James Gartley Hannah

September 4, 1941April 28, 2021

Always in our hearts

James “Jim” Gartley Hannah, age 79, of Highlands Ranch, CO, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. He was born in Meadville, PA on September 4, 1941, a son of the late James A. Hannah and Cathryn (Gartley) Hannah.

Jim served in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in business administration. He was a federal agent working for the Postal Inspection Service in Chicago and Denver. In his retirement he was actively involved with a re-entry housing prison ministry, A Future and A Hope, LLC in Colorado.

He could fix everything and was always willing to lend a hand. He was a giver with a big heart. He loved spending time with family, studying the Bible and always enjoyed a good home-cooked meal. Travel was a favorite pastime which led him to Israel on several occasions, Indonesia and Juarez, Mexico, where he could use his gift of carpentry on various mission trips.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Richard Minton, Elaine Baker and Rebecca Wagner.

Jim is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marcia (Anderson) Hannah, his son, William Hannah of Bloomingdale, IL, and grandchildren, Gabriel and Caden Hannah. He is also survived by his siblings Betsy Wintermyer of East Springfield, PA and John Hannah of Girard, PA and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to A Future and A Hope LLC, P.O. Box 2922, Littleton, CO 80161. Condolences may also be sent at



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Reception

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021


  • James Gartley Hannah will be laid to rest by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory at Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. 19132


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Terence Dyson

May 5, 2021

Jim, built our house from 2001-2004 with help of VA we purchased 9/2020.

We didn't know you but appreciate your love, blood, sweat, and tears in building the home.

You were a blessing to this disabled combat veteran and thanks to Jim for following his heart and faith.

Terry and Jeannie