John Franklin Hassan

1935 - 2020

John Franklin Hassan, 84 of Mt. Cory passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Blanchard Valley Hospital. He was born on June 27, 1935 in Kenton, Ohio to the late Irvin and Mary (Bame) Hassan. He married Karen Eck on July 22, 1961, they celebrated 58 years of marriage. Karen survives along with their six children: Tim and Patrice Hassan of Findlay, Darin and Kathy Hassan of Findlay, Kevin and Dawn Hassan of Mt. Cory, Brian and Jane Hassan of Findlay, Anita and Lee Wilson of Mesa, Arizona and David and Toni Hassan of McComb. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, Kimberly, Jonathan, Kelli, Raechel, Erik, Aishlin, Jamie, Andrew, Kristelyn, Elijah, Hannah, Octavia, Railen, Brittany, Kyle, Annie, Andrew, Caity, Matt, Jack, Dakota, Kaitlyn, Forest, Grace, Aubrey and Shelby and 12 great-grandchildren, Connor, Declan, Cydney, Carson, Caden, Olivia, Caleb, Caroline, Alice, James, Brenden and Athena (he was also looking forward to three new great-grandchildren in 2020). He was also preceded in death by three great-grandchildren, Cohen, Brantley and Carson and a brother, Norman. John also leaves behind many friends and co-workers. He was a 1953 graduate of Cory-Rawson High School where he participated in the football team and glee club. John was drafted into the US Army in February of 1958 and was deployed to Germany in August and received his honorable discharge in May of 1960 with the rank of Specialist Five. He received his undergraduate degree from Findlay College in Education. John held several jobs over the years to help support the family including: Central Oil and Asphalt, Dekalb Seeds, Kohls, The Courier and farming. John went on to teach at McComb schools and helped coach track. He spent the majority of his career at Cory-Rawson where he retired in 1994 and then taught an additional year at Riverdale School and had also taught adult education at Findlay High School from 1988-92. John served as Mt. Cory Fire Chief for many years, officiated high school football games and ran a summer painting crew. He shared a special bond with his son Kevin, as they had both served in the Armed Forces; special memories were made attending the Veterans Day services at McComb and Cory-Rawson and as he and Kevin attended the annual Veterans Day dinner together. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Friday, May 15, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Mark Fuerstenau officiating. Burial will be held in Clymer Cemetery where the Hancock Co. Veterans Memorial Squad will present full military rites. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00pm Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the funeral home. With the current health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, please take all necessary precautions when attending the visitation and funeral; if you have underlying health concerns, please consider sending a card or condolence via Memorials can be directed to Hancock Co. Firefighters Association or to the Parkinson's Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.