douglas Somerville; and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth H. Somerville; wife, Diane (Aten) Haver; and was previously married to Margaret C. Haver, also deceased.
A private family gathering will be held at a future date to honor Jack's life.
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 31, 2014