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Ernest D Hann

July 17, 1929 — July 18, 2016

Ernest Dana Hann, resident of Franklin Square, Ohio in Salem Township died July 18, 2016. He had just turned 87 years old, living far longer than he ever imagined and seeing things he never would have believed possible. Ernest was a 1947 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School. Born July 17, 1929 in Youngstown, Ohio on Hilda Street to Lorina Peters Hann and Charles D. Hann. Ernest was the youngest of their children. Eldest brother Dallas Dale Hann (Jean Paugh) died in 2015 and another brother, Doyle, died as a child. Howard E. Hann (Virginia Paugh) survives. Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews, their spouses, their children and their grandchildren. Ernest later developed a lasting bond with first wife Shirley's son, John Steigauf, that sustained them for many years. Married to Shirley Mae Krawchyk from December 1951 to 1963 and had one daughter, Joyce Ann Hann (Robert A. Hunt) of Glen Allen, Virginia. The couple first met at Rose Lake, which Ernest helped construct. They were married in Washington, D.C. after Ernest completed basic training in the Army. Ernest served in the United States Army 1950 to 1952 in Washington, D.C. after being drafted. The unit performed Honor Guard duty throughout the city and he marched in the Eisenhower inaugural parade with Shirley watching. He recalled guard duty at the White House for the visit of Queen Elizabeth, who he remembered as being very petite. Ernest remained determined to return to Ohio. Ernest built three homes with Shirley during their 12 year marriage: Marcia Drive, N. Turner Road, and Hickory Lane. He married Regina Valera DiRienzo Muhleman Delduchetto in 1970 and divorced in 1978 after a long separation. Ernest retired from the East Ohio Gas Company in 1985 and had more years enjoying retirement than at the job. Union membership assured he kept his pension and health benefits. The Veterans Administration made his final years the best possible by being at home in Franklin Square, the place he lived the longest. Emphysema and complications of smoking claimed him in the end. He didn't play high school sports much because it interfered with hunting. Ernest greatly preferred hunting to anything else. "Ernie" was a founding and life member of many hunting and collecting organizations. The more reckless side of his personality was balanced with an encyclopedic knowledge of his interests. The family suggests that memorial offerings be made to Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, #420, Rockville, MD 20850. Calling hours will be Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lane Family Funeral Homes, 65 N. Broad Street in Canfield, Ohio. A memorial service by Pastor Steven Kenneally of Franklin Square Methodist Church will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the funeral home. Internment will be private.

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Visitation

Friday, July 22, 2016

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel

65 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406

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Memorial Service in the Near Future

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Lane Funeral Home Canfield Chapel

65 North Broad Street, Canfield, OH 44406

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Franklin Square Cemetery

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