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Monday, 13 May 2013 09:49
Hanna-Marcus-obitMarcus A. Hanna, 92, of North Baltimore, died at 6:26 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
He was born on September 26, 1920, to the late Arthur G. and Ethel F. (Greenwood) Hanna in Van Buren, OH. He married Virginia M. Rose on June 11, 1945, in Elkhart, IN and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2003.
Marcus is survived by his son, Doug (Cheryl) Hanna of Van Buren; daughter-in-law, Michele Hanna of Bellevue, KY; cousin, Helen Bisbee of Findlay; grandchildren, Marcus A. Hanna III, Shelley Hanna, Jason D. Hanna, Chad M. Hanna, and Chasity Canfield; and seven great-grandchildren.
Marcus was also preceded in death by sons, Marcus A. Hanna, Jr. and Bradley R. Hanna.
Marcus was a 1938 graduate of Van Buren High School, where he was ranked third in his class. He was also a graduate of B.G.S.U. with an A.D. B.S. in Education and a Masters in Education Administration.
He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha social fraternity and Kappa Mu Epsilon national math honorary.
He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy, having over 20 years of service. He was part of WWII in the Pacific Theater, achieving four battle stars (Kwajalein, Leyte, Legos, and Okinawa) over three years.
He was also part of the Korean War achieving four more battle stars over two years.
Marcus attended the Midshipman School at Columbia University, U.S. Naval Academy Port Grad in Annapolis, MD, and S.C.J.C. in Miami, FL. He also received training in Upper Atmosphere and Space Technology in Washington D.C., Tactical Air Control in California, Biological and Chemical Warfare in Norfolk, VA, Education and Training at Great Lakes, IL, Naval Security in Philadelphia, PA, and Amphibious Warfare in Little Creek, VA.
Marcus served on the USS Mt. McKinley AGC, USS Eldorado AGC, USS Antistan (Carrier), USS Fulton (Sub Tender), USS Toledo (Cruiser) and USS Monrovia APO. He worked in Tactical Air Control as a communications officer, which was as a staff officer not as a ship officer.
He retired as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve and placed in retired reserve April 1, 1973.
He was placed in permanent retired status on September 26, 1980.
His military awards include WWII Victory medal, American Campaign medal, Armed Forces medal, Korean War Reserve medal, U.N. Korean Service medal, Korean Service medal (four stars), Philippine Liberation medal (two stars), Asiatic Pacific (four stars) U.S. Naval Reserve medal, WWII Occupation medal, ROK Korean Philippines Presidential Unit Citation ribbon, Korean Presidential Unit Citation ribbon, and Combat Action (gold star) Navy Unit Citation.
Obit-FlagMarcus held several jobs in the educational field. He worked in the B.G.S.U. Chemistry Department for five years, B.G.S.U. EOCI Department for three years, was the Van Buren School System Superintendent for 20 years, and Findlay City School Principal at Lincoln Elementary for seven years.
He also was the President and Director of the former Home Savings and Loan Bank, Director of the First Federal Savings and Loan of Wood County, and on the Advisory Board of the North Baltimore Branch of Mid America, and a farm manager for 55 years.
He was part of numerous organizations and did much in and for the community. He was the Mayor of Van Buren for three years (Ohio's youngest mayor up to that time), Mayor of North Baltimore for two years, North Baltimore City Council for 12 years, Council President for 10 years, member of North Baltimore C.L.C., North Baltimore Area C of C Trustee and Vice President, Blanchard Valley Hospital Trustee and on first board there, Senior Citizen Center Trustee, Boy Scout Committeeman, Historian and Home Association Trustee (55 year member), and Chairman of Building Committees.
Marcus was part of the Retired Officer Association, Reserve Office Association, U.S. Naval Institute, National Riffle Association, American Association of University Professors, Ohio Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Colonels, and American Legion 65-year member.
He was a 50-year member of the North Baltimore Masonic Lodge #561, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Toledo Scottish Rite, and 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias in Findlay.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore.
Pastors Dan Metzger and Charles Fuerstenau will officiate and burial will follow in Bechtel Cemetery, Allen Twp., Hancock County, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post #539.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the funeral home, where a Masonic service will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the North Baltimore American Legion Post #539, North Baltimore Masonic Lodge #561, and/or to the North Baltimore Public Library.
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