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Richard Addison Hanan ’26

Published in Mar. 10, 1993, issue

DICK HANAN, a former investment manager and an outstanding yachtsman in the San Francisco area, died Oct. 12, 1992, after a battle with cancer. For many years, Dick was a partner in the investment management firm of Hanan and Kiebler, and until his death, he was associated with Davis Scaggs Investment Management. But Dick's, real interest was sailing, which began in childhood in Greenwich, Conn., as he was a member of an active sailing family. Not long after our graduation, Dick became a resident of San Francisco, and from 1933, as a member of St. Francis Yacht Club, he was active in competitive sailing. He raced in San Francisco Bay and along the California coast and competed in major ocean races in such places as Mexico, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest.

In 1947 Dick took his 65foot yawl TRAVELER from New York to San Francisco, and in 1968 he was skipper of a 68foot yawl from Barcelona across the Atlantic to Barbados, after cruising in the Mediterranean.

During WWII, Dick taught aerial navigation for the Air Corps. Besides sailing, Dick enjoyed golf, which he played until the early part of 1992, when his failing health determined otherwise.

In accordance with his wishes, Dick's ashes were committed to the sea from a racing sailboat in the waters beyond the Golden Gate, which he loved and had raced in for many years.

Dick was a loyal member of the Class and our sympathy goes out to his widow, Marian; his daughters, Joan Potter and Jacqueline Deetken; a brother, Leonard '26; six grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.

The Class of 1926

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