The Daily Item
LIVERPOOL — Hayes Kenneth Stahr, 67, of Liverpool, entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg.
Hayes was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Mount Pleasant Mills, a son of the late George N. and Minnie C. (Hornberger) Stahr. He was married to the former Judy Ann Phillips, who preceded him on May 23, 1996.
He was a 1964 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.
Hayes started his own excavating business in 1966 and later worked for Poloron Homes, the Columbus Co., Wright Construction and Hempt Bros. as a mechanic. Since 1988, he had been the owner of Hayes Stahr Inc.
He was a baptized member of St. Paul’s (Leininger’s) Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills. He also held memberships with the Oriental Valley Sportsman’s Association, the National Rifle Association, Liverpool American Legion Post 364, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1173, Selinsgrove, the Liverpool Fire Company and the Liverpool EMS, the Reliance Hose Company and Ambulance League, Middleburg, Hunter’s Valley Sportsman’s Club, Liverpool, and the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association.
Hayes enjoyed hunting, shooting pool, shuffle board and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, George H. and Rosetta Stahr, of Selinsgrove, and Jared L. and Debbie Stahr, of Liverpool; one daughter, Tammy L. Varnes and her fiance, Barry Foltz, of Liverpool; four grandchildren, Chad Stahr, Julianna Stahr, Nathaniel Varnes and Brent Collins; seven stepgrandchildren, Mike Gill, Tiffany Gill, Adam Wert, Greg Wert, Larissa Wert, Jenni Ulmer and Cara Wert; eight stepgreat-grandchildren, Jasmine Gentile, Trinity Geedy-Gill, Noah Wert, Derek Wert, Hope Wert, Wyatt Ulmer, Chloe Ulmer and Ian Wert; one brother and sister-in-law, John M. and Delores Stahr, of Port Trevorton; mother-in-law, Hazel (Goodling) Phillips, of Mount Pleasant Mills; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Denise Phillips, of Liverpool; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by one brother, Norman “Gene” Stahr, and his father-in-law, Harry Phillips.
Friends and family are invited to the visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 11 in the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Vickie L. Brown officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul’s (Leininger’s) Lutheran Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Mills.