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Charles Milton Hanna

Born: Sat., Jan. 25, 1936
Died: Thu., Mar. 29, 2018


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 02, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 02, 2018
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.



Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 03, 2018
Location: Freeport United Methodist Church


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Charles Milton Hanna, 82, of South Buffalo Twp. passed away on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 while in the company of family, at Good Samaritan Hospice Unit at Concordia in Cabot. Charles was born in Tarentum, PA on January 25, 1936. He was the son of the late Esther (Rogers) and Charles W. Hanna. Charles was a 1954 graduate of Freeport High School. He went on to to get his bachelors degree from Edinboro University and his masters from IUP in education. He was employed as an art teacher at Armstrong School District for 30 years, retiring in 1989. Charles had worked at Dayton and Ford City High Schools. Charles was a very talented and artistic man. He was and avid painter and sculpted the War Memorials at the Armstrong County Courthouse as well as the Indiana County Courthouse. He wrote and played his own musical piano pieces and was a gifted poet. He designed and built his family's home as well as a beloved camp on the river. He authored a book detailing Western Pennsylvania history and the French and Indian War. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara A. (Bryson) Hanna. Their two daughters and son in laws, Pamela Jeanne & Daniel Morrison, of Springfield, OH and Kimberly Dianne Hanna & Scott Murin, of Penn Twp. His 2 granddaughters and their husbands, Erica Leigh Barnett & Geoff Lowrie and Chelsea Lynne & Zaylen dePausata and his 3 great grandsons, Trenton & Dylan Barnett and Balian dePausata. Charles is also survived by his brother and sister in law, Ronald E. & Margaret Hanna, of Winfield Twp.. Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport, PA Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 3rd in the Freeport United Methodist Church Chapel with Pastor Dawn Lynn Check officiating. Burial will be held in Freeport Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: National Stroke Association Centennial, CO 80112 or National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034; To give online, visit www.nbcf.org/donate. To send a condolence visit, www.redmondfuneralhomeinc.com

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Shar Stull
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Barbara and family, love and prayers to you all. I will miss cutting his hair and listening to his stories. And most of all him telling me how every time he passes a mirror he falls in love all over again....

David B. Conoran Sr.
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Prayers & Condolences, Charles & I spent a few weeks together at ACMH, acute rehab unit, our time spent together was very benifitful for me, & pray for him also;

God Bless,
David B. Conoran Sr.

Patty Cieply Vilello
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Mr. Hanna was my art teacher at Ford City in the early 70s. I loved his class and I learned so much from him. His voice pops into my head asking me why would I use artificial mayerials when I could use genuine materials. 45 years later and I am still influenced by him. My condolences to the family.

Soni Olinger Bickmore
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Mr. Hanna was such an encouraging talented teacher! No project was seen as “ above” the capabilities of his student. He would work with you to help you develop a game plan for the art project of your intent. He projected joy and passion about his career! Deepest condolences.

Lenora Wolsonovich shiring
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
I remember how much I enjoyed Mr Hanna and his art class. He was a wonderful , kind , patient teacher. He would love to know I have taken up art in my old age. My condolences to all your family.

Terry Cook
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I worked as an art teacher in ASD, and although I didn't know him well, he was always kind and such a creative soul. So sorry for your loss.

David Nortrup
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Hanna. What a wonderful, caring and talented human being. I was fortunate to have him as my art teacher for three years at FCHS. He had an individualized approach to teaching. He went that extra mile, worked with you one on one. He was a big influence on me and helped me become the artist I am today. Rest In Peace Mr. Hanna, may God Bless and thank you!

Jason Martinez
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Truely, my best teach while at FC. If it wasn't for him I would if never got into photography. HR let his student do what they wanted art wise and supported all of us. Yes, silk screening was awesome too he taught me a lot about that. He loved teaching about the classic artist and I can remember every Thursday was slide shows of classic arts and painters. As much as I hated that part I learned a great deal about the classics. Thank you Mr. Hanna you were a great inspiration to all of us. God​​ Bless.

Mont Bowser
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Chuck has had a powerful and lasting influence on my life. While the lessons of sketching, painting, and sculpting were the best a student could hope to be lucky to find in school, he taught us why art was important, how it broadens the mind and influences perception. He taught us history and philosophy. He taught us to apply the right amount of artistic chutzpah with a twinkle in his eye. He will forever in my heart and mind deliver insight with charisma and panache. He is my mentor and made learning an adventure I continue to enjoy.

Barbara (Crytzer) Devitt
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. As a child I was in awe of your Dad, his art, his music, and your beautiful home. Hoping all the memories will sustain you through this difficult time, he left an indelible mark on the world and his community.

Nancy (Dunmire) Robertson
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Terrific Art teacher. Will always remember him from my senior high years at Ford City High School! RIP Mr. Hanna

Rodger Ewing
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
May God Bless and comfort you in this time of grief. Mr. Hanna made an incredible impact on my life and his mentorship and tutelage during my three years at Ford City High School have helped shape my life to this day. God blessed him with amazing gifts and I will forever remember my teacher and sage. Adieu, Mon Ami.

Ashley Dimond
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
I will miss seeing him in my mom's shop. He always made me smile. He will be missed.

Sue Wojton Rush
   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
I had the privilege of having Mr Hanna as an art teacher at Ford City High School in the 70’s. He was a great teacher and will always hold a special place in my high school memories. I’m truly sorry for your loss.

Jim Spera
   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
My condolences to the the family. Mr. Hanna was a truly amazing teacher. He taught with passion and charisma. He brought out the best in his students through his energy and creativity.

Rose Benigni
   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
Mr. Hanna was such a fine man. I studied and learned woodcarving from him at FCHS. He was patient, humorous and genuine. He loved art. He was art. I have thought of him thru out the years often. Rose Benigni FCHS class of 72

Robert Ware
   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
Robert Ware My condolences

Ray Drake
   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
So sorry to hear of Chucks passing. He was my best friend in the class of 54, after he arrived. When the class had their 40th. reunion, which was the first one I attended, he only attended when he heard I was going to be there. We had a great time reminiscing over a few drinks.
I had moved to Nashville years earlier and wished we could have stayed in touch.
He was the coolest and best dressed cat in the whole school!
Again, my sincere condolences.
I am one year younger & also with my wife of over 60 years.
God Bless
Ray Drake

Shane Thomaswick
   Posted Sun April 01, 2018
Charley Hanna was in my opinion was the smartest and most astute teacher that I ever had the privilege of teaching with. Regardless, of the topic of discussion, Charley always had and knew the pertinent information on what was being discussed. He always amazed me in that way. His artistic ability was second to none without question. We have truly lost an incredible person from this earth, but trust me, heaven is now a much better place to be, even more so than before. Charley just raised the bar in that respect.
I just want to say to Barbara, that you and your entire family have my deepest sympathy and will always be in my thoughts. Charley was a Truly a Special guy.

Lou and Cindy Kocon
   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob Klaput
   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Rest in peace Charley. You were a valued colleague at Ford City High School. We still have the stein you created. You were a talented individual. Our condolences to your family.

Peg Faith-Stitt & Mark A. Stitt
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Greatly saddened by the loss of our favorite teacher from FCHS '76. We remember him and his teachings well. After 40 years, we still think of his philosophies and teachings---not only about art, but about life, as well. With much sympathy to the family. He truly was one-of-a-kind.
Peg Faith-Stitt and Mark Stitt

Tricia Baker Welsh
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Me. Hanna was an extremely talented person who arose higher than most!
My sincere condolences to The Hanna Family. You will be in my prayers

Ruth Shedwick-Bryant
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
Dear Barbara and family, sending prayers at this difficult time. Charley (as my dad called him) was one of the good guys. Thinking of his guidance and encouragement in art class makes me feel so blessed to have been his student. Loving thoughts to all.

Paul Lobby
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Dear Barb,
It was always a pleasure seeing Charlie in the office. I will miss his visits and the interesting conversations we always shared. Please accept my sincere condolences on his passing.
Paul Lobby

w.j.
   Posted Sat June 30, 2018
To the family:
Very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort, strength and hope in the promises found at Isaiah 33:24 and Acts 24:15. We long to see their fulfillment soon.

Tim Fruehan
   Posted Sun July 22, 2018
Mr Hanna and my father were best friends
and because of this I got to know him quit well.
He was an extraordinary man with the intelligence
to learn anything he wanted to and do it well.
I watched him build a camp and a home
by himself (with Mrs Hanna’s help of course).
I watched him create wonderful pieces of art
and write music. He was truly amazing! I also had
the privilege of having him as a teacher.
I will always treasure going to his house
because I knew I would learn something new
from him and also getting to eat Mrs Hanna’s great
cakes and pies. Mr Hanna, Rest In Peace

Tim Fruehan

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