Carroll Richard "Dick" Hann, 95, of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, early Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020.
Born at home in Hagerstown on July 23, 1925, he was the son of the late Carroll Luther Hann and Marguerite (Taylor) Hann.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic School. Dick enlisted in the United States Army in October 1943. He was assigned to Company E 358th Engineer Regiment, serving his overseas tour of duty during WWII in France, Belgium, Germany, and England.
Dick worked at the City of Hagerstown Municipal Electric Light Plant retiring in 1985 after 37 years of service. After retiring, he worked/played alongside his best friend, George Lushbaugh, for George's plastering business.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hagerstown. He also held memberships in the following organizations: Alsatia Club; Hagerstown Elk's Lodge 378; VFW, and Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.
Dick was a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan and he always sported his Red Sox hat with pride. He also loved the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dick was an avid bowler. He bowled for multiple leagues up until the age of 91. He loved to garden and planted the best garden in Hagerstown all the way into his 90's. Dick was famous for his "100-pound" pumpkins, even though his wife, Maureen, begged him to grow "the little pumpkins that sit on the front porch for Halloween." He loved planting flowers and shrubbery and had a green thumb for all plants. He also loved watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. In his younger years, he loved to fish, and he even raised homing pigeons. He enjoyed listening to music which included classic country, big band, and crooners. He also loved his westerns in which he would watch over and over again while informing all what happens next. While in the Army, Dick was an amateur boxer and later boxed in a Hagerstown boxing league. In the spring, summer and fall, you could always find Dick outside, from sunrise to sunset.
Most importantly, Dick had a magnetic character and was beloved by anyone who knew him. He was a friend to everyone and anyone. He didn’t pay much mind to material possessions and he was a genuine man who always treated others with love and respect. He never asked anybody for anything and never said a bad word about anybody. During Dick’s final days, he continued to wake up every morning with a positive attitude. “I feel great!” Dick would say, coupled with his famous mischievous smile and a little twinkle in his eye.
Dick will be dearly missed by his beloved and devoted wife, Maureen Y. (Martin) Hann, of 69 years. He is survived by his loving daughter, Colleen M. Bowers and husband Leon Bowers of Hagerstown; grandson, Ryan R. Miner and wife Kimberly of Gaithersburg. He was preceded in death by five siblings: Donaldine Gelwicks, Helen Vaughan, Thomas Hann, and Mary Louise Dennison. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and two great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rest Haven. Due to COVID restrictions, facial coverings and social distancing are required.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Online condolences can be made at www.rsthvn.com.