Ned J. Hanna, 62, died peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017.
He grew up in Como Park and graduated from Murray High School. He continued to live in Como Park for most of his adult life. He was so active in neighborhood activities, including the Northwest Como Booster Club, that many dubbed him “The Mayor of Como Park.”
He later lived in Apple Valley, Minn., and Surprise, Ariz. After retirement, he worked at Giggles Campfire Grill during the State Fair. He had a wide circle of friends.
“There was no stranger who did not become a friend,” said a longtime friend from St. Anthony Park. The family remembers: “Ned was a beloved husband, grandpa, brother, uncle and remarkable friend. Ned’s gentle soul and kind heart had a profound impact on everyone he knew.”
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Sandra; step-daughter Nicole (Chris); and two grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers, Bill (Karen) and George, and sister, Jean. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Rose Hanna.
His memorial service will be held Dec. 19 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Roseville.