B. Gene Hahn

May 13, 1939 ‒ July 16, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Bernard Gene Hahn, known as B. Gene or Gene passed away after a brief diabetic related illness on Thursday evening of July 16, 2015 at Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.

Gene was born in Coshocton, Ohio on May 13, 1939 to Beulah S. and Bernard C. Hahn.

He graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1957 then attended Ohio State University and graduated from Ashland College with honors and a double major of marketing & accounting.

Immediately following college, Gene became a C.P.A. with Willis Osmond and Beilstein where he quickly rose to a full partner and owner.  He retired as the owner and managing partner of W.O.B. but could still be seen several days a week at his office on Stumbo Road.

He married Brenda Seibert in 1965 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past May. They resided in a custom home they built in southwest Mansfield with their two children.

He is survived by his wife Brenda of Mansfield, son Ben and grandson Joshua of Lexington, daughter Gretchen of Orlando, Florida and 2 nephews Daniel Walker and his wife Solange & Curt Walker, all of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Bernard and Beulah Hahn as well as a sister Linda Hahn Walker.

A longtime community contributor, Gene held board positions with the YMCA, Red Cross of Ohio, The Renaissance Theater & Discovery School.

He served as an on-going expert witness for the local, state and federal court systems in the field of finance and accounting as well as served as a trusted advisor to Taylor Industries, The Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company and Jay Plastics/Jay Industries.

Gene also served in the United States Army Reserves 359th Civil Affairs Unit.

He enjoyed antique automobiles, spending time with his family and long distance driving.

His impact and presence will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues, clients and the Central Ohio Community.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service will immediately begin at 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (please make checks payable to: JDRF) may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with Gene’s family by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Please accept our sincere sympathies in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. We are your neighbors across the street and would often see Mr. Hahn tending the lawn maintenance of your beautiful property. Please let us know if there is anything you need some help with there. May God give you peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.
    John and Monica Boliantz

  • Even though I never had the honor of meeting Bernard, he had to be an Amazing and Loving person, husband and father because his daughter, Gretchen, is one of the Finest Persons I know as a Friend! May God Bless and Heal your family in this time of deep sorrow.

  • May fond memories of your dad bring you comfort during this hard time. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile. You have a beautiful family Gretchen. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to you & your family Gretchen. He could not have asked for a more devoted daughter. I hope his memory will bring comfort to you.

  • Take comfort in all the love and prayers that are coming to you and your family. Gene lived a wonderful and full life that is reflected in the amazing daughter and friend that you are.

    • Thank you Valerie. I appreciate it very much. I will strive to make my dad proud for the remainder of my life.

  • So sorry for your loss, wishing you and your family strength and comfort in your memories. Your father sounds like a wonderful person who made a significant contribution to his family and community.

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you, Hahn Family. Over the past 15 years or so, I’ve known Gretchen and the aspect of her that I most admire is her love of her family. When we were at channel 9, I loved chatting and hearing stories about her mama and daddy. They always made me smile and laugh! Like another friend of Gretchen mentioned earlier, I didn’t ever have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hahn, but both Mr and Mrs Hahn have to be amazing to raise such an incredible girl. God bless you all.

  • Ben & Josh, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father/Grandfather . May his memories keep him alive in your heart forever. Gods speed.