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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Gary R. Hannigan
November 26, 1946 - January 15, 2019

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Clergy - Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church - 14100 Worthington Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116 - 215-464-1540 - Map
Family Florist - Schmidt’s Florist - 700 Solly Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 - 215-745-6234 - Map
Donation - Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter - 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 - 215-561-2919 - Map
Donation - Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice Inpatient Unit C/O Office of Philanthropy - 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 - Map

Gary R. Hannigan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice in Meadowbrrok, PA. He was 72 years old. Gary was born November 26, 1946, the son of the late William Hannigan and the late Mildred Hannigan (nee - Gugger). He is the beloved husband of Judith Hannigan (nee- Otto); father of Matthew Hannigan and his wife Amy; brother of Linda Markert and her husband Billy and the late William J. Hannigan, Jr.

Gary was born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia. He grew up in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia and was a 1964 graduate of Frankford High School in the city where he player football under the legendary coach “Odie” Surrick, and sang in the high school choir under the direction of Dr. Robert G. Hamilton. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 1975 and worked for many years at the Morgan Pharmacy in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia and then in the pharmacy department of Walmart in Fairless Hills. He retired in 2012. In his leisure time Gary enjoyed marching in the Polish American String Band on New Years Day and was active in the Elkins Park Presbyterian Church Boy Scout Troop 7. After his retirement, he and his wife Judi moved from their home in Holland, PA to Chestertown, Maryland where he was a member of the Chester River Chorale and was a tester for the Chester River Watch. The Hannigans moved back to Philadelphia in 2018.

Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. and to his memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116.

Religious services were conducted by The Reverend Norbert F. Hahn, Ph.D. from Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. or to the Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice Inpatient Unit C/O Office of Philanthropy, 521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

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