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HAGAN, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joseph HowardAge 82, died peacefully August 26, 2013 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the beloved husband of 58 yrs. to Helen (Wilkie) Hagan; loving father of Joseph Howard (Maribeth) Hagan, Jr., Julianne Hagan (Randall Feenstra) and Susan Elizabeth (Thomas) Gerth; cherished grandfather of Jade and Molly Hagan, Elliot, Emily and Cameron Feenstra, and Tom, Chrissy, Daniel and Ben Gerth; brother of Marlin Edward Hagan. Mr. Hagan, who grew up in Houston, TX, served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he flew jet fighters. He served as a forward air controller in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two Bronze Stars. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1973 and his family settled in Tullahoma, TN. He later moved to Jefferson City, TN and finally to Florence, SC. Mr. Hagan was an active member of the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Appalachian Outreach, P.O. Box CN 71904, Jefferson City, TN 37760; (865) 475-5611. Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home, (412) 781-1897.
Weddell-Ajak Funeral Home
100 Center Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Published in The Tennessean on Aug. 31, 2013