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“It is the anniversary of my Husbands 1st y ear of his passing, It has been a long and hard year of loss. I and Romaine our daughter and both...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: karen Hake - Citra, FL - Spouse

“It has only been almost a month since loosing the love of my life, we spent many years as Long Distance Truck Drivers, I will have a lot of memories...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Karen A Hake (wife) - Citra, FL

“Deepest sympathy to Karen and the extended family of Harold. It has been many years since we talked. My contact was with him in the sixties to the...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bud Stewar - Rotonda West, FL

“Uncle Harold you will be greatly missed from your smile to you always laughing and joking. RIP ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kimberly Stermer - Windsor, PA

“Dear Karen & Family, Chris and I feel honored and a privilege to call you our friends. For the short time we knew Harold, we admired him so much!...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Chris & Edie Touchet - Citra, FL


Harold E. Hake, of Citra, FL, died on Mon., February 22, 2016 at 5:50pm at Sylvia House in Ocala, FL at the age of 89.

He was the husband of Karen A. (Hoffman) Hake of Citra, FL., to whom he married on January 15, 1994, celebrating 22 years together.

He was born in New Bridgeville on November 17, 1926 and is the son of the late Elmer J. and Edith May (Craley) Hake.

Harold was a truck driver and the previous owner of the Villa Mar Hotel in Columbia. He attended Citra United Methodist Church; a member of the VFW, American Legion in Wrightsvile and the former Moose Lodge in Columbia.

Surving besides his wife Karen; a daughter- Romaine Stalnaker and husband Michael of Ocala, FL; a step daughter – Tabitha Gray and husband Ron of Fayetteville, NC; a step son – Craig Quinn of Ocala, FL; 8 grandchildren – Michael Stalnaker,Jr., Kyndall Stalnaker, Christian Kelly, Lillian Quinn, Jack Simmons, R. J. Gray, Michael Paley and his wife Kim, Mary Grace Paley and husband Lucas; 2 great grandchildren – Donovan Paley and Cassandra Paley; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by daughter - Connie Lee Paley, brother – Emory, and 3 sisters- Olive, Romaine and Dorothy.
Viewing(s): Mon., February 29th , from 6-7pm at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion. Service of Honor and Praise for Harold will begin at 7pm on Monday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Brian Witmer of Red Lion Bible Church will officiate.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to: Citra United Methodist Church; 2000 NE 180th St, Citra, FL 32113 or Hospice of Marion County, Sylvia House; 2897 SE 62nd St, Ocala, FL 34480.

Harold was a loving husband and father.

"May God grant you always, a sun beam to warm you, a moon beam to charm you, a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you, laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you and whenever you pray, heaven to hear you." Always in our hearts with love.