Ephraim “Harry” Baer Sr., age 84, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2023 surrounded by his family at Forest Park Nursing Home in Carlisle.
He was born December 15, 1938 in Lurgan, PA, as the son of the late Nicholas Baer and Rachel (Yohe) Baer.
Harry attended a one room school house in Lurgan, PA.
He retired from Snokes Paving and Excavation after working as a Dump Truck Driver for more than 28 years.
He was a member of lifetime member of Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168 in Shippensburg and member of the Amvets Post 224, Minnequa Social Club 375, Marine Corps League in Chambersburg and Chambersburg Moose Club 842.
In his spare time, Harry enjoyed hunting, racing, going to gun drawings and fishbowls.
Harry is survived by his three daughters, Brenda K. Strine of Fayetteville, Betty L. Martin and her husband, Dennis, Sr., of Carlisle, and Patricia G. Beck and her husband, David of Carlisle; three sons, Willis J. Baer and his companion, Teresa Klinger of Newville, Ephraim “Harry” Baer, Jr. of Tyrone and Richard “Dick” E. Baer of Chambersburg; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, David, Edgar, Howard “Ron” Baer and two sisters, Eula Mae Jones and Ruby Sheaffer.
In addition to his parents, Harry is preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Naomi R. (Shields) Baer, who passed in May of 2014, his daughter, Shirley L. Rhinehart and her husband, Henry Rhinehart and Harry’s daughter-in-law, Peggy Baer, Richard’s wife.
Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. Memorial Services will be held at a future date at the family’s convenience.