Jack HANNING “Maui Jack” 3/24/1925 ~ 1/7/2012
Jack was born in Seattle to Jack and Irene Hanning. He was a lifelong resident of West Seattle and graduated in ’43 from West Seattle High School. Jack joined the Sea Scouts and sailed on the Yankee Clipper, later in life, he served on the Sea Scout Foundation. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy Submarine Service during WWII and served on the Pogy SS266 from ’43-’46. In ’47, Jack married Bettie McCoy and they celebrated their 64th anniversary last June 14th. He graduated from the U of W in ’53 then worked for Benton Realty before opening Hanning Realty in ’56. Later he added Olympic Escrow.
After 50 years in the business he closed his office in ’06. Jack loved to travel. He and Bettie visited Hawaii every year for 32 years. They also traveled Europe, China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Jack served as President of the W. Sea Hi Yu celebration in ’73 and President of the W. Sea Lions in ’99. He belonged to the W. Sea Monogram Club, the VFW Farwell Roosevelt Post and the Alki Kids Breakfast Club. As a member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII, reuniting with his Navy buddies at the National Submariner Conventions was a joy for him.
Jack was a loving husband to wife Bettie, loving father to daughters Jami (Jim) Vaux and Lori Hanning, and loving grandfather to Jeffrey Vaux. He is also survived by brother Rome Hanning and nephew Michael Hanning of Long Beach, Ca. We wish to thank Val, Otelia, Dan, and Claudia at the Alki Adult Family Home for their loving and compassionate care of our Jack. Memorial Service will be heldat the Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill St., Seattle, 98116, Sat., 1/21, at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assoc, PO Box 75169, Seattle 98175.
Published in The Seattle Times on January 15, 2012