2013-08-29 / Obituaries

Orville Charles Haire

May 3, 2013

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, Florida at the age of 102.

Mr. Haire was married to Leona Margaret Kissel in 1937. They were married for 71 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Margaret Mina Varhus, Doris Cummings (Gary) and Bonnie Agnes Robbins (Larry, deceased); six grandchildren, Kristofor Varhus (Elizabeth), Erik Varhus, Corrie Cummings, Casine Cummings, Travis Robbins (Michelle) and Lianne Robbins; five greatgrandchildren, Wilson Varhus, Erik James Varhus, Morgan Cummings, Lily Robbins and Violet Robbins; one sister-in-law, Harriet Haire, 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, NY. 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 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. He won many trips and awards for meeting company quotas. He retired in 1974 and moved to North Port, Florida.

Mr. Haire loved to play golf and had three holes in one. He also loved his computer. He bought his first computer in the late 1970s. He had a number of computers and enjoyed playing the stock market on them.

He loved to read westerns. He joined the Masons on Feb. 4, 1948, and attained the rank of The Right Full Worship Grand Master.

He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church.

A committal service will be held at the Camptown Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14. Pastor David Dewing from the Camptown Presbyterian Church will be presiding.

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