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Joe Hardy who started 84 Lumber and Nemacolin passed away at the age of 100

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Joe Hardy, the founder of 84 Lumber and the Nemacolin Resort, has passed away. Hardy lived to be 100 years old and his family told him he was going to die.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Joseph A. Hardy, III. The Hardy family lost their patriarch and all round great man,’ the family said in a statement. “Joe proved that nothing is impossible by wanting himself until his 100th birthday. His family is beyond proud of him for making this latest achievement.”

Hardy and his family grew 84 Lumber into one of the largest businesses in the county. His daughter Maggie Hardy Knox is now the owner and president of the company.

Hardy told people at a tailgate party at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort on September 9, 2007, that he would not be running for Fayette County Commissioner in the general election that year. This was the end of his political career. In the 2007 primary election for Fayette County Commissioner, Hardy received the most votes and placed first.

During World War II, Hardy was a communications officer in the South Pacific for the US Army Air Corps. He received a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Engineering in 1948.

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He then worked in his uncle’s jewelry store in downtown Pittsburgh until he was 31 years old when he started his own business supplying building materials.

He was married to Dorothy for 50 years and they had five children. Maggie, the youngest, is now the president of 84 Lumber. He has two children with his second wife, Debra.

Their names are Taylor and Paige. Hardy, who was 85 years old, married Kristin Georgi, who was 22 and worked in a salon at Nemacoln Woodlands Resort.

The wedding took place on May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple had agreed to a pre-nuptial and marriage contract. Hardy filed for divorce on August 20, 2007, citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Rebecca Davis, 51, was Hardy’s fourth wife. He married her in December 2009. Hardy married Jodi Santella Williams on November 21, 2014. Together they have a son named JJ Alexander Hardy.

Hardy served on the Board of Trustees for both the University of Pittsburgh and Washington & Jefferson College. Hardy is said to have said: “I want to die broke. For the rest of my life I want to enjoy and participate in giving money to help improve people’s lives.”

Hardy died on his 100th birthday, January 7, 2023… Just follow us on Lee Daily for more news like this.

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