D. Joseph “Joe” Hannon of 502 E. Fairfield Ave. passed away peacefully at 11:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in his home with his family at his side. He was 88.

Mr. Hannon was born on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1919, in New Castle, a son of Daniel Joseph and Elizabeth Mulvy Hannon.

He retired as a co-owner of D. J. Hannon and Sons Plumbing and Heating Co., where along with his family, he had operated the New Castle company in its second generation of business.

He was a member of St. Camillus Church.

He was a 50-year member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 47. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus New Castle Council 512, fourth degree Villa Maria Assembly, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 69, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 455, and the Eintracht Singing Society.

A decorated veteran of World War II, he served with the Navy.

He enjoyed bowling and traveling with his wife, playing poker with his friends and family, and his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves his wife of 66 years, the former Lucille Jaworski, who he married on Nov. 14, 1942.

Also surviving are his two daughters, Elaine Simmons and her husband, John of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Eileen Leight and her husband, Terry M. of Winchester, Va.; two sons, Daniel J. Hannon III and his wife Marcie, and David J. Hannon and his wife Susan, all of New Castle; a brother Eugene Hannon and his wife, Shirley of Aikens, S.C.; a sister, Dorothy Criswell of Bradenton, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Tara and Lindsey Simmons, Chrisha Jordan Espinoza, Daniel J. Hannon IV, Jaclyn Busin, Diana Hannon and Hunter Leight, three great-grandchildren, Caleb, Rudy and Nina Espinoza; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Hannon and Jackie Hannon; and a brother-in-law, Gaylord McEwen, all New Castle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Kathleen Hannon; three brothers, Jack “Oscar”, Donald G. and William Hannon; two sisters, Mary Catherine McEwen and Betty Hannon; and his stepmother, Ellen McGowan Hannon.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, 111 W. Falls St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Camillus Church. The Rev. Philip N. Farrell, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery with full military honors provided by the New Castle Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Camillus Church, 314 W. Engelwood Ave., New Castle, PA, 16105.

Please sign the guestbook at www.legacy.com/ncnewsonline/Obituaries.asp.

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