Joseph W. Hannan
Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather
W. Hannan, 88, retired Lieutenant for the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey, of Rockaway, NJ, formerly of
Waldwick, NJ passed away on Thursday June 30, 2001 at
home, surrounded by his family.
Born in Paterson, NJ Joseph lived in Waldwick, NJ for
most of his life before moving to Rockaway, NJ in 2004.
He was police officer with the Port Authority of NY and
NJ for over 30 years before retiring at the rank of
Lieutenant. During his career with the Port Authority,
Joseph became a recognized expert in all phases of
emergency and fire equipment. He was directly
responsible for testing and evaluating airport
equipment. He also developed the appropriate training
programs for all Port Authority Police Emergency crews.
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 1975,
for his accomplishments in the Field of Emergency
Joseph served honorably in the US Army during WW II.
Joseph was predeceased by his three children, his
daughter Linda, and two sons, Joseph and James.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 64 years
Adelaide (nee Mahoney), his devoted children. Eileen of
Rockaway, NJ, Thomas and his wife Emily and his
cherished granddaughter Taylor all of Denville,NJ, his
brother John of Carey, NC and his sister Mae of Wayne,
Joseph's funeral will be conducted from Norman Dean Home
for Services 16 Righter Ave., Denville, NJ
(please read complete obituary and light a candle in
memory of Joseph on web site), on Tuesday July 5th at
9am for a 10am Mass of Christian Burial services at St.
Catherine of Siena Church Mountain Lakes, NJ committal
and interment service at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.
Relatives and friends will be received on Sunday July
3rd at the funeral home from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers
donation to the Visiting Nurses Association of Northern
New Jersey 175 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 or
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262
Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be
joe lanciotti 2011-07-02 15:50:10
Worked many years with this wonderful man called Joe
Hannon writing rescue manuals for the Port Authority's
airports.JFK,LGA & ERW. Kind, considerate, modest and a
professional. The Port Authority knew how to select the
best in those years. Joe helped make airport rescue
operations a life saving possibility. Thousands have and
will benefit because of his work.