Harold "Jack" Hazelbaker, Sr
Private services were held on Thursday, July 12, 2012, for Harold L. "Jack" Hazelbaker, Sr., 89, formerly of Rostraver Twp., who passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence in Surfside Beach, SC. Born in Roscoe on May 31, 1923, he was a son of the late William F. and Phyllis Flint Hazelbaker. Jack was a graduate of Charleroi High School and a U.S. Army veteran who served in the European theater during World War II. He was an active member of American Legion Post 801, in Roscoe. Mr. Hazelbaker retired as a supervisor for Allegheny Power (Mitchell Station) and for many years served as a Rostraver Township Commissioner. He also served, in the past, as the financial secretary for the United Mine Workers of America and as the local union president for the Utility Workers Union of America. He is survived by two sons, Harold L. "Jack" Hazelbaker, Jr., of Surfside Beach, SC, and Sheldon W. Hazelbaker and wife Dorene, of Belle Vernon; three granddaughters, Jennifer Rollison and husband Roby, Jacqueline Hazelbaker, and Jessica Nadler and husband, Marcus; 8 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Edwin Hazelbaker, of Charleroi. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Laughland Hazelbaker, who passed away on June 29, 1988; brothers William Hazelbaker of Roscoe, and James Hazelbaker of Charleroi; and a sister, Carolyn Hrivnak of Daisytown. Mr. Hazelbaker was interred in Fells Cemetery where military honors were provided by American Legion Post 801.
Upon returning from travel, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Jack, a wonderful person and a long-time friend. He offered sound advice, guidance and support when I needed it. I missed not being able to keep in touch with him for such a long time, since he moved. But I will always remember him dearly as a "father figure" whom I could count on. He and his wife Mary were very special people to me and others. I am blessed to have known and to have spent time with both of them. My sincere condolences to all. -- Joe Grata
Joe Grata Jul 16 2012 12:00 AM
Jack & Shelley: so very sorry to read about your father today. As a kid,I will always remember playing baseball with you guys. Your Dad was a very nice man who treated me well. My condolences, Jay, BVA '69.
Jay Angeline Jul 15 2012 12:00 AM
We were so sorry to hear of Jack's passing.You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Gary and Linda Gray Jul 12 2012 12:00 AM