Joseph Howard Hannemann

March 14, 1934May 11, 2018

Dr. J. Howard “Jake” Hannemann Obituary Dr. Jake Hannemann, 84, of Cape Elizabeth died on May 11, 2018 from cancer. Born on March 14,1934 to Florence and Joseph Hannemann, he grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Lafayette College and Jefferson Medical College. He began practicing Radiation Oncology at The Maine Medical Center in 1971, serving as Department Head for 34 years. With his wife, Judith, he designed and conducted 25 years of Discovery Weekend cancer support retreats for patients and their families.

Jake is survived by his wife Judith of Cape Elizabeth, son Christopher Hannemann of Carmel, Indiana, son Paul and daughter-in-law Charlotte Hannemann of League City, Texas, daughter Melanie McKean of Cape Elizabeth, grandsons Joshua, Caleb, Nathan, Benjamin Hannemann and Ryan McKean. Jake’s son, John, predeceased him in 2003.

Dr. Jake was a founding member of the Maine Cancer Foundation and initiated the Root Cellar Adult Clinic, serving as its volunteer physician.

Friends may call at the Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home at 199 Woodford Street, Portland on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at The Church of the Holy Spirit,1047 Congress Street, Portland at 11:00 a.m.

Those wishing to do so, may make a donation to the Maine Cancer Foundation in memory of Dr. Jake at or 170 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Please visit for further information and to sign Dr. Jake’s guestbook.


  • Judith Hannemann, Wife
  • Christopher Hannemann, Son
  • Paul Hannemann, Son
  • Charlotte Hannemann, Daughter-in-law
  • Melanie Mckean, Daughter
  • Joshua Hannemann, Grandson
  • Caleb Hannemann, Grandson
  • Nathan Hannemann, Grandson
  • Benjamin Hannemann, Grandson
  • Ryan Mckean, Grandson
  • John Hannemann, Son


  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 17, 2018

Joseph Howard Hannemann

have a memory or condolence to add?

Joanne Jenssen

May 16, 2018

Dear Jude and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jake's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.
May Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, comfort and sustain you at this sad time. I pray that He will shower you abundantly with His peace and love to give you comfort.
I will always remember Jake as one of a kind of caring persons who used his God-given gifts to enable others and help them heal in many ways. He is truly remembered as a kind and generous servant of the Lord. What a wonderful legacy!
Love in Christ,
Joanne L. Jenssen