November 28, 2014


Richard A. Hanson

Richard A. Hanson, 58, Westerville, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013. Rick was born in Elyria, on May 8, 1955, to the late Charles W. and Phyllis J. (Hunker) Hanson and was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Hanson.

He was a graduate of Elyria High School in the class of 1973.

Survivors include his wife, Carol (Haponek) Hanson; daughters, Andrea (David Monfort) Hanson, Melissa Hanson and Stephanie Hanson; brother, Charles “David” (Natasha) Hanson; grandchildren, Connor and Skylar; sister-in-law, Gladys Hanson; nieces, nephews and their families plus many friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3047 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus. In addition, visitation will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst, with a Graveside Service to follow at Elmwood Cemetery, 640 N. Ridge Road, Lorain.

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  • M.Kovacs

    Played football with Rick .They failed to add he is in the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 1971-72 undefeated Football team It was nice seeing Rick at the induction ceremonies a few years ago. M. Kovacs

    • Carol Hanson

      Thank you for the comment. It is noted on his headstone regarding being in the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame. He was VERY proud of that.