Peter Hager
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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 25, 2019
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2019
Masonville Federated Church
State Route 206
Masonville, New York, United States

Obituary of Peter Brian Hager

Pete Hager passed away peacefully on the morning of April 8, 2019.

He leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Penny (Wormsley) Hager; 2 sons, Tyler and Nathan; 2 daughters, Mary and Caitlin; 4 brothers, Jay, Dan, Tom and Sam; 4 sisters, Barb, Linda, Kathy and "Curly" (Mary), as well as numerous nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

Peter B. Hager was born January 24, 1947 to George and Eva (Kellet) Hager. The 6th of 9 children, he grew up on the family farm in Masonville and attended Sidney School.

Pete served his country as an Army MP in Korea during the Vietnam War and returned to the family farm following an honorable discharge in 1968. He remained a devoted Republican and a proud American.

A traditional man, never afraid of hard work, Pete was a valued employee of Mead/Acco for many years while he cared for several head of cattle and other miscellaneous animals on his "hobby farm". He carved out a good life for himself and his family, he cared deeply for the land, and he always made sure everyone had what they wanted and needed.

Recently retired from Acco, Pete dedicated more time to his other interests and long-term projects. He became "Papa" to 'the twins' (Jeffrey and Kimberly Cunningham). Last summer he could be seen driving his 1950 Ford Coup convertible around town and, despite some recent health problems, he had many more projects planned for the upcoming months.

Pete loved golf, farming, crossword puzzles, Bluegrass music and fixing everything. He was a mechanical genius and "could fix everything but the crack of dawn and a broken heart"…He leaves many hearts broken today as we say farewell to a good man.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney. A memorial service followed by a luncheon will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, April 26th at the Masonville Federated Church. Other arrangements are at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pete's name to the Future Farmers of America or your local S.P.C.A.

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Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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