Dean W. Hansen

Dean W. Hansen, 65, of South Michael Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at West Penn Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on February 17, 1954, in St. Marys, the son of the late Raymond and Anne Hansen.

In 1986, at the Chapel of the Roses in Las Vegas, NV, Dean married Paula R. Troha, who survives.  Their marriage was blessed at Sacred Heart Church by Fr. Chad Ficorilli O.S.B.

He resided in St. Marys all of his life and graduated from St. Marys Area High School.  His early working career was in the powdered metal industry, and employed in the maintenance department at Penn Highlands Elk for majority of his later working career.  He also ran a successful rental business his entire life.  Amidst his day jobs, he enjoyed his part time work as well, both at Queen of the World School and meter repair service for The City of St. Marys.

He was involved in a number of activities that benefitted the St. Marys community during his life.  He served as the chairman of the Memorial Day Parade for over 20 years, where he was recognized with the “Distinguished Service Award” in 2008 by American Legion Post 103.  He had a passion for Boy Scouts, where he formerly was an Assistant Scout Master with Boy Scout Troop 95.  He served as chairman of the Zoning Hearing Board for the City of St. Marys for a number of years as well.  He continued his volunteerism, with running the ECCHS Music Bingo for over 15 years.  And he was an active member of Queen of the World Church.

Aside from working and volunteering, he enjoyed his Camaros, Pittsburgh Pirate baseball games, and going to camp on Sunday afternoons.

He is survived by his wife, Paula, at home, and by his son, Derek Hansen, of St. Marys.  He is also survived by two brothers, Denny Hansen and Dave Hansen, and by one sister Sharon Adamski.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dean W. Hansen will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Michael Ferrick, Rev. Ross Micelli, Rev. Chad Ficorilli O.S.B., and Rev. Justin Nolan O.S.B., concelebrating.  Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd, St. Marys, PA 15857, The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of St. Marys, 25 North St. Marys St, St. Marys, PA 15857, or The Crystal Fire Department, 319 Erie Ave, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Teresa January 9, 2020 at 5:53 pm

Thinking of you Derek, and your family. So sorry.

Roger and Doreen Steis January 9, 2020 at 5:57 pm

To Paula and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Dean was a fellow band member of ours and we have lots of fond memories of him. Nice guy, always happy!
I’m sure he will be greatly missed.
Be assured you and yours are in thought and prayer.
Deepest sympathy,
Roger and Doreen Steis

Connie Kerner January 9, 2020 at 8:20 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I will pray for all of you.
We will not be able to attend viewing due to health, our thoughts will be of you.
God Bless,
Connie

Gary and Chrissy Cheatle & Family January 9, 2020 at 8:39 pm

Paula, Derek & Families,

I’m saddened to hear of Dean’s passing. He was always a kind and generous neighbor. Our sympathies are with you all at this most difficult time.

Gary, Chrissy , Ethan & Ben

Jim & Laura DeLullo & Family January 10, 2020 at 8:18 am

To all Dean’s family, we send our condolences. May God grant you peace, strength and comfort.

Sharon & Rich January 10, 2020 at 8:46 am

Praying you are at peace and resting whole in the loving arms of our Lord.

Paul and Jodi Fleming January 10, 2020 at 9:51 am

We have known Dean for a long time through the various places he worked and volunteered. He always had time for a chat and a smile! Your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Patty Carnes January 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

Paula and family, We had no idea Dean was ill. So very sorry to hear of his passing. Ran into him a lot when our parents were at Pinecrest. He was such a good person and he will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort. R.I.P. Dean

Diane Scutella January 10, 2020 at 3:53 pm

Sending heartfelt sympathy to all.
SMAHS CLASS OF 1972

Dan and Susan Herzing January 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm

Paula and Derek,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Dean was a wonderful person and always so kind to everyone. He will be missed.

Dave & Susie Weinzierl January 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm

Extending our deepest sympathies to each of you. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Eugene F Breindel January 11, 2020 at 1:52 am

I’m so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time. He will be missed by all.

Sandy Scacchitti January 12, 2020 at 12:55 am

Paula and Derek, Mom and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers to both of you. Menina and Sandy Scacchitti.

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