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Gary L. Hanson, Sr.

Born: Sat., Apr. 1, 1961
Died: Sat., Apr. 25, 2020

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Gary L. Hanson, Sr., 59, of Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, PA, died after an extended illness Saturday, April 25, 2020 at home.  Born  April 1, 1961, in Smethport, PA,  he was the son of the late George Hanson, Sr. and Rose Farren Hanson. Gary was employed for many years at Segel and Son in Warren.  He married Beverly Haight Hanson at Chapman Dam in 2002 (his companion of 32 years).  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Hanson Morey.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by 6 children, Christina (Gene Charette) Hanson of South Dakota, Richard Hanson of Warren, Jessica (Ed Lauffenberger) Klein of Warren, Cassie (Jake Jackson) Haight of Clarendon, Ashley (Danney) Ringer of Warren, Gary (Kimberly) Hanson II of Clarendon; 3 brothers, Charles Hanson of Clarendon, George (Pamela) Hanson, Jr. of Clarendon and Walter (Teresa Evans) Hanson of Jamestown, NY; 16 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Gary enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and camping.  He loved being around people and all of his family.  Gary would want everyone to remember him for his smiles, not tears of sorrow.  He would want for his life to live on in the campfires we smell, an his life story be told by the tales we all will tell around it.  His life was full of great family and good friends.  He was a man that would stand up when most would sit down.  He would help someone in need, even if he was in need himself.  He wasn't fast to judge and gave just everyone a first chance.  His pride was his children, whether they were by blood or by choice and his "JOY" was his grandchildren.  His wife was his everything!  He would not want us to grieve and be sad.  He would want us to just gather up some wood and have a campfire and remember him; and  when the sun paints the sky in the west, stand for a moment and feel him beside you and remember only his best.



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Stephen Poole
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed playing pool with Gary.

Lauri duffy
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Sorry for your loss.he truely was a great man.

Evan Duncan
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
My condolences to the entire family. Uncle Gary was a great man that made an impact on everyone he met. There was never a dull moment when he was around. The world lost a great person!!!+

The Gibsons
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Prayers to all,And may you rest easy now.

Melissa Chmelovsk
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
To a great man,who loved unconditionally,a friend to everyone he knew or just met.
You will never be forgotten but Always remembered.may you rest at peace now.
Thoughts And Prayers to the Family..

Jeffrey Gray
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Peace brother.

Terry Streit and Michelle Swab
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Our condolences to Bev and the whole family. If there's anything you need or we can do, plz don't hesitate to let us know. I know there's going to be alot of tears. For Gary was loved and respected by so many. All are love,
Terry Streit
Mickey Swab

Francis Notoro
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
A piece of Clarendon has left in your passing Sir. You were always kind to my brother and I as kids and we always had fun when you and my father would hang out. Thank you for always being a man of kindness and heart and being such a good man to my father. God Bless You and keep you.

Andrew and Peggy Haines and Family
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020

May your good memories and knowing that he is at peace,bring you comfort at this difficult time!! We will keep him in our hearts❤️ And Love him FOREVER!

Kirk. Zofcin sr.
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
My prayers in seven directions to Bev and family + close friends. Sorry for your loss .

Kirk. Zofcin sr.
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
My prayers in seven directions to Bev and family + close friends. Sorry for your loss .

Jessica @ Michael Bailey
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Lots of love an prayers an strength for the entire family...As Gary was a beautiful soul filled with life, compassion an just all around amazing soul.May he rest peacefully in the nights sky...

Debbie Bailey
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
My sincere condolances to Gary's family...Praying for peace. You're in my thoughts.

Diane Burkey
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Deepest Condolences to Gary’s family and Beverly. Gary you were a good neighbor. Rest In Peace, fly high.

Barbara& Clyde Wagner
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
I didn't know Gary well, but my son Scott Wagner spoke of him often& Thought of him as a wonderful person who was always there for him& Ashley! RiP & you are at rest now!! Bev& family so sorry for your loss& God be with you!!

Scott's parents, Butch& Barb

Mike and paula moscato
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
We are so sorry for you loss know we are thinking of you (Emporium Pa)

Jan (Ion) & Gary Raught
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
I'll keep the family in my prayers. I'll remember the day he gave me the name HAM (hall ass momma) May Gary fly high. If you Bev need or want anything that I can do just give me a call.

James Segel
   Posted Sat May 02, 2020
uncle Gerry I remember the times we had at Segel & son you'll have a place in my heart! love you buddy

your little buddy J.R

david Segel
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Hanson family, it hurts to lose another member of the "Segel" scrapyard family---Garywas a very conscientious worker and I miss the dedicated effort and pride he put into his job. I appreciate his thoughts and wishes about campfires and his love of family. our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this time. David & Bobbi Segel & family

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