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In Memory of John Bolles








































                                 For more years than anyone can remember, John Bolles was known as “The Voice
                              of the Harford Fair.”  He served as Master of Ceremonies at all major events and kept
                              fair goers entertained and informed through his ongoing commentary broadcast over
                              the fairgrounds.  He was not only seen and heard throughout fair week, but also was
                              dedicated to much work behind the scenes.  He served on the program committee
                              for over thirty-three years bringing top rated entertainers to perform at the fair and
                              was a member of the board of directors for twenty of those years.  Like many who
                              work with the fair, John is a native of Susquehanna County, growing up on a farm
                              outside of Montrose.
               A naturally gifted musician, he played a variety of instruments and had a beautiful, pitch-perfect
            singing voice.  Throughout his life, John was inseparably associated with music, horses, and sheep.
            John’s love of animals naturally led to his involvement in the Harford Fair. He worked tirelessly year
            around with the best interest of the fair as his top priority.  He loved the people, the vendors, and the
            officials affiliated with the fair.   In addition to his dedication to the Harford Fair, John was a veteran of
            World War II and served in the US Navy.  He was an active member of the Bridgewater Baptist
            Church for many years and a member of the gospel singing group The Bell Tones.
               “John will be remembered by those who knew him as a man of thoughtfulness, patience, humor,
            faithfulness, and integrity” in everything he did.  He loved his church, the community and most of all
            his family which includes his wife of 69 years, Vivian; son and daughter-in-law John Ray and Katherine
            Bolles; son-in-law John Patrick Warner; sister Margaret Olin; four grandchildren and two great
            grandchildren.  John was preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Warner.   At the age of 89 John
            passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.





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