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Tim A. Bear, 55, of Newville, PA passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Tim fought a courageous battle and was surrounded by his family when he passed at home. He was born March 28, 1961 in Carlisle, PA to Shirley (Kling) Bear of Carlisle and the late Paul E. Bear Sr. who passed away in 2003.
Tim worked for the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for 26 years. He was a naturally talented woodworker. Tim loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and helping with 4-H and FFA activities. His real pride and joy were his children Cody and Morgan.
In addition to his Mother he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jackie (Woodside) Bear, a son, Cody Bear and a daughter, Morgan Bear all of Newville. Also surviving are two sisters, Beverly (Barry) Shughart of Carlisle and Tracey (Jason) Warner of Elliottsburg; two brothers, Paul (Lois) Bear Jr. and John Bear both of Carlisle; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 with Chaplain Allan Echard officiating. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, starting at 12:00 PM, until the service time at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made in Tim's memory to a charity of your choice. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.
Jackie, Derek and I are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. We have been praying for each of you for the last several months and will continue to pray that God draws you near to him and gives each of you the strength and peace you need to move forward as you try to find some kind of new normal. We both thought a lot of Tim; always had a smile and such an easy nature about him. He will be greatly missed by all. Keep climbing your mountains, one day at a time Jackie, and know that God will give you the strength to do so or carry you when it is simply too much. Our deepest sympathy's to you, Cody and Morgan. Jane and Derek Jardine
Jane & Derek Jardine Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM
Very sorry to hear about Tim. He was always fun to talk to. He reminded me so much of uncle Paul. We can not be with you to say goodbye but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Randy and Jan Bear Mellinger and Family
Jan Bear Mellinger Nov 29 2016 12:00 AM
We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.
Kevin Cassell & Family Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM
Thinking of all of you.
Park Toner Jr Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM
Tim will be remembered by those that knew him, always willing to help others, he will be missed all of us. My deepest sympathy for the family. Jackie, Cody and Morgan always keep your dad's memory in your hearts, talk about the good times often and know that he loved you deeply. With Love, Judy
Judy Hair Nov 27 2016 12:00 AM
This is Laura i knew Tim from the housing authority. He was one of the maintenece guys. He was a hard worker the other guys would joke around w him. He would come around to our complex and do different jobs. he was cool. Im sorry to hear about him. ill keep you guys in my prayers. My son knows him too he has seen him around too. from Laura Stine
Laura Stine Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM
Together are prayers are with you. Tim is safe in the arms of Jesus.
Aunt Pat, Uncle Dick, Pam, Lori, Carol, June, Blu, Kristin and family's Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM
Jackie, So sorry about your family's loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Judi (Smith) Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM
I always looked forward to talking with Tim. He was always proud of what his kids were doing in 4-H and FFA. This world will miss this good man.
Todd Koser Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM