Robert A. Hanna, Sr., 77, of Bradenton, passed away after a short illness Nov. 5, 2006, at Blake Medical Center.
Mr. Hanna was born May 14, 1929, in Lawrence, Mass., and came here in 1978, from Ft. Lauderdale.
He was president and general manager of Waste Management, of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Formerly, he was a police officer in Massachusetts, and former Director of Sanitation, in Miami Beach.
He served in the U.S. Army, in Korea, and attended Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, Bradenton. Mr. Hanna was a life member of Manatee County Sheriff's Advisory Board; founding member of Manatee ''100'' Club; life member of D.A.V., Chapter 18; founding member of Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council; Manatee County Gold Star Club; and Manatee County Safety Council. Mr. Hanna sponsored several softball leagues as a part of Waste Management, Manatee County Sheriff's Office, and the Florida Highway Patrol.
He is predeceased by his granddaughter Theresa. He was loving husband to Terry; loving father to sons, Robert A. (Doris) Hanna, Jr., and James R. (Lisa) Hanna, all of Bradenton; daughters: Marie Hanna, of Ft. Lauderdale, Diane Hanna, of Decatur, Ga., and Patricia Hanna, of Bradenton; loving brother to: George Hanna, of Massachusetts; sisters: Geraldine Batts, of Salem, N.H., and Charlene Guarino, of Londonderry, N.H.; and loving grandfather to grandchildren: Derek, Robert, III, Joseph and Caleb.
Visitation will be Thursday, 5-8p.m., Shannon Funeral Home, Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 9:30a.m., Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church, 2850 75th St. W.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr., Tampa, FL 33612-9497.
He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and those whose hearts he touched.
Online condolences may be made at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Nov. 8, 2006