William R. ''Bill'' Hannan Jr., 73, of Rostraver Township, died suddenly on Friday, August 12, 2022. Born in Connellsville on September 22, 1948, he was the son of the late William R. Hannan Sr. and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sandy and Robin.
Bill was employed at Dravo Corporation, where he was a crane operator. After suffering a terrible accident at work, he underwent many surgeries on his back. He suffered with chronic back pain throughout his remaining life, but this did not stop him from doing the things he loved. Heavy machinery was his passion, owning, repairing, and operating them between his fight with chronic pain.
His love for the outdoors sparked his interest in becoming the President of the Star Junction Fish & Game Club for over 40 years. In this role, he also instructed the Hunter’s Education Courses for thousands of young hunters over the years. He was the center of their community and success and constructed most, if not all, of the structures that exist on the property. He is loved by many people of the SJF&G community that we consider to be his “extended family”.
He loved making the holiday hams and turkeys for his family get togethers. Also, he loved to travel to a few select places: Erie, Benezette, and of course.... “The Club”.
As I write this obituary of a man I love, I can hear a Turkey in the distance chirping out and I know you are with me... forever & always in my heart, I miss you, and will forever be proud to be your Son.
Dad, your “Hey You”, will handle it from here. Love, your Daughter.
He is survived by his wife, Karen L. (Branthoover) Hannan; son, Robert (Linda) Hannan of Rostraver; daughter, Laura (Mark) Uhrin of Perryopolis; grandchildren, Ashlee Uhrin, Timothy Uhrin, Evan Hannan and Raya Hannan; great granddaughters, Olivia Uhrin and Leni Kiester; brother, Dennis (Georgette) Hannan of Elizabeth Twp.; sisters, Peggy, Betty, Kathy, Frances and Judy; brother-in-law, Thomas (Debbie) Branthoover of Rostraver; numerous nieces and nephews including Alvin Branthoover, David Hamer, Donald Hamer, Holly Branthoover and Tommy Branthoover.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Ken Sommerfeldt officiating.
Monday, August 15, 2022
2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)
Monday, August 15, 2022
5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)