MOORESTOWN, NJ – William (Bill) Hare was born on April 23, 1942 in Philaedelphia, PA. The eldest child of three sons of the late William H. Hare Sr. and Dorothy May Hare (nee Jeitner).
His family moved to New Jersey when he was in school, and he graduated from Moorestown High School class in 1960. In 1960 he married Carole H. Palmer. Together they raised three children in Moorestown, New Jersey.
He was the owner of Hare Plumbing Heating & Cooling for over 40 years. Bill had many passions. He was in The Belmont Five in the 1950s, where he played guitar and sang. For years he was a volunteer firefighter – member of the Relief Engine Company. He served as a lieutenant and proudly ran the annual flower sales.
Everyone who knew Bill knew how much he loved his toys and had so many over the years. He rode enduro and time trials when he and Carole were newly married. He rode a motorcycle for most of his life. He had a pilot’s license and owned two small planes in which he took short trips with his family. He had a boat that he and Carole were happy to take to Havre De Grace and spend some time on the water. Bill loved cars. He was always an engine head, repairing and restoring old cars. Over the years he restored many cars and often showed them at local car shows.
Husband of the late Carole H Hare, father of Constance Hare Murray and her fiancée Robert E. Dolan of Moorestown, William Donald Hare of Moorestown, Karen Dorothy Hare Eder and her husband Keith P. Eder, Sr. of Moorestown, and the late William Judson Hare. Father-in-law of the late Robert J. Murray Jr., brother of Roger B. Hare, Sr. and Mrs. Aase, and Donald S. Hare. Grandfather of Robert James Murray, III and wife Calla, Andrew Daniel Murray, Matthew David Murray and wife Katie, William Tyler Hare, Lindsay Anne Hare, Keith Paul Eder, Jr., Kailyn Grace Eder; and those whom he considered to be the grandson of Anthony Phelps and wife Andrea and great-grandfather of Aubrey Phelps.
Tour Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewis Funeral Home, 78 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ. Facial mask social distancing is required due to COVID-19 protocols.
Bill’s memorial service and funeral are private by invitation only.
Please no flowers. Commemorative donations to the Samaritan Hospice, c / o Samaritan Gift Processing Center – PO Box 71425 – Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425. Condolences can be left at www.lewisfuneralhomemoorestown.com