Steven Michael Hahr, 53, of Lyndonville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 after a period of declining health.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1958 in Plainfield, N.J., the son of Edward and Joan (Kania) Hahr. He attended St. Mary Parochial School in Plainfield from 1963 to 1970 and was an altar and choir boy. In 1970 his family moved to Kirby, Vt. where he attended Concord High School and graduated in 1976. After graduation Steven worked for the family business, Hahr Construction, and learned the masonry trade.
Steven was a lover of the great outdoors. His favorite pastimes included hiking through the woods with his two daughters, Emily Anne and Amanda Grace, fishing, working in his flower gardens and spending time with his seven brothers, two sisters and their families. Steven had a warm, genuine heart with a contagious laugh and smile that could make a rainy day glow. He appreciated the simple things in life and, more than anything, loved his two daughters and family with his whole heart.
Steven is survived by his two daughters: Emily and Amanda; his mother Joan; seven brothers: Edward, Hans, Jim, Chris, Joel and his wife Angie, Greg and his wife Beth, and Fr. Karl; two sisters: Joanie Hahr, Amy Bacon and her husband Jim; and all their families. He was predeceased by his father Edward Hahr in 2006.
Visiting hours will be held at the Sayles Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. and will conclude with a vigil service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Johnsbury Monday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church with his brother, The Rev. Karl Hahr, principle celebrant of the Mass.
Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.