Donald M. Hanna
Donald M. Hanna, 88, of Volant passed away peacefully the afternoon of Sept. 16, 2019, at Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care Facility.
Born April 1, 1931, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Leonard L. Hanna, who died bravely fighting for our country in World War II, and Ruth (Thompson) Hanna Patton.
He married his beloved wife, Marilyn (McKee) Hanna on Aug. 25, 1950. She survives at home.
Mr. Hanna was a graduate of Eastbrook High School and Geneva College, where he earned his degree in industrial engineering.
He was enrolled in the Marine Corps and served during the Korean Conflict.
Donald worked at Rockwell International in the spring division and at TRW in Harrisburg.
He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting and woodworking. He was involved in Ducks Unlimited and was a member of Eastbrook Presbyterian Church.
What gave Donald the most joy in life, was spending time with his family and at his camp in Sheffield, Pennsylvania.
Along with his wife, Marilyn, Donald is survived by three daughters, Susan Hanna of Harrisburg, and Janet (Ken) Schooley and Nancy (Marty) Post, both of New Castle; a son, T. Michael (Felicia) Hanna of Sterling, Virginia; a brother, Wayne Hanna of Florida; eight grandchildren, Joshua Hanna, Trevor Hanna, Lavanya Hanna, Troy (Karla) Schooley, Trisha (Greg) Huston, Trena (Shane) Miller, Cody (Elizabeth) Post and Casey (Georgia) Post; and nine great-grandchildren, Trey, Reese and Kenley Schooley, Grace and Grant Huston, and McKenna, Adelynn, Brielle and Easton Miller.
Along with his parents, preceding him death were a brother, John Hanna; a sister, Marge Book; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Hanna.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Jason Schepp of Eastbrook Presbyterian Church officiating. Full military rites will be performed by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.
Burial will be at Briar Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Fla. 33131; and Eastbrook Presbyterian Church, 3727 State Road, New Castle, Pa. 16101.
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Published on September 17, 2019


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Sep 18, 2019
Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant was purchased for the family of Donald M. Hanna.  Send flowers
Cathi Downing Taeger
Sep 18, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss.