James Richard “Dick” Hanna, 71, of Chippewa Township, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital.
Born October 16, 1946 in New Brighton, the son of the late James Edward and Lou Ella (Miller) Hanna. Dick was a well rounded man, involved in many different things. He was a ham radio operator, broadcast radio engineer, an announcer for WBVP, private pilot, a volunteer firefighter, an EMT, a competition shooter, a Boy Scout leader, and civil air patrol. He even found time to go hunting, which he genuinely enjoyed.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Pamela (DeVito) Hanna; two sons, J. Brian (Jennifer) Hanna, Henderson, NV, and Douglas R. (fiancé, Celeste Chimile) Hanna, Beaver; brother, Robert C. (Regina Wierbowski) Hanna, New York City; and granddaughter, Audrey Hanna, Henderson, NV.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where a service will be held Thursday at 10 am. Rev. Jeff Arnold will officiate.
Interment will be private at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
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My deepest sympathies to Pam and the entire Hanna family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will stay with you while getting through this difficult time.
Dick was such an amazing influence in my life for so many years and for so many reasons. He treated me just like family (whether to yell at me or praise me), especially when my family was so far away. He taught me so much, made me laugh so hard, genuinely cared about so many things and was truly an amazing person to call my co-worker and my friend. I will miss him dearly.
Condolences to the Hanna Family. Dick & I grew up together in pleasentview, BF, Pa. We both lived in London, Ky. at the same time with our Westinghouse families. It was quite the coincidence.
Prayers to you Pam..
It has been a pure joy to have I known and worked with Dick over the last 30 plus years. He always gave me a belly laugh and an encouraging word when I asked him a stupid question. And I truely had a genuine love for the man because he would always share all he knew, which was encyclopedic, with any and all comers. A lovely person, a great friend and a unique individual who will leave a hole in my heart and will be missed dearly by all of us who knew him. Adios my friend.
I'm shocked and saddened to hear of Dick's passing. I worked with him through Eaton for several years in the 1990's. He was always a bright moment of any day we shared. My condolences to his family for this huge loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Dick and I had a 30+ year relationship through Westinghouse/Eaton and argued many a day but always ended the argument as friends. Dick was truly a compassionate caring person and will be missed.
I'm very sad to learn of Dick's passing. Too soon. I knew Dick through his many years at Eaton, and valued his friendship and unfailing advice. He was highly regarded in our industry. We shared a lot of common interests such as amateur radio and flying, and sharing those experiences was alway fun. I will miss him.
My sincerest condolences to all of Dick's family for their loss. I knew of Dick through work since the early 1980s, and had the great pleasure to work closely with him over the past few years. He was a wealth of knowledge, and exceedingly generous in sharing it. He will be missed and remembered.
Pam and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Pam, I am praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Dick's passing. I always enjoyed listening to his stories about CAP and being a pilot when we worked EMS. My prayers will be with you during this difficult time.