Jerome E. “Jake” Hardy, 50, Milroy, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 30, 2021, due to complications from a brief illness.

Born May 21, 1971, in Roaring Springs he was the son of Dennis and Rebecca Colpetzer Hardy, who survive in Alum Bank.

Jake graduated from Everett High School in 1989 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989-1993 when he was honorably discharged. He was also a graduate of Penn State University, Altoona. He was most recently employed as a dairy nutritionist for Wenger Group, Reams, Pa.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He always had a smile or an “off the wall” comment for everyone he met. Jake loved anything doing with farming and cows.

He is survived by his fiance, Rebecca Walizer, with whom he lived; a son, Tucker E. (Becca) Hardy, Petersburg; and stepson, Kyle (Megan) Heckert, Aspers; two sisters: Janice (Kevin) Davis and Jill (Todd) Gordon, both of Alum Bank; a brother, Jim (Peg) Hardy, Williamsburg; a grandson, Reid Hardy, Petersburg; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sterling A. Hardy, and several other family members.

A Celebration of Life will be held Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Milroy Fire House, Milroy, with a meal to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to an FFA program, a 4-H program or any dairy cow show of the donor’s choosing.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Dean K. Wetzler Jr., Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.

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