YORK – Larry J. Bare, 80, of York, passed away Friday evening, September 15, 2017 at his home. He was the husband of Louanna (Kann) Bare whom he married 57 years ago on June 11, 1960.
Larry was born November 19, 1936 in Mount Wolf and was the son of the late Jacob and Louise (Jacobs) Bare.
In 1954 he graduated from Manchester High School in Manchester. In 1954 he joined the United States Air Force until 1958. In 1959 he was hired as an Air Traffic Controller in Norfolk, VA until he retired in 1984 and moved back to a farm in PA. He was a member of the Susquehanna Lions in Mount Wolf since 1984 where he served as President, Zone Chair, Vice District Governor and then Governor from 1998 to 1999. He actively served on the Board of the PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp and organized a work camp. He was active in the Boy Scouts in Mount Wolf being a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 31 and in 1952 was the first member in the troop to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of the National Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Northeast Region Inspection Team for scout camps and was a member of the Activity Staff of the New Birth of Freedom Council. Larry completed 50 years in Scouting this year.
Larry enjoyed traveling and especially his annual trips with friends to Williamsburg, VA and to Wellsboro, PA where he went to Dickens Fest for 23 years. Many trips were planned by Larry for his friends and the many associations in which he was involved.
In addition to his wife, Louanna, Larry is survived by his son Mark Bare of York, PA; his daughter, LeAnn Plank and her husband Michael of Virginia, and his grandson, Jacob Bare.
A celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, Saturday at the church. A private burial will be in Manchester Union Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be his pastor The Reverend James Parker. Military Honors will be performed by the York County Veterans Honor Guard at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester, PA 17345 or to Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, 114 State Route 103 South , Mount Union, Pennsylvania 17066.
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