William M. Hanson

William M. Hanson, 85, of Chapel Ridge, Bradford, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, at UPMC Hamot, in Erie. 

Born July 27, 1934 in Bradford, he was a son of the late George and Marjorie (Peterson) Hanson.

Bill was a 1953 graduate of Bradford High School and a graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo NY.

In 1969 he married Genie (Cullom) Hanson who preceded him in death on February 3, 1996.

Bill was employed in the airline industry for over 30 years, starting with Allegheny Airlines in Bradford, then US Air, and he retired from American Airlines as Management Director. 

He was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Bradford Lodge 749 F&AM, the Jamestown Consistory, Zem Zem Temple in Erie and the McKean County Shrine Club. He was also an avid golfer. He also enjoyed time with family at hunting camp and was always quick with a good joke.

Surviving is one daughter, Alli (Mike) Pepperling, of Apex, NC, three grandchildren, Madison Petermann, Orrin Petermann, and Avery Petermann, one brother, Jack (Gloria) Hanson, of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews. 

Friends will be received on Friday January 3, 2019, from 11:00 AM to Noon in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., at Noon funeral services will be held with Rev. Matt Blake, Pastor of the Bradford Area Parish officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital 1645 8th St. Erie, PA 16505. 

Funeral arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Bill will be dearly missed. Thank you for sharing Bill with us at Chapel Ridge. He always had a smile that could light up a room. I will cherish the talks Bill & I shared, especially Jackson Hole, Wyoming stories. He was a good man. Thoughts & prayers for the family. Sincerely, R. Roberts
— Rhonda Roberts

Our deepest sympathy to Bills family. We really enjoyed having Bill at our family gatherings, holidays, and picnics. He always had a big smile and a new joke to share. Bill will be remembered dearly.
— Stephanie Cottillion Wagner

I’m forever blessed and grateful for knowing and his advice in helping me with my airline career! Mr Hanson was truly a great manager but most of all a great man, my father Fred spoke often of how he loved Mr Hanson and his friendship. May you Rest In Peace.
— Scott Williams

When someone you love dies... you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them. But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. So sorry for your loss.
— Liz Gulker

Alli, I am so sorry to hear about your father. He was so kind and told the most wonderful stories! Thinking of you all...
— Nicole Brugger

Bill was one of the very best true friends I ever had, beginning in 1972. Up until very recently, when we spoke he always had a new joke for me. The shared memories we had will be remembered forever.
— Ralph Hitchcock

Bill was a great nan he and Genie treated me like one of their own when “Alice Anne” and I were kids!
— Megan Fackler Bretz

It was an honor and a privilege to have known your dad. My deepest sympathies. Sending love and hugs
— Sharon Weatherman

To the family of Bill it was my pleasure that I got to meet and take care of your Dad, Brother, grandpa at Chapel Ridge. He was very much a gentleman. He will be missed.
— L Carlson

Condolences

  • Bill will be dearly missed. Thank you for sharing Bill with us at Chapel Ridge. He always had a smile that could light up a room. I will cherish the talks Bill & I shared, especially Jackson Hole, Wyoming stories. He was a good man. Thoughts & prayers for the family. Sincerely, R. Roberts

    — Rhonda Roberts
  • Our deepest sympathy to Bills family. We really enjoyed having Bill at our family gatherings, holidays, and picnics. He always had a big smile and a new joke to share. Bill will be remembered dearly.

    — Stephanie Cottillion Wagner
  • I’m forever blessed and grateful for knowing and his advice in helping me with my airline career! Mr Hanson was truly a great manager but most of all a great man, my father Fred spoke often of how he loved Mr Hanson and his friendship. May you Rest In Peace.

    — Scott Williams
  • When someone you love dies... you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them. But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. So sorry for your loss.

    — Liz Gulker
  • Alli, I am so sorry to hear about your father. He was so kind and told the most wonderful stories! Thinking of you all...

    — Nicole Brugger