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Sunrise: December 15, 1962 – Sunset: March 6, 2022

John 3:15 “that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life”

The Hare, Cooper, Seton, and O’Connor families announce with profound sorrow, the sudden homegoing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and relative, Samuel Erasmus Kla Hare Jr. This sad event occurred on March 6, 2022, in Monrovia, Liberia. Sam Jr. was born on December 15, 1962, in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia to the union of the late Samuel Erasmus Kla Hare Sr. and the late Danlet Cooper-Sheriff. He was a graduate of the College of West Africa (CWA) and the University of Liberia (B.Sc. Economics) respectively. Sam Jr. spent his early years teaching 11th and 12th grades at the College of West Africa, served as Chairman of the Department of Social Studies, and Instructor at the CWA Junior College Program of Business. Sam Jr, also, served as CWA’s Choir Director.

In pursuit of further studies, Sam, Jr. obtained an advanced diploma in Social Work and Developmental Studies from the YMCA Training College in Bangalore, India and acquired over twelve professional certificates globally. Sam Jr. served at several institutions, in the following capacities: Executive Director of the Local YMCA Branch/Monrovia; Deputy National General Secretary of the YMCA of Liberia; National Program Coordinator, Foundation for International Dignity (FIND), and later, as Youth Consultant at the Ministry of Youth and Sports. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Youth Development and occupied that position from 2007 to 2013. He worked at UNESCO as the Secretary General (Head of Secretariat), Ministry of Education, from 2014 until his sudden death.

Sam Jr. had other professional interests, especially in Youth Work. He was a Former President of the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY); Youth Development Consultant at ActionAid-Liberia; and Consultancy Team Member/UNDP Leadership Stocktaking Exercise for Liberia. Sam, Jr. was involved with music performance and production, reading, training and social and human behavior. He served as a member of the following: Board of Directors/Habitat for Humanity-Liberia, Board of Directors/Musician’s Union in Liberia, Board of Trustees/College of West Africa, Board of Directors/Federation of Liberian Youth, Member, Rotary Club of Monrovia, Board of Directors/Optimist Club of Monrovia, President/Alumni Association/College of West Africa, Board Member, CWA Global Alumni Association, and Member University of Liberia Choir.

Sam, Jr. authored two books: You can Succeed-Despite Your Present Circumstances and Redefining Leadership!” Leadership is Influence” and had recently completed the manuscripts for “Wisdom Secrets” Making 2022 and Every Year Your Best Year Yet; and a 10-book mini-series, “Wisdom Secrets” Unleashing Your Personal Success & Prosperity. Sam Jr. was a devout Christian and a gifted and talented musician. At one time, he was a member of the Praise Team, then Choir Director and subsequently, Deacon at Bethel World Outreach Ministries (Harvest Intercontinental Ministries). Recently and until his demise, he was a Gospel Minister and the Chairman of the Music Department at Affirmer’s Chapel.

Sam E. Hare Jr. traveled extensively for work and education purposes. He had the opportunity to travel to the following countries: Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, India, Dubai, England, The Netherlands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, United States of America, Mexico, South Africa, Republic of Benin, China, Belgium, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Republic of South Korea.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Debbie Ola Hare, children, Cecil (Jessica), Samuelle Hare-King (Christian), Samantha Denise Anderson (William), Andrea Daphne, Sam Erasmus III, Briggsford Kla-Wuah, Favorite and William Wuah; as well as foster children, Mary Kumeh, M. Varney Kamara, Franklin Sirleaf, Jotina Doweh, and Marjorie Kollie.

He is also survived by his siblings: Jestina, Myra (James), William (Jacqueline), Joan (Alfred), Oliver (Pauline), Evangeline (Hector), Elizabeth (Edwin), Big Felicia (Nyemah), Evelyn, Cora (Henry), , Arway-Bleh (George), Vera, Wante (Emmanuel), Zipporah (Leabah), Radcliff, Audrey Zoe, Charlene (Christian), Danlet Miatta (Patrick), Abdella Hawa, Small Felicia (Robert), and James. Winson, Warren and Annie predeceased him. Sam Jr. also leaves to mourn his uncle, aunts and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, global friends, and many students around the world.

Funeral Arrangements are as follows:

Removal: Stryker Funeral Home
Tubman Boulevard
April 7th, 2022, 5pm

Wake Keeping: Harvest Intercontinental Cathedral
Tubman Boulevard, Congo Town
April 7th, 2022, 6pm -9pm

Funeral Service: Harvest Intercontinental Cathedral
Tubman Boulevard, Congo Town
April 8th, 2022, 10am

Interment: Hare’s Farm, Johnsonville


Debbie Hare Wife 777-610-331
Cecil Hare Son 609-431-2794
Samuelle Hare-King Daughter 770-402-877
Samantha Hare -Anderson Daughter 778-246-207
Andrea Daphne Hare Daughter 778-591-601
Sam E. Hare III Son 770-039-188
William Hare Brother 202-450-0649
Cora Hare- Konuwa Sister 886-515-772
Audrey Zoe Johnson Sister 886-510-204