Stuart M. Hacken
1955 - 2013
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Stuart M. Hacken of Gardendale, Texas, passed away on December 24, 2013 in Midland, Texas. He was 58 years old. He was born May 6, 1955, in Jersey City, N.J. In 1973, the family left New York for California. Stuart worked in his family-owned business at Portrait World. After leaving the family business, he went to work for Western Radio. From Western Radio, he soon found his home at Motorola in 1979. During this time, Stuart also served as a Reserve Deputy for the San Diego County Sheriff's office. Stuart continued to work professionally with several law enforcement agencies throughout his career. Stuart was passionate about his work at Motorola. In 2005, he transferred from San Diego to West Texas to further his career as Territory Manager. Stuart's career with Motorola spanned 34 years. He accomplished many great things in his life and has left behind quite a legacy. Stuart enjoyed many hobbies including photography, HAM radio, and playing bass guitar. He loved music and was active in several different bands throughout his lifetime. While in San Diego, he played for both The Dynamix and in the Hot House Band. In West Texas, he played bass in the Glove Box Band. He also played with several other local bands. Everywhere he went, "Kronos" went too. That was the nickname given to his bass rig. It seemed that Stuart never knew a stranger - he had a genuine love of people. He leaves behind his wife, Kathy and his son, Ben - both of Gardendale, Texas; two nephews, an aunt and uncle, several cousins, his longtime Motorola, HAM Radio, and band families, and many, many friends. He touched everyone with his unique and warm personality. It seems that everybody has a story. Stuart will be sorely missed by all. Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 29, 2013 with Rabbi Cohn officiating. Interment immediately following at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley - Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Dec. 28, 2013.
Funeral service
02:00 PM
Resthaven Memorial Park
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December 22, 2019
Stu on the bass.
Stu was one of the reasons I joined Motorola. I just retired from the Big M in April. Thanks, Stu for helping push me in that direction and for showing me the advantages of having five strings on my bass. You are missed.
Lenny Gemar
December 21, 2019
It is hard to believe it has been six years. Stu was one of my favorites. Best wishes to Kathy Hacken and son.
Chris Howard
December 28, 2014
Remembering a good friend and colleague
It's been a year since you left us and I think of Stu often
Prayers for his wife and son
It must be very especially hard this time of year on you two
Dan Cornett
October 1, 2014
Rest in peace, old friend. De KV6Q
Michael Colburn
March 24, 2014
Many fond memories of Stu.....I watched him pursue his career from GE, Western Radio, Johnson Controls to Motorola. Stu was a dynamo. We had a lot of great times together from the 1970's forward. May you rest in peace my Brother.
Clayton Garrett SR (KC6PPK Expired)
January 1, 2014
Stu will be fondly remembered with a smile on our face by the many folks that worked for Motorola over the years. Though I have been gone since '98 - Stu definitely touched my life in a positive way and he will be missed by many others like myself. Rest in Peace Stu - Sheri Johnson
December 31, 2013
So saddened on Stu's passing.Our condolences and prayers go out to his family.He is forever in our hearts and minds with flashbacks to the past...
Sal&Sue Saravo
December 30, 2013
I'm am so saddened to hear of stu's passing, I loved hearing he and Glovebox play at hot shots in midland, my prayers to his wife and child and band family. He truly will be missed.
Kathy Lee
December 29, 2013
I have many great memories of Stu and feel fortunate to have known him. My heartfelt sympathy to his family. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.
Pete Davis
December 28, 2013
Stu's Mom, Stu, Kathy & Ben. Stu's 50th B'day Party May 2005
Ken Decker
December 28, 2013
On behalf of the San Diego Repeater Association (SANDRA), we wish to extend our condolences to Stu's family. Stu was a former member and good friend who kept in touch with many of us via amateur radio or telephone. He will be greatly missed.
Ken Decker, WA6OSB Santee, CA
Ken Decker
December 28, 2013
My husband, Jim Doe, was very fond of Stu. He was a great Motorola Employee and I'm sure he'll be missed by all.
Dee Doe
December 28, 2013
May all your Christmas's be white from now on Stu! Miss you already!
Sara Campbell
December 28, 2013
Stu was a good friend and a great Motoroan. His effort was always very professional and by that he was very successful. We will miss him.
December 28, 2013
Stu was one of a kind without question. He was one of the "mavericks" in Motorola who always found a way to get things done. I will never forget him. One of the things that he and I shared was the comment (when faced with the unknown) was " I ain't scared" I believe when Stu passed through to the other side that was exactly what he said. We will miss you dear friend.
December 28, 2013
We will miss you Stew. It seemed like just a few years ago we were young and putting up your beam in your parents back yard and having a good time taking a tour of my old nuclear sub in Point Loma. You are dearly missed by the ham radio community, you were such a big part of.
You left us too early my friend. Rich - NJ6F Santee, CA
Richard Klotsche
December 28, 2013
My dear friend of nearly 40 years will be missed by all who knew him. Rory Bowers
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