Joe Hardy, Eighty-Four Lumber, Founder of Nemacolin, Dies at One Hundred

84 Lumber and Nemacolin Lodge founder Joseph A. Hardy III died Saturday on his 100th birthday, Eighty Four Lumber vice president of marketing Amy

 an overall remarkable fellow. Joe was known to many as an excellent businessman and enthusiastic entrepreneur. Even with his pervasive achievement,

Joe always remembered what mattered most to him: the people.He helped make the Yankees dream come true for many, and he may be significantly missed.

"Joe proved that nothing is impossible by bowing himself on his 100th birthday. His family is more than happy with him on achieving this latest milestone."

Hardy was born in 1923 in upper St. Clair. After serving as an Air Force lieutenant and radio operator at some point in Global Warfare II

he earned an engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and joined the family jewelry business

He opened Hills Lumber Green in Bridgeville at age 31 before joining his two younger brothers to open a coin-delivering sawmill

"He lived like other people," Ringer said. "He could go out to the neighborhood places to eat, take his children."

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