James Patrick Hanning

November 10, 1982 ‒ May 15, 2019

Canandaigua, New York
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

James Patrick Hanning aged 36, of Canandaigua, New York, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2019.

He was born on November 10, 1982 in Cleveland, Ohio and spent most of his life in Delaware, Ohio.

James graduated from Delaware Hayes High School in 2000, where he was an active member of the Jr. ROTC program. After high school, James proudly became a United States Marine serving in Parris Island, SC and later with the Marine Reserves, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment from Ohio. James received his B.A. in history from The Ohio State University in 2006. He had a remarkable enthusiasm for the American Civil War, military history and family genealogy. James spent countless hours researching and tracing his own family history and educating others about genealogy. Taking road trips through Amish country (Holmes County) and Civil War battlefields with his father was pure joy. He dreamed of someday making the same memories with his own son, whom he adored. He loved deeply and was deeply loved.

Left to cherish his memory is his son Matthew, whom he loved dearly; parents, William and Ann Hanning of Delaware; siblings, Elizabeth (Brian) Smith of Stowe, Vermont, John (Olivia) Hanning of Atlanta, Georgia and Heather (Chris) Cowles of Delaware; nephews, Liam, Oliver, Kingston, and Breckon; nieces, Sophie and Ocean; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where celebration of life services will follow at 7:00 pm with Pastor Robert Gustafson officiating and military honors provided by members of the United States Marine Corps and Delaware County Veterans Association. The family will then host a reception in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room following the services.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Delaware County Historical Society.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of James or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • My heart is breaking for all of you. I loved watching Jim grow into an incredible man. He has always and will always hold a very special place in my heart. So many times the JROTC crew ended up at my house usually with Jim leading the raid on the refrigerator. He took on the big brother roll for my younger son and I will always be grateful for that.
    Trish Jacquemin

  • I loved this guy and he loved me back- he was one of my best friends once upon a time. I have tried to recall all the amazing memories we’ve shared, the conversations, the laughs, the tears and mostly the ridiculousness but there are so many. Jimbo they say you were loved deeply and that is an understatement. Your family was always patient and their love abundant. We lost someone great- he will always be one of the best in my heart.

  • What a shock. My heart breaks for your family.

    Jim was a frequent guest at my house as he grew up through JROTC with my son and other friends. He was always well mannered and helpful.

    May God bless this family

  • So many fond memories of Jim and the gang hanging out at the Hudson house. Our deepest sympathies to you all.

  • I remember James and the ROTC gang hanging out with my girls, they were just part of the family. They would just make theirselves at home. I truly enjoyed each and every one of them. My sympathies go out to all of his family.

  • We met at such an early age..believe we was 5…we argued and fought on the playground at Woodward…then for the next good chunk of Elementary School we was hard to seperate but as friends. Think we was around 9 or 10 when we stopped seeing each other due to the typical life changes as we grow older.

    Funny I have told a story to my wife and kids around a fire about not catching their marshmellows on fire because I had went camping with a friend and had a flamming Marshmellow fall on my bare thigh…lol….I never got a chance to reconnect with him much besides a couple quick chats on messenger…but from the sounds of it he had made many good calls in his adult life. Rest easy now, Jimmy.

  • So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing Will keep you all in our prayers. God bless.

  • My heart is filled with sadness. Dear Jimbo….you will be missed!!! I can remember so many funny and good times! Especially our trip to Florida. I loved you very much and your family like my own
    Rest now sweet Jimbo. God Bless

  • My heart is filled with sadness for your family. I first knew Jimmy as good friend’s “annoying” little brother.(I had one too!) Then, years later we worked together and I got to know him as Jim, a man trying to make his own way, who really tried to do the right thing. I will always have good things to say about him. He was kind, smart, liked to laugh, and was always respectful. I am so sorry for your loss and I am sending healing thoughts to your family.

  • Our prayers go out to your family, may He bring you comfort and peace at this time!

  • I didn’t know Jim very well but if he was anything like his older brother, he would have made an impact on many people, and will be missed by more then he will ever know. When I lost my little brother, the messages from those whom he touched were a good part of what helped me make it through the pain and sadness. I pray that you all remember the wonderful times together, as they are the memories you will treasure forever. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed being his second grade teacher. I was proud of his choices as he grew up.
    Mrs. Donna Bell

  • Ann and Bill, I am truly sorry for your loss. I guess that the only saving grace is that he visited you so recently around Easter which should give you a nice and a recent memory. My heart goes out to you and James’ siblings. I like your idea of giving the American flag that will be presented to you following the military service, to his son, which one day will be a wonderful memory for him.

  • I so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Reading the story of his life helped me see all the good he had accomplished. I’m sending sincere sympathy and prayers to the whole family.

  • If the Army and the Navy
    Ever look on Heaven’s scenes,
    They will find the streets are guarded
    By United States Marines.

    Oorah Devil Dog!

    You were loved more than you’ll ever know and will be so very missed.

  • I want to express my sympathy to the entire family for your loss. I was Jimmy’s kindergarten teacher and I am very proud to read about his accomplishments.

  • Bill and Ann, and family.
    I didn’t know Jim, but having gotten to know you both through the Citizens Academy the last two years, I am positive he was a fine man, father, brother and son. My prayers are with you and your family over his passing. Take care.

  • Jimmy was an amazing man and friend. It’s still a shock that he’s gone. I will always cherish the many memories we have from ROTC, to the cabin get away, to dinners and late night conversations. You are loved dearly my friend. Until we meet again xoxo

  • Jim was a great guy. Loving caring & would make friends with anyone. It’s been many years since I saw him last but someone who I would never forget. My condolences to Jim’s family. Rest easy Oohrah buddy.

  • Jim, what a wonderful young man you were! In 18 years of teaching I’ve seen thousands of cadets come and grow with us in AF JROTC. Jim was special, Mr. Military Bearing, and incredible professionalism were benchmarks of his character. He epitomized everything we hope our young citizens personify. He thought deeply, acted kindly, and milked each moment for all it was worth. I will always remember him, his gentle smile, his good works. I salute you Marine! Condolences to his beautiful family and all those that feel his loss. God bless you Jim Hanning!

  • To James’s Family…
    My heart is absolutely crushed. James and I worked together at Tractor Supply in Canandaigua, and I drove him back to the VA every night after closing. We had so many laughs during our 5 hr shift and just the two of us working, chaotic busy-ness would turn into chaotic laughs. One night James was so excited about buying a table and chair set, I offered to get it back to the VA for him, now we just had to make it fit in my Ford Escape, and we did.( that was the very short version of the story). Mr and Mrs Hanning…I am so deeply sorry for your tremendous loss, if I had known about this tragedy, I would have been in Ohio on May 24th and shared my memories. I will say this, James had an incredible love for his little boy Matthew.
    Hold tight to James’s memories and I pray that God wraps you ALL tightly in His love and protective hedge, in the difficult days to come. God sure has gained an awesome Angel.

    God Bless and Many hugs…
    Julie Trickey