Kevin Hannah: Rest in Peace

I saw Kevin Hannah for the last time on November 14th at Galdo's in south Philly.  We were part of a large group enjoying a brunch sponsored by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.  He was sitting with his ace homey Al Littlepage.  He had posted a picture of himself with an IV in his hand a few weeks earlier on Facebook.  He indicated that he needed to take better care of himself and lose some weight. At our age, fifty-something for me, we can all say the same thing.  He still was his usual affable self though and I thought nothing of the brief encounter.

Kevin was the Ward Chairman for the 36th Ward.  He had recently assumed that position when our long time Ward leader, Anna Verna, stepped down.  He was a fixture near the door early on in my term as a Committee Person but he recently assumed his new seat at the front of the meeting space.  He helped to lead fundraisers and was active at the State level also.  Tara and Kevin Hannah were committee persons who carried on a family tradition started by their father, Charlie Hannah.  Charlie Hannah is an entrepeneur who has worked for himself for many years.  Kevin was helping to carry on that tradition as a union Operator and Foreman.

It was just about two years ago that Kevin lost his mother.  Her life was a testament to the strong family that was represented at her Home going service.  I met one of  Kevin's children when I visited the Family business one day.  I don't know how many children he had but he was definitely family oriented.  As none of know the day of time of our transition from this earthly existence, I want to take this time to wish the Hannah family my sincere condolences on the loss of Kevin.  I did not know until recently that he attended St. John Neumann High School.  Godspeed to the family as it tries to recover from his untimely demise.

P.S. The Home Going service was very well attended.  Kevin received citations from Congress, the PA Senate and House and City Council.  It was a testament to a life well lived.

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