Herbert R. Hare died peacefully on 9 November 2006, after a brief illness. He was born on 4 August 1926 in Saginaw Michigan, the younger son of Glenn and Alice(Miller) Hare.
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After graduating from Saginaw’s Arthur Hill High School in 1944, he entered the military, serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific. He received the Victory medal and was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to Saginaw to attend college.
He was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone as an engineer until 1966 when he relocated to the Seattle area. For the remainder of his career, he contracted with various firms, which took him to Arizona, Puerto Rico, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, California, Alaska, and finally, in 1985, back to Washington. Even in retirement, he participated in and fulfilled a contract for a Boeing telephone system upgrade.
In 1968, he married the former Dorothy Tiura. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Glenn (Annette) Hare of Fife, WA, and Kenneth (Melanie) Kalliainen of Sumner, WA; one daughter, Lynn Kriedeman of Federal Way, WA; nine grandchildren (Michael, Jared, Amanda R., Amanda K., Alexandria, Brooke, Heather, Breanna and Jakob); one great-granddaughter (Cheyanne); sister-in-law Carol Hare of Saginaw MI; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother George, and son Michael Kalliainen. He found much pleasure in spending time with family and friends. He considered his words carefully and deliberately before speaking. He was a dog/cat whisperer. His other interests included history, aviation, fishing, woodworking, and local sports.
Per his wishes, a brief Veterans Inurnment service to be held Saturday November 18, 2006 at 2:00PM at Washington Memorial Park (16445 International Blvd-SeaTac, WA 98188 **206.242.1787**). An informal "Celebration of Life" gathering of family and friends, at Dorothy's home, to follow immediately after inurnment services.
For those unable to attend, please see the video tribute available online (after November 18) at www.edwardsmemorial.com
Remembrances are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.
Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008