Edward D. Hassall

January 7, 1921October 8, 2012
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Edward D. Hassall, age 91, of Gasport, entered into rest on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Born January 7, 1921 in Gerry, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur Hassall of New Zealand and the late Jennie (Bignall) Hassall of Wisconsin.

Edward served his country in the US Air Force from 1942 until 1945. He married Lois O. Wagner November 25, 1958 in Johnson Creek. Mrs. Hassall died September 26, 2008. Edward worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport as a machine repairman, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Covenant United Church of Christ, Gasport Masonic Lodge #787, Gasport Jet Setters, American Legion, Niagara County Historical Society and the Royalton Historical Society. He enjoyed going for walks, playing cards and his social groups. He worked for many years at the Fly In Pancake Breakfast in Royalton.

Surviving Edward, are his children: Paul G. Hassall of Tonawanda, Kathy Tilbe of Lockport, Linda (David) Leighton of Wilson, L. Dale Merlin of Lockport and Leslie (Rosemarie) Olmstead of Lyndonville. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Brother of the late: Walter Hassall and Hilda Hassall.

Family and friends are invited to attend visitation at the Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from Covenant United Church of Christ, 4449 Gasport, Road, Gasport, NY at 11:00 am. Interment will be in Hartland Central Cemetery, Gasport, NY

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to The American Cancer Society or to Covenant United Church of Christ.

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  • visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 11, 2012

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L Dale Merlin

November 22, 2012

I know you are where you need to be now, with Mother. You had a really great life and I am so proud to call you Dad. You and mother gave us all such a good life. We will treasure all the good memories and keep you both in our hearts always. Looking back at the pictures of our vacations and special times together brings us great joy and great memories to share. I would not have wanted my life to be any different. You both taught us so much and I will do my best to pass some of this to my children and grandchildren. I will see you both when my time is up. Love you both always.

November 6, 2012

Sorry this condolence is so late, but my computer access has been down. S sorry to read about your Dad' s passing. I hope all is well with you.
Mary Lee(Hooks)Tarr

Nan Hassall

October 18, 2012

I remember Uncle Ted at the farm laughing, playijg baseball. He helped stop an indoor leak in Neb, and we had a picnic-the worms from the tree passed out - 'dropin guests". His leaving makes Earth darker, but heaven brighter.

Nan Hassall

October 18, 2012

I remember Uncle Ted playing baseball at Grandpa Hassall's farm. He was so energetic and laughing so much. And the time he came to Nebraska, during a house flood, he helped fix the faucet that was flooding from upstairs. He and Aunt Lois went and bought the fixing's for a cookout, too, and we had 'drop-in' guests-the tree had worms, and the heat from the grill made them drop. His support during and after Mom's funeral was wonderful too.

As always, when someone passes, "Our world is darker, but heaven shines brighter."

God be with you all Nan Hassall Lockport NY

edye radice

October 15, 2012

You had such zest for milkshakes, calzones and family. Im so pleased that Austin was able to see you on his last visit. You will always be in our thoughts.

Rachel Hassall

October 15, 2012

You will be missed Grandpa.

Paul Hassall

October 12, 2012

Go with peace father


Edward Hassall January 7, 1921 ~ October 8, 2012


Brothers: Eddie Dormer and Walter Keetley


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