Oscar F. Hans, Jr., 96, of Willow Road, Watsontown, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at his home.
Born January 1, 1916 in Milton, he was the son of the late Oscar F., Sr. and Mary Alice (Binder) Hans.
He was married to the former Edna M. Middlesworth on December 9, 1937 and they have celebrated 74 years of marriage.
He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII on the USS New York.
Oscar retired from ACF Industries, Milton in 1976 where he had worked nearly 40 years.
He was a member of the Watsontown American Legion and a life member of the Muffley Huff Post 8206, VFW, Turbotville, and the NRA.
He had attended 18 reunions of his naval comrades over the years.
He was a founding member of the Watsontown Alliance Church where he had served in all the elected positions there over the years. Oscar had served on the zoning board of Delaware Twp., and on the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville.
Surviving besides his wife, Edna, are a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Hans-Walker and her husband Richard of Wilmington, NC; a daughter-in-law, Ravena Hans of Charleston, SC; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a sister, Sara Hannahs of Baltimore.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis W. Hans (1951) and Oscar F. Hans, III (2010); three brothers: Frank, Clifton, and John Hans; and three sisters: Clara Auker, Verna Mae Ellis, and Elizabeth Leech.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main Street, Watsontown where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday with Pastor Donald Jones officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville.
The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the VNA Health Systems Hospice, 21 West Independence Street, Shamokin, PA 17872.