Ocean City Today

Tom Hannon

Jul 06, 2017
Tom Hannon

printed 07/07/2017

Ocean City

Tom Hannon of Ocean City, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his devoted family and friends on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

He was the son of Marguerite (Hohman) and Patrick Hannon, Sr.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 43 years, Lorraine Kathryn (Strigle).

He is survived by his longtime companion, Angie Mack; his sons, Thomas Jr., Timothy (Janice), Brian (Grant Morrow); and his daughters, Kathy Britt (Bruce), Susan Hannon and Beth Hannon (Frank Fetter).

He is also survived by his loving grandchildren, Captain H. David Hannon (Lin), U.S. Army, Allie and Beau Britt. His larger than life family included over 50 “first” nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friend, John Staley, of Ocean City.

He was the last survivor of his large family of 12 children from Irvington, Maryland and was preceded in death by Catherine Blair, Paul (Mike) Hannon, Elaine Christie, Francis X. Hannon, Sr., Regina Delaro, Alice Federline, James I, Joseph, Eugene, Patrick (Paddy) and Jerome (Butch) Hannon.

Tom proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a member of the American Legion, (Posts 109 and 166) for over 50 years. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus for 60 years, first in Catonsville, Maryland and continued after retiring to Ocean City in 1985.

He was a past grand knight and charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 9053 in Ocean City, Maryland. Tom was a devoted member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City. He was a member of the VFW (Post 8296), the Elks Lodge, the Delmarva Irish American Club and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Tom was an avid golfer and a member of the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club.

His impact and contributions to Ocean City were memorialized when he was honored with the “Key to the City.” He proudly served as the grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2003. Tom loved his adopted hometown of Ocean City. He worked tirelessly to make Ocean City the best it could be with his many charitable activities through many organizations.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday July 6, 2017 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Knights of Columbus Council, 9053, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Maryland 21842, or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury,Maryland 21802.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.

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