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Mark W. Hannon

September 11, 1922 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old

Mark Hannon Obituary

Mark W. Hannon

Portville- Mark W. Hannon passed away Monday (February 5, 2024) at the Cuba Hospital.

Mark was born in Olean on September 11, 1922, he was the son of the late Mark James and Frances Naoma LeStrange Hannon. On July 11, 1952 he married the former Carolyn R. Wormer, who predeceased him on November 15, 2019.

Mark was a graduate of Olean High School. He enrolled in St. Bonaventure University, leaving school to go serve his country in WWII where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Returning after the war to St. Bonaventure to get a bachelors degree. While at Bonas he was a big part of the ROTC program. Mark went on to work as a salesman for the Millcraft Paper Company.

He was a member of Bolivar Country Club, lifetime member of Bartlett Country Club, playing golf into his late 90’s. He belonged to Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. He also was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Portville, where he served as a Trustee and was involved in numerous church activities, including Catholic Charities. He was an election inspector for the Village of Portville. Later in life he received an honorary degree from St. Bonaventure’s University President, Sister Margaret Carney, for perseverance.  

Mark is survived by four sons, Mark S. Hannon of Cuba, James D. (Beverly) Hannon of Salamanca, Peter A. (Cheryl) Hannon of Anchorage, Alaska, and Timothy W. (Diane) Hannon of Starke, FL.; 10 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; a sister, Kathleen Morton of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Carolyn, brother, Richard Hannon, James Eugene Hannon, and daughter in law Julia Hannon.

The family will receive friends at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. (February 8, 2024).  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (February 9, 2024) at 10a.m at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, Olean. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American Legion

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February 8, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760

Mass of Christian Burial
February 9, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Angels (Olean)


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