Charles W. Hannan
age 91 of Magnolia, aka Charlie and Chuck to friends and Ducky to his beloved grandchildren, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020. He was born June 20, 1928 in Bellaire, OH, a son of the late Charles and Pauline (Wolfe) Hannan, and was raised by his Grandmother Hannan, and had been a Magnolia resident since 1949. He was a 1946 graduate of Shadyside High School and West Liberty State College. Chuck began his teaching career at Magnolia High School in 1949, where he also was basketball coach. When the schools consolidated in 1954 he moved to Sandy Valley High School where he taught American Government, Psychology and Sociology. He coached basketball, football, and baseball at various times until the late 1950’s. Chuck then became Athletic Director at Sandy Valley and continued in that position as well as teacher until his retirement in 1987. His memberships included Magnolia United Methodist Church, Atwood Yacht Club, Caldwell Lodge #330, F. & A.M. in Bolivar, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Canton, Magnolia Golf league, Magnolia Lions Club, the Magnolia Development Corp., and served on the Magnolia Water Board. Chuck was an avid and faithful Ohio State fan. He also was the owner of Junior Posters from 1964-2000. Chuck and Nancy were fortunate to have spent 17 winters in Naples, FL. They had many wonderful friends there and great memories. When in Ohio they spent weekends and vacations with their family. He loved camping and boating on Atwood Lake with his grandchildren. The focus of Chuck’s life was his family. He worked very hard to educate his children because he truly valued an education. He used to say “education is a personal thing, you get out of it what you put into it”. Anyone who met Chuck loved him. His students were fond of him. So many would return to thank him for helping them through tough times. Chuck never met a stranger. Everywhere he went, even the beach, he would run into someone he knew. His unforgettable smile and personality made all who knew him love him. In addition to his parents and his grandmother, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Nancy J. Hannan, on Nov. 7, 2017, and a brother, John Hannan. Chuck is survived by two daughters and two sons, Stephanie and Joe Wigfield, Lise and Mike Kernan, Greg and Helen Hannan, and Mark and Diana Hannan; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, Dr. Joseph (Lisa) Wigfield and their children, Brandon, Jordan, Landen, and Camdyn, Colleen (Daryl) Newell, and their children, Dillon and twins, Joshua and Jacob, Paul (Tiphanie) Hannan, and their children, Austin and twins, Asher and Iris, Kelly Kernan Mace, Alex (Laura) Hannan, Sean Kernan, and Nicholas Hannan; one sister, Connie VanCamp. A Casual Celebration of Life will be held on his birthday, Sat., June 20, 2020 at 12 Noon under an open canopy in his daughter Lise’s back yard, 930 Canal St. in Magnolia, where Chuck liked to sit and enjoy the scenery. The family would like everyone to wear casual clothes. Pastor Carl Orphanides will officiate. There is ample parking across the street at Magnolia United Methodist Church. Friends may call Sat. 10-12 Noon at the tent at Lise’s house. Everyone is asked to please observe social distancing. The service will be live streamed on the funeral home web site and face book starting at 11:45 a.m. Sat. The family would like to thank Hennis Care Centre in Bolivar for the love and care they gave to Chuck. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chuck’s memory may be made to Magnolia United Methodist Church, PO Box 417, Magnolia, OH 44643. The Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com
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