Arthur F. Hannig

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Arthur F. Hannig

AGE: 93 • Wilmington

Arthur F. Hannig, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 after a brief illness.

Art was born to the late Maximilian and Bertha Hannig. He graduated from

P. S. DuPont HS and attended the University of Delaware. Art served in the US Army in both World War II and the Korean War. A hardworking entrepreneur, Art owned and operated a Gulf station on Route 13 in New Castle then a Holly Oak Esso on Philadelphia Pike. In 1979, he moved to Talleyville Exxon where he worked until his retirement in 1985.

Art met his soul mate, Nancy Miller, in a chance meeting on leave from the Army Reserves in 1951. They married June 27, 1953 at Christ Our King Church and together raised a three sons and a daughter.

Art retired a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserves in 1963. He was a founding parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary, serving as parish trustee and elected to parish council. He was the longest living member of the Elks Club and was also a Third Degree member of the Knight of Columbus. Art enjoyed his retirement on the golf course and at his beach homes in Rehoboth and then Lewes.

In addition to his beloved wife Nancy, Art is survived by 3 sons, Arthur F., Jr. "Chip" (Katie) of Wilmington, Terence of Wilmington and Stephen (Martha) of Claymont; a daughter, Sharon Bozentka (Neal) of Newtown Square, PA. "Pop-pop" will be deeply missed by his 6 grandsons: Kevin V. Hannig, Stephen D. Hannig (Olivia), Arthur F. Hannig III, Stephen E. Hannig Jr., Thomas D. Hannig, and Neal E. Bozentka, Jr.; his 4 "grand-princesses" Emily Hannig, Sarah Hannig and Meredith and Gwyneth Bozentka, and three "great-princesses" Isabella, Aliyah and Ava Hannig. Art is also survived by his sister, Christine Sheridan, his sisters-in-law Phyllis Hannig and Dorothy Boehm, and numerous nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his brother, Maximilian A. Hannig, Jr.

Visitation will be held Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 31. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am, Saturday, February 1 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church followed by interment at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine Cemetery, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Emmanuel Dining Room, 121 N. Jackson St., Wilm., DE 19805.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, 2014
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