Gregory Robert Hanlon

May 2, 1940 ~ April 9, 2019 (age 78)


Gregory Robert Hanlon, 78, of Orwigsburg, passed away Tuesday, April 9th surrounded by his loving family.

Greg was born in Danville, PA on May 2, 1940, a son of the late Josephine (Williams) Hanlon and James Hanlon.

Greg served in the U.S. Air Force for two years and graduated from Washington Hall Junior College. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a faithful adorer of the Divine Mercy Perpetual Adoration chapel at St. Patrick's Church.

During his early career, he hosted a local morning radio show "Ramblin' with Hanlon" at WPPA in Pottsville and continued at other radio stations in Wilkes-Barre, PA. and Wilmington, NC. Throughout his career, he pioneered a number of creative ventures in audio and media production. He was an avid pet lover and always had family dogs to bring constant joy. He will be deeply missed by his current dogs, Rosie and Rudie. He also loved the outdoor views living near Hawk Mountain and in recent years grew many varieties of milkweed which he used to raise and release hundreds of Monarch butterflies each season. His zest for life was a joy to be a part of.

A model of "St. Joseph," he demonstrated ever loving care and protection of his wife, children and grandchildren.  Among his best attributes were kindness, generosity, humor, and the gift of gab. During his last months, his brief illness profoundly deepened his Catholic faith and brought him closer to God.

In addition to his wife, Aleece, of 51 years, Greg is survived by his son, Peter, husband of Jane Hanlon, daughter, Jennifer, wife of Mill Wallace, his sister, Joan, wife of Cal Wagner and sister-in-law Del Hanlon. Grandchildren are Colette and Anna Hanlon, and Bridget, Sophia, and Faith Wallace. Greg was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Otterson and Patricia Cummings, and brothers James, David, Joseph, and an infant brother John.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Oblates of St. Joseph, 1522 North Wanamaker St., Philadelphia, PA 19131.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church on Monday, April 15th, at 11am celebrated by Monsignor Edward O'Connor and concelebrated with Father Luke Anderson O. Cist., Father Edward Connolly and Father Ronald Minner.

Isaiah 60:2     "Upon you the Lord will dawn. And over you the glory of the Lord will be seen."

Services are entrusted to the Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg.

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Mass of Christian Burial
April 15, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
319 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901


Oblates of St. Joseph
1522 North Wanamaker Street, Philadelphia PA 19131

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