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Peter E. Hare

February 12, 2016

Peter HarePeter E. Hare, 66, Richards Dr., Watertown passed away Friday evening, February 12, 2016, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their comfort and care during Peter's stay.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Thursday, February 18, from 4 - 6PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church on Friday, February 19, at 10AM with Rev. Donald Robinson presiding and burial will be at the convenience of the family in Glenwood Cemetery.

Peter was born in Watertown on May 4, 1949, son of Richard O. and Mary Fields Hare. He was a 1967 graduate of Watertown High School, 1970 from Jefferson Community College and 1972 from SUNY Oswego. He received his Masters in Education in 1980 from SUNY Oswego and had numerous insurance designations including a CLU.

A marriage to Karen Hutzler ended in divorce. On August 7, 1999 he married Rosemarie Symonds Osborne at St. Patrick's Church. He taught briefly at Sackets Harbor Central School from 1977 - 1979. He then became involved in the insurance industry, working over 20 years with various brokerages, including Prudential Insurance. Peter was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of its Men's Mount Carmel Society. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 496. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, golf and watching sports, especially baseball and football.

Besides his wife, Rosemarie, Peter is survived by his five siblings, Richard and Cindi Hare, Rochester, James and Linda Hare, Cape Vincent, Paul Hare, N. Greece, Ellen and Hiyer Gilbran, CA, and Greg and Sheila Hare, GA; two stepchildren, Douglas E. Osborne, Jr. and Roseanne Marie Osborne, both of Watertown; his aunt, Patricia Hare, Sackets Harbor and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Donations in his name may be made to the Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., JCC Relay for Life, Attn. Rachael Riordan, 1220 Coffeen St., or SPCA of Jefferson County, 25056 Water St., all in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Peter's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#27 Sue Daymont 2017-02-12 16:21
Many prayers to the family. Pete, Thanks for the memories we had back in the WHS days.
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#26 Williams Family 2016-03-11 15:05
Condolences to the Hare family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
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#25 Ellie Minnick 2016-02-19 11:56

I was so sorry to learn of this. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

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#24 bruce a macdonald 2016-02-18 08:46
so sad to here of peters passing RIP my friend
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#23 John Eldridge 2016-02-17 21:22
Rutland St, Whiffle ball in your yard. Riding bikes and playing with Streak. Baseball in Mr. Barkers yard, riding on the running boards of his truck. Sundays at the beach with our parents. Your Dad's baked beans.
Your mother driving us up to the park to swim. Little League and touch football in the street. Some of the best parts of my life. Good times and great friends.
Rest in peace my friend! God Bless you and God Bless your family.
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#22 Becky&Terry 2016-02-17 08:41
Richard,Cindi and the Hare Family,So sorry for your loss.
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#21 Mike Jeziorski 2016-02-16 13:41
Rose and Hare Family -
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Pete was a great guy and a very good friend and I'll always remember the good times we had together. Pete, old buddy I'll do a plate of wings on a Friday night in your honor and memory.
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#20 Carl Schreckengost 2016-02-16 12:20
Very sorry for your loss. I had Pete as a student teacher and insurance agent while at Prudential .
Pete has no replacement as he was such a great person. Carl
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#19 Ed and Nancy Parker 2016-02-15 18:03
Rose, Our prayers our with you. I worked with Pete for many years at Prudential and have lots of memories of Pete.
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#18 Tony Sylvester 2016-02-15 15:35
Looking back to earlier times brings a smile when I think of you during our time at WHS and a slight tear when remembering times gone forever. Please rest in peace. A friend from the old days.
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