Edward Stephenson Hanrahan
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 8, 1929
  • Date of passing: Feb 20, 2013
May the road rise up to meet you...

This website was created in honor of Steve Hanrahan, 82. Please explore the site, read about Steve's life, and leave a comment.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ed Pelton on 8th September 2013

"The Benham assoc.is about to have another reunion and his smile will be missed along with some of his tails of navy life aboard the Benham."

This tribute was added by Ed Pelton on 4th April 2013

"Steve , The Benham Assoc and all its members will miss you and your smile You had some great stories to tell
  We will be thinking and remembering  you
  Ship Ahoy mate."

This tribute was added by D Fabry on 1st March 2013

"I was a student of Dr. Hanrahan’s through the early to mid-70’s, having majored in chemistry and taking a number of his courses.  He was so kind and thoughtful, he came across as being genuinely interested in each and every student in his classes, and he would go above and beyond to give assistance where needed. His classes were more like sitting in on a conversation with an old friend rather than"

This tribute was added by Ted Chaney on 28th February 2013

"I always enjoyed Steve's navy spirit that helped keep the Benham association strong.  He will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Ralph Oberly on 25th February 2013

"I have been in the Marshall Physics department since fall 1970. My respect for Steve is immense.  He was always honest and considerate with me..he as Dean, I as Chair of Physics.  He tried to be as fair as possible.  He tried to distribute funds fairly even though they were scarce.  He was congenial and positive.  A friend as well as a colleague.  Never got to play golf with him.........."

This tribute was added by Arissa Hannon Prichard on 25th February 2013

"Dr. Hanrahan was always very nice with a humble personality.  My prayers are with his family.  God Bless!"

This tribute was added by Calvin Kent on 25th February 2013

"Steve was Dean of Science when I became Dean of Business at Marshall.  He was agreat help to me as a "new" dean to learn the "lore" and customs" of Marshall.  His continued good cheer and devotion to his students are an inspiration to all."

This tribute was added by David Brunk on 23rd February 2013

"Steve was a fellow barbershop harmony member and friend, later a client. I have fond memories of singing and attending SPEBSQSA conventions all over the US, with Steve. In later years Steve would share stories and ideas in my office. I'll miss him. Prayers for Mary and all the children and family. David Brunk, Tucson AZ"

This tribute was added by JON SURPRISE on 23rd February 2013

"Steve was Treasurer of the USS Benham DD796 Association when I became a member, an office I now hold, so I appreciate his service to that organization and to the country by his military service.  He and Mary were always an asset to our group and most welcome at our reunions.  He will be sincerely missed."

This tribute was added by Olen York on 23rd February 2013

". . . a great source of encouragement and dependable source of great advice.  He always had time to help steer young undergrads in the right way.  And, anyone could tell he was generous with his time, kind to others, and someone that genuinely enjoyed other people.  For that I am grateful.  I only regret not staying in contact with Dr. Hanrahan.  RIP, Dr. Hanrahan.  God-speed."

This tribute was added by Olen York on 23rd February 2013

"To Dr. Hanrahan's family and close friends:

Please accept my heart-felt condolences.  In my years at Marshall Univ. (1991-1996), Dr. Hanrahan was my favorite person at the university.  As a chem major, I thoroughly enjoyed his principles in chem class, but more importantly, outside the classroom, Dr. Hanrahan was . . ."

This tribute was added by RUDY PETERS on 22nd February 2013

"Steve was a man's man and a friend's friend,and this is a better world because of men like Steve.and thank you Steve,for your friendship."

This tribute was added by David Heide on 22nd February 2013

"What a dear and wonderful guy. All my love to the Hanrahans and Steve's big loving circle of family and friends. These pictures are just great."


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