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Official Obituary of

Paul J. Hannay

March 31, 1935 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Paul Hannay Obituary

Paul John Hannay, 88, of Tiffin, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.

Paul was born in Youngstown on March 31, 1935 the third child born to Ray and A. Katherine (Hess) Hannay. The family moved to Salem where two more siblings were added to the family. Paul graduated from Salem High School in 1953 and started working at the Stark Memorial and furniture store until he was drafted into the Army in 1958.

During basic training at Ft. Knox, he was given the opportunity to take an audition to get into an Army Band. Now this sentence is for high school students that play an instrument, if you are going into the military for a couple of years, please take an audition to get into a band.

After his service time, he came home to work at Starks again while attending Youngstown College to earn enough credits to enter Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Paul and Sarah “Sally” (Scullion) were married on August 10, 1963 at St. Paul’s Church in Salem, OH and after a one week honeymoon, moved to Cincinnati where Paul continued his education.

Paul had worked at a couple different funeral homes after embalming school until 1975 when Lou and Kate Nemeth decided it was time for them to sell and retire. The Hannay’s bought the business on July 1, 1975 and later named it Hannay-Nemeth Mortuary and retired in 1997.

Paul was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Third and Fourth Degrees, Past Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree, Ohio Funeral Directors Association and Ohio Embalmers Association.

Paul enjoyed good music, traveling, golf, and playing cards, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Survivors include his wife, Sally Hannay, a son, David Hannay, a sister, Mabel Lou McLeah along with many nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ronnie Hannay, two sisters, Margaret Garloch and Eva Rae Cody and a nephew, Greg Garloch.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Walters officiating. The Rosary will be prayed 30 minutes prior to Mass at the church. Visitation for family and friends will also be on Monday, from 10:30 a.m., until 12:30 p.m., at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin. Military honors will be rendered by the United Veterans Council at 12:15 p.m., at the funeral home. There will be a private family burial held at St. Joseph Catholic cemetery at a later date. Caring and professional services are being handled by Engle-Shook Funeral Home in Tiffin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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April 15, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Military Service
April 15, 2024

12:15 PM
Engle-Shook Funeral Home
135 North Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Mass of Christian Burial
April 15, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Tiffin
36 Melmore Street
Tiffin, OH 44883


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