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Gary Lee Hare
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Birth: 1953
Death: Apr. 16, 1967

Requiem Mass for Gary Lee Hare of 1226 Rolleston St., who was killed Sunday when struck by a train in South Harrisburg, will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Charles A. Procopio. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 3501 Derry St. today after 7p.m. Recitation of the Rosery will be at 8 p.m.

He was an 8th grade pupil in Edison Junior High School, a member of the Boys' Club of Harrisburg and played baseball in the midget league. The coaches will serve as pallbearers and the members of the team as honorary pallbearers.

Also surviving are three brothers, David and Gregory, both at home and Carl, serving with the Marines at El Torro, Calif.; three sisters, Carol Ann, Georgetta and Harriet, all at home; his paternal grandfather, George W. Hare, Sr. of Harrisburg and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Arminda Santoni of Rutherford Heights.

[Patriot News - April 18, 1967]

2 Boys Die Here Under PRR Train

Two boys were killed yesterday after apparently being trapped between two trains moving in opposite directions on the Pennsylvania Railroad's main line.

A third boy was hospitalized with injuries suffered in the mishap. He was listed in satisfactory condition.

The victims were identified as Robb A. Barbush, of Hall Manor and Gary Lee Hare, of Rolleston St.

The trio reportedly had been fishing with a group of youngsters at the confluence of Spring Creek and the Susquehanna River, near Cameron and Elliott Streets, shortly before the accident around 3 p.m.

Witnesses said the boys were along the second track east of the river as a north bound freight train was passing, heading toward the Harrisburg yards.

Investigators were told one had "hopped" a ride on a coal car.

Apparently they weren't aware that a passenger train was coming in the opposite direction at the time.

It is believed that the victims attempted to cross the track ahead of the passenger train but misjudged its speed and were thrown beneath the wheels, officials said.

A PRR spokesman said there were 118 empty coal cars on the freight train, which would be moving slowly through the area as it prepared to terminate its run.

The ten car passenger train, however, could have reached a speed of 60 to 70 miles an hour after pulling out of the PRR station here, the spokesman reported.

Railroad officials said the engineer was notified of the accident by radio and the train was stopped at Parkesburg for inspection.

Dr. Thomas J. Fritchey, Dauphin County coroner, pronounced the Barbush and Hare youngsters dead at the scene.

The Barbush boy was the oldest of four children of Mrs. Sharon P. Barbush. He was a 4th grade student at Foose Elementery School.

The older boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Hare and was an 8th grade pupil at Edison Junior High School. There are six other children in the family.

Their bodies were taken to Harrisburg Hospital by ambulance where identification was made by members of the family.

PRR and city police conducted the investigation.

[Patriot News - April 17, 1967]

Family links: 
  Harry H. Hare (1924 - 1975)
  Eva S. Hare (1924 - 1993)
  Georgetta E. Hare Hartman (1949 - 2013)*
  Gary Lee Hare (1953 - 1967)
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Brenda & Pete
Record added: May 06, 2012
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Gary Lee Hare
Added by: Brenda & Pete
Gary Lee Hare
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Gary Lee Hare
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In memory of a childhood friend. Rest in peace Gary.
- Pete & Brenda Kohr
 Added: May. 6, 2012

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