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Hansen, Donald P.

Marathon: Donald P. Hansen, age 79, of 2980 Phillips Road, Marathon, NY, died unexpectedly at home on May 26, 2014. He was born in Staten Island on July 26, 1934, the son of Valentine and Charlotte Hansen. Don graduated from Dryden High School in 1951 and worked for Interstate Brands for twenty-five years. After retirement from the company, he bought Dryden Real Estate. After leaving the real estate field, he worked part-time for the Town of Dryden Highway Department. Don was a life member of Neptune Hose Company of Dryden and rose through the ranks to serve as chief from 1974 through 1976. He was president of Neptune Hose Company from 1967 to 1969. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and beekeeper. Don is survived by his loving wife Jean, his children Mark and Peggi, his grandchildren Scott and Dallas Wiiki and his sister, Valerie (Larry). He is also survived by his stepchildren Lee, Suzanne, Melissa, Jenna and Daniel and several step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and son Scott. In accordance with Don's wishes, there will be no calling hours or formal services. However, his family would like to welcome friends and neighbors to attend a celebration of his life on Saturday, June 7, from 2 to 4 at the Dryden Fire Department, 22 North Street, Dryden, NY. Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Don's name may do so to Neptune Hose Company, PO Box 397, Dryden, NY 13053 or to MAVAC, PO Box 132, Marathon, NY 13803. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden assisted the family. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com



Published in Ithaca Journal on May 31, 2014
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