Thomas W. Hanes, 1934-2019

YOUNGSTOWN –Thomas William Hanes, Jr., 85, died Thursday morning at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Thomas was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Youngstown, a son of the late Thomas William Hanes, Sr. and Helen Kerr Hanes and was a lifelong area resident.

He worked as a machine mechanic for General Electric for 40 years until it closed in 1985. Thomas then worked for Roth Brothers for 10 years before retiring. After his retirement, Thomas worked part-time at the Bedford Trails Golf Course, where he was known as the “Flower Girl.”

He was an avid golfer and loved the unlimited golfing he had at Bedford Trails. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the Slovak-Catholic Sokol.

Thomas leaves a son, Robert Allen (Maria LaMorticella) Hanes of Youngstown; a daughter, Kathleen Ann (Tim) McMichael of Poland; nine grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Thomas also leaves three brothers, Richard Hanes of Reno, Nev., Howard Hanes of Poland and Jim Hanes of Sebring.

His wife, the former Joan Irene Mathison, whom he married June 12, 1955, died April 8, 2010. Thomas was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas William Hanes, III; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Friends may call from 3 to 5:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a service at 6 p.m.

Friends and family may view this obituary and give their condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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