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Edward A. Hanselman

1924 - 2013 HOOSIC FALLS, N.Y. Edward A. Hanselman, 88, of Bovie Hill Road, Town of Hoosick, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Bennington, Vt. He was the husband of the late Jane (Lovell) Hanselman, whom he married in 1945.

Edward was born Sept. 10, 1924, the youngest child of William Hanselman Sr. and Regina (La Madeline) Hanselman. He was educated at Hoosick Falls schools.

Edward enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers in 1942 and spent 22-months, 120 miles above the Arctic Circle in Greenland with an engineer company assigned to the Air Force. He obtained the rank of Technical Staff Sergant.

After discharge, he became employed at the Noble & Wood Machine Company in Hoosick Falls and became a Journeyman Wood Patternmaker. In 1958 he went to Eddy Valve in Waterford, N.Y., working as a Patternmaker. By 1961, he was working for the original Dodge Fibers Company on John Street in Hoosick Falls. He stayed with the company until 1967, when he went to work for Dodge Machine Company. While there, Ed and a company engineer, Ken Gifford, plus the original conceptor, John O'Rear, received a U.S. Patent for the Aerovone.

In 1973, he was back to Oak Industries and became manager of the Extruded Tapes Department at Liberty Street. After seven years as manager he returned to Dodge Machine as a Design Draftsman, working on safety equipment until he retired in 1986.

Survivors include his children, Linda Horstmyer of Schenectady, Caroline Hanselman of New Orleans, Michael Hanselman (Priscilla) and William Hanselman (Mary Ann) both of Hoosick Falls, also 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Mary D'Jneres, and by two brothers, Henry and William Hanselman Jr.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street, today, Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society in Shaftsbury, Vt., through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 18, 2013
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