Robert W. Hanson

August 17, 1939 - January 28, 2018
Robert W. Hanson


Robert W. “Bob” Hanson, age 78 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Bob was born on August 17, 1939 in Queens, NY. He was the son of William Henry Hanson and Beatrice Lamouree Hanson.

Bob graduated from Davison Elkins University in West Virginia, and was retired from Federal Paper/International Paper Company. Bob served his county in the US Army and had retired from the US Army Reserve with the rank of Major. Bob was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wilmington. He enjoyed playing golf and was a former member at Pine Valley Country Club.

Bob is survived by his wife, Pattie Hanson; one daughter, Beth Lucas and husband Paul of Cary, NC; two sons, Ken Hanson of Wilmington and Terry Hanson of St. Augustine, FL; three grandchildren Evan, Madison, and Jacob Lucas; brother Bruce Hanson and sister Gail Polhein.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A reception will follow in the Church Parish Hall.

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  • January 30, 2018
    Donna and John Thompson lit a candle:
    Lit since January 30, 2018 at 1:11:42 PM

  • January 30, 2018
    Paula and Earl DuRant says:
    Words can’t begin to convey how beyond sad Earl and I are to hear that one of the best all-around great guys has left us. Bob was my first “real” boss, a mentor, and a friend. I’ll always carry some real pearls of wisdom like only Bob could give. He was one of a kind and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  • January 30, 2018
    Bob Livingston says:
    I've known Bob since our days as fraternity brothers at Davis and Elkins College. I used to say "We were brothers from another mother." The truth is, I loved him like a brother. I will miss every aspect of his personality that made him a very special person. We shared many annual gatherings of the "Fab Five", Hanson, Elias, Locke, Mc Callum and Livingston. Rest in peace Bro. Linda joins me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Pattie and the family.

  • January 31, 2018
    O. WOMACK says:
    MY CONDOLENCES TO THE HANSON FAMILY There are no words to express the pains of death. At Revelation 21: 4 Jehovah God promises to do away with tears, pain and even death. So may you find comfort in his promises during this difficult time while you await to be united again with your love ones.

  • January 31, 2018
    JIM HUBBARD says:
    OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE HANSON FAMILY WITH BOBS PASSING , SINCERLY - JIM AND ELLEN HUBBARD -Wharton ,NJ (thank you for our fond memories of you --Patty---the golf ball -and Bruce)