Richard Hare Obituary, Death Cause – Richard Alan Hare, age 79, of Lake Placid, New York, passed away without suffering in the wee hours of the morning on April 20, 2023, surrounded by the people who loved him. His parents, Clearance and Violet (Bruce) Hare, welcomed him into the world on April 25, 1943 in Lake Placid, New York. He was a member of the graduating class of 1963 from Lake Placid High School. Richard was a grave digger and locksmith by trade, and he spent many years employed by the Town of North Elba in both capacities. He was a participant in the SAL Post 326 activities that took place at Lake Placid, New York.
Richard cherished the time he got to spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as the time he got to spend with his longtime caregiver, Ashley Barber, and her family. He was an outdoorsman who liked fishing, hunting, camping, and especially watching birds. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing with, and fixing, various electronic devices. He would frequently go to the neighborhood diners to enjoy a cup of coffee and some stimulating chat. In addition to that, he was frequently observed driving down Bikini Boulevard in his power chair. He was the type of person who would go out of his way to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it, and as a result, he enjoyed a very rich and fulfilling life.
Richard is survived by his son Matthew Hare and his spouse from Massena, as well as by his daughter Christine (Hare) Strack and her husband William Strack from Ellenburg Depot. His six grandkids include Faith Hare, Noah Hare, and Matthew Hare Jr. of Massena, Faith Hare of Tupper Lake, Shania Strack of Ellenburg Depot, and William Strack II of Saranac Lake. Madilyn and Allisyn Mandigo of Tupper Lake, as well as Lillian and William Strack III, both of Saranac Lake, are his four great-grandchildren. In addition to his brother George Hare, who resides in Florida, as well as a large number of nieces and nephews.
Richard’s son David Hare, his first wife Carolyn, and his second wife Marlene all passed away before him. His parents, Clearance and Violet, as well as his first and second wives, also came before him. Bruce, Bud, Tommy, Clearance, Judy, Joyce, MaryJane, Connie, Carol, and Bet Bet are his brothers and sisters. Richard was a well-liked individual who left a significant mark on the lives of a great number of individuals. Many people are going to miss him very much.