2011-06-17 / Obits

John F. Hanley

World War II Veteran

John F. Hanley, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 9.

Hanley was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 23, 1924. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific region. He later worked briefly for the New York City Department of Sanitation before joining the New York City Police Department. He was a volunteer for the AARP, member of the American Legion and VFW clubs. He also belonged to the Captains Endowment Association, Superior Officer Association, Fleet Reserve Association, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, The Knights of Columbus, and he was a lifetime member of Rockaway Beach Rifle and Pistol Club, NRA and the # 10-13 Club. He was also a former member of the Trout Creek Fire Department and EMS.

Hanley was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sarah Hanley; daughter, Jacqueline; brothers, Joseph, Francis and Robert; and sister, Patricia.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; children, John J. (Claire) Hanley, Alice Lynch, Gerard (Rita McGee) Hanley, Joan (Gerard) Nerney, Eileen Smart, Joseph Hanley and Patrick (Marcia) Hanley; grandchildren, JulieAnn, Jennifer, Jay, Joseph, Patricia, Jacqueline, Francis, John, James, Gerard, Christine, Jason, Allison, Tara, Robert, Sarah, Patrick, and Phillip; 19 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Interment took place at Walton Cemetery, Walton, New York. Memorial contributions in Hanley’s memory may be made to either, Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Lane, Oneonta, New York 13820; Walton EMS, 61 West Street, Walton, New York 13856; or O’Connor Hospital Building Fund, 460 Andes Road, Delhi, New York 13753.

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