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Harry James Baer

August 7, 1941 — June 8, 2023

Harry James “Jim” Baer, 81, of Carlisle, died Thursday, June 8, 2023 at his residence.

Born in Carlisle, he was the son of the late Irvin and Emma Reiber Baer.

Jim worked for Bethlehem Steel, retiring after 33 years. He also worked part-time at Stan’s Beverage for over 40 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 260, Masonic Scottish Rite, Elks Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police Eagles, White Circle Club and VFW Post #477, all located in Carlisle.

Jim is survived by his sons: Gregory Baer (Ave Maria), of Columbia and Kirby Baer, New Cumberland; his siblings: Ronald Baer, Carlisle, Irvin “Sonny” Baer, Mt. Holly, Marjorie Fleisher, Boiling Springs, Marlin Baer, Plainfield, Roxanne Bookas, Mechanicsburg and Rita Maurice, Mt. Holly; his girlfriend of 15 years, Jane Kelso, Carlisle and his ex-wife: Barb Baer, Carlisle.

He was preceded in death by three siblings: David Baer, Grace Louise “Midge” Baer and Nancy Whisler.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service 3:00 PM Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, where the family will greet guests after 1:30 PM prior to the service. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to: Carlisle Masonic Lodge #260, 1236 Holly Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013 or VFW Post #477, 2104 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

1:30 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory

2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory

2020 West Trindle Road, Carlisle, PA 17013

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