TROY - William Robert Hare, 88, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on July 9, 1924, in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Roy A. and Edith (Yearsley) Hare. His wife of 64 years of marriage, Marcella (Groff) Hare, survives.
He also is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Patricia Hare of Manchester, Tom and Sandy Hare of Troy, Leonard Hare of Troy, and Dixie Hare of Piqua; 10 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Hare and Robert William Hare; brother, James Hare; and sister, Mary Hare.
He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1942.
He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran; a member of the American Legion; and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy.
In 1982, after 24 years of service, William retired from DP&L as a service repairman.
He loved woodworking.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, with Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating.
Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, with VFW Memorial Honor Guard at the graveside.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church Soup Kitchen, 409 E. Main St., Troy, OH 45373, or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com.
Baird Funeral Home
555 N. Market St.
Troy, OH 45373