Daryl Eugene Hahn

Hahn, Daryl Eugene
Daryl Eugene Hahn passed away at his home after a brief illness on Monday morning, January 14, 2013, at the age of 91. The younger child of two boys, he was born on June 29, 1921 in North Grove, Indiana to Clena "Chick" Hahn and Viola Endsley Hahn. The Hahns relocated to Ontario, California, where Daryl spent most of his childhood. Having been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1941, he went on to enlist in the Navy after the outbreak of World War II. Between 1942 and 1946, he served on Navy squadron VPB-151 in the Pacific Theatre of Operations as a plane captain and tunnel gunner aboard PV-1 Ventura medium bombers. His service earned him a Distinguished Flying Cross among other medals. Following his service, he worked for the National Weather Service as a Meteorologist and later as an Electronics Technician for the southwest region, first in Las Vegas, Nevada, and later in Tempe, Arizona. He met his wife, Eileen, when they both worked for the weather bureau in Las Vegas. Daryl and Eileen have been married for 66 years, the loving parents of three children. After 34 years of service, Daryl retired from the Weather Service in 1980. He was active in his retirement gardening and woodworking, raising his grandchildren, and attending reunions throughout the U.S. with his Navy squadron members. Daryl will be remembered for being able to fix absolutely anything that needed to be repaired, as well as for his incredible sense of humor. He was a quiet, unassuming man, admired and well-liked. He is preceded in death by his brother, Don, and his parents. Daryl will be sorely missed by all of the family he leaves behind: His loving wife, Eileen Vogler Hahn; son, Paul Hahn of Mesa, Arizona; daughters Laura Gramp and Marcia Kellerman, both of Tempe, Arizona; grandchildren Jennifer Kellerman, Emily Roberts, David Gramp, Eddie Gramp, and Jimmy Gramp; and great-grandchildren Owyn and Joel Gramp. Daryl did not wish for any services to be held.



Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 17, 2013