Deborah Carol Hare

August 11, 1952 - December 24, 2020

Deborah Carol Hare

August 11, 1952 - December 24, 2020


Hare, Deborah Carol (nee Greene), 68, passed on Christmas Eve – December 24, 2020 – in Windber, PA. Born in Spangler, Pa. at the Miner’s Hospital of Northern Cambria, Deb was raised in the areas of Twin Rocks, Nanty Glo and Portage – and resided in Cairnbrook, Pa. with her husband, Bob.

Debbie is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert James Hare; her father and mother, Charles Richard Greene Jr. and Rose Marie (nee Buckingham); as well as her great aunt, Isabel Trusik (nee Watson) who was like a second mother to her. At the time of her death, she was survived by her stepfather, Andrew Szoke, but he sadly passed the next day.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Krystal Elaine Hare, son-in-law, Ari Zahavi, granddaughter, Eliana, and pup, Bandit. She’s also survived by her two sisters (nee Greene) and brothers-in-law, Charlene and Gregory Walko, and Cynthia and Chester Emerick; as well as 10 nieces and nephews. She’s also survived by her extended family, Terry Torquato-Ogline, who has been a loving best friend for over 40 years.

Debbie will forever be remembered as someone who overcame the odds many times in her life; a headstrong yet loving and sentimental woman who laughed loudly and never hesitated to help other underdogs, especially if food was in question. Yes, Debbie loved the kitchen and was always trying a new recipe, especially when baking, and passed that love on to her daughter. She always had cheese on hand and tried to feed it to anyone who walked through the door. Her holiday struzel, and the spaghetti sauce recipe that she perfected for years but only recently wrote down were both coveted by folks outside of the family. You could often find her taking full dinner plates to lonely seniors in town so they felt less alone. But she also loved animals and kids – making sure a kid facing tough times always had fitting clothes and a new toy, never turning away an animal in need, and adopting all of her dogs as strays that came to the door or from a rescue. She loved fiercely.

Per her wishes, Debbie was cremated and will, along with her husband, be protected by her daughter. No local service is planned at this time due to COVID-19.


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