ALISTAIR M. HANNA

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HANNA--Alistair Matthew. Alistair Matthew Hanna, 69, of Manhattan and Lawrence, NY, died on July 12, 2014, of cancer. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1945, Ali earned a B.Sc in Physics in 1968 and a Ph.D in Nuclear Physics in 1972, both from Queen's University, Belfast. In 1974, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School and joined McKinsey & Company where he became a Director and served as Managing Partner of the Stamford Office. Ali led the Firm's microelectronics and software practices and was a leader in the telecommunications and aerospace groups. Since retiring from McKinsey in 1997, Ali founded the non-profit organization, Alpha North America which offers the Alpha Course to churches in the U.S. to help them bring people to faith in Christ. In 2004, he brought Alpha to Latin America. With his wife, Nancy, he owned and operated Ardtara Country House Hotel in Upperlands, Northern Ireland. With partners, he was developing Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort outside Bushmills, Northern Ireland. Bushmill Dunes was the culmination of a life dream, combining Ali's passions for golf and for the people of Northern Ireland. Ali also served on the Boards of Fountain House, New York City; Trinity Church Wall Street; and Queen's University Foundation. He was president of U.S. Friends of Queen's. Beyond Ali's many professional contributions, Ali inspired and warmed almost every one he met. His kindness and love of life, his Irish way and humor, his respect for people and his deep faith and humility -- these characteristics, coupled with Ali's brilliance and perseverance, made him one of a kind. Ali was for so many a dear and loyal friend and to his family, a beloved and devoted husband, father, brother and uncle. Ali is survived by his wife, the Reverend Nancy W. Hanna, and her daughter, Anne Warner Lee (Hocheong Lee); his brother, David Hanna (Linda), and their children, Paul (Whitney) and Patricia (Neil). The funeral will be on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 1pm at St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue (51st Street). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Alistair Matthew Hanna can be made online to Alpha Latin America at www.alphausa.org/alihanna or to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) at www.curemeso.org/ donations (select Tribute Wall option).

Published in The New York Times on July 17, 2014
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